Bionax® PVCO Pipe (CIOD)

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C909 Pipe System

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® 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 12454.
  • Gaskets shall meet ASTM F477 for high-head applications


  • Starting-stock PVC pipe shall have a Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB) of 4,000 psi.
  • Finished PVCO pipe shall have an HDB of 7,100 psi.


  • Pipe shall be molecularly oriented.
  • 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 colour-coded blue.


  • PVCO pipe shall be third-party certified to CSA B137.3.1 and AWWA C909


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 F1483: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe
  • ASTM F477: Elastomeric Seals (Gaskets) for Joining Plastic Pipe
  • AWWA C909: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pressure Pipe, 4 inch and Larger
  • CSA B137.3.1: Molecularly Oriented Polyvinyl Chloride (PVCO) Pipe for Pressure Applications (also certified to BNQ 3624-500 certification protocol)



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*

Municipal Transmission Mains

Municipal Distribution Mains

Sewer Forcemains

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