Clear-Guard™ Clear PVC


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High-pressure clear PVC pipe

IPEX Clear-GuardTM PVC pipe provides visibility on system contents, useful for double containment and leak detection. A clear containment system allows for easy detection of leaks and eliminates the risks associated with piping aggressive chemicals overhead.


With IPEX’s high-pressure clear PVC pipe you can specify Schedule 40 clear pipe for applications where previously only Schedule 80 clear pipe would suffice. With a hydrostatic design basis of 3,150 psi, our high-pressure formulation provides pressure ratings significantly higher than the competition. High-pressure clear PVC is suitable for various applications such as:

  • Plant chemical distribution lines
  • Double containment, clean rooms, and site glass applications
  • Chlor-Alkali processing
  • Metals & Mining
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment


  • Cost-effective multipurpose solution
  • Good visibility
  • High-pressure material allows for the use of schedule 40 in place of schedule 80
  • Certified to NSF-61
  • Pressure and Vacuum service
  • Fittings are available in clear or opaque


The specification section covers the details you need for your project.

  •  Sizes range from 1/2″ to 8″ Schedule 40 pipe
  • Standard 10-foot lengths
  • 20-foot lengths available by special order

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Rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) used in the manufacturing of Clear-Guard™ schedule 40 High-Pressure Pipe complies with the material requirements of ASTM D1784 (formerly Type 1, Grade 1) and has a cell classification of 15334 and a Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB) of 3150 psi. The compound is listed with NSF for potable water service.

Clear-Guard™ schedule 40 High-Pressure Pipe shall meet the requirements of ASTM D1785.

Clear-Guard™ PVC Schedule 40 pipe is marked as prescribed in ASTM D1785.
The marking includes the following: IPEX; Clear-Guard™; IPS PVC.
The Schedule and Pressure Rating is at 73°F (23oC); ASTM D1785; and NSF 61.

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