Bionax® PVCO Pipe (CIOD)

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Bionax® PVCO Pipe (CIOD)

When IPEX first introduced Bionax® PVCO pressure pipe in North America in 2008, it set a new standard for municipal water distribution and made everything else seem antiquated. Since then, thousands of metres of Bionax® have been laid in hundreds of installations and it is specified as a material of choice in jurisdictions from coast to coast.

Now, with the introduction of larger diameters, municipal water transmission projects can benefit from the same properties that put Bionax® water distribution lines and sewage force mains in a class by themselves.


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Bionax® PVCO Pipe System features

  • Larger internal diameters increase flow rates and reduce pumping costs
  • Higher cyclic fatigue resistance for force main applications
  • Reduced surge pressure
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This specification provides the requirements for molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pipe for potable-water systems and other pressure-pipe applications.


PVCO pipe shall be manufactured from rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound meeting the requirements of ASTM D1784 cell class 12454B.
Gaskets shall meet ASTM F477 for high-head applications.


Starting-stock PVC pipe shall have a hydrostatic design basis (HDB) of 4000 psi.
Finished PVCO pipe shall have an HDB of 7100 psi.

Pipe shall be biaxially oriented (molecularly oriented in hoop and axial directions).
Pipe shall be produced with cast-iron-pipe outside diameters (CIOD) in all sizes.
Pipe shall be joined by integral-bell gasketed joints conforming to ASTM D3139.
Pipe spigot ends shall be chamfered by the manufacturer.
Pipe ends shall be capped at the production facility prior to storage and shipping.
Pipe shall be color-coded blue.


PVC compound shall be CSA-certified to ASTM D1784 cell-class 12454B.
PVCO pipe shall be CSA-certified to CSA Standard B137.3.1 and third-party certified to NSF
Standard 14 and AWWA Standard C909.

PVCO pipe joints shall be third-party certified to ASTM D3139.


PVCO pipe shall conform to the following standards: • ANSI/NSF Standard 14: Plastic Piping

System Components and Related Materials

ANSI/NSF Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects
ASTM D1784: Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Compounds
ASTM D3139: Joints for Plastic Pressure Pipes Using Flexible Elastomeric Seals
ASTM F477: Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
AWWA C909-09: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe, 4 Inch
Through 24 Inch (100 mm Through 600 mm)

CSA B137.3.1: Molecularly oriented polyvinyl chloride (PVCO) pipe for pressure applications
BNQ 3624-500 certification protocol to CSA B137.3.1



4″ – 30″ (100mm – 750mm)

73oF / 23oC for 165 psi
73oF / 23oC for 235 psi

CSA B137.3.1 certified CIOD


FM approved

NSF Std. 14 certified

NSF Std. 61 certified

BNQ NQ 3660-950*

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