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AWWA C900 Pressure Pipe

Designed for municipal water applications, Blue Brute® AWWA C900 PVC pressure piping systems offer unmatched strength and corrosion resistance. Blue Brute® is certified to CSA B137.3 and conforms to AWWA C900 Pressure Pipe.

IPEX municipal pressure piping systems are made with a durable, high-impact PVC compound, resulting in excellent performance even under high traffic loads and deep burial conditions.

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Outstanding Performance in the Field

  • IPEX Blue Brute® systems are immune to corrosion from aggressive soils and galvanic action
  • The glass-like finish of PVC also reduces friction losses and eliminates the tuberculation common in iron pipes. As a result, pumping costs are reduced and water quality is maintained
  • IPEX’s patented gasket system is not only tested to withstand many times the rated system pressure, but also to withstand full vacuum pressures. The removable gasket system allows special oil-resistant (nitrile) gaskets to be easily installed when working in contaminated soils
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Third-Party Certified PVC Pressure Piping Systems

All IPEX municipal systems are third-party certified as applicable. In addition, Blue Brute® systems have Factory Mutual approval and Underwriter’s Laboratories (ULI and ULC) listings. Each piece of Blue Brute® is hydrostatically tested to two times its pressure class, ensuring excellent performance in the field.

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Blue Brute pipe shall be certified to CSA B137.3 “Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride PVC Pipe for Pressure Applications” and shall conform to AWWA C900 “Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Pipe, 4″ – 12″ for Water Transmission and Distribution.” Blue Brute pipe shall have the following Pressure Classes: DR25-165 psi (1120 kPa), DR18-235 psi (1620 kPa) and DR14-305 psi (2100 kPa).


Blue Brute pipe shall be made from PVC compound conforming to ASTM D1784 cell class 12454.


Pipe shall be suitable for use at maximum hydrostatic working pressure equal to the pressure class/rating at 23°C (73°F). Laying lengths shall be 6.1 metres (20 feet). Pipe shall have cast-iron outside diameters. Each length of pipe must be proof-tested at two times the pressure class.


The gasket shall be carefully fitted to the bell groove if not already factory installed. Both bell and spigot shall be clean and free of debris before approved lubricant is applied. The pipe and/or fittings shall be joined by push-fitting bell-and-spigot joint to the depth line marked on the spigot. When pipe has been cut in the field, the end shall be made square and beveled to a 15º chamfer. All insertion lines should be re-drawn, according to the IPEX Pressure Pipe Installation Guide. Blue Brute fittings shall conform to AWWA C907 “Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Pressure Fittings for Water (4″ through 12″)” and be certified to CSA B137.2 “PVC Injection Moulded Gasketed Fittings for Pressure Applications.” They shall also be UL Listed and FM approved.


Fabricated fittings shall be made from segments of AWWA C900 PVC pipe. Segments are bonded together and may be over-wrapped with fibreglass-reinforced polyester. The pressure class must match the pipe. The fittings must meet the requirements of CSA B137.3.


4 – 12″ (100 – 300 mm) DR25 165 psi (1130 kPa)

4 – 12″ (100 – 300 mm) DR18 235 psi (1620 kPa)

4 – 12″ (100 – 300 mm) DR14 305 psi (2100 kPa)

CSA B137.3 certified


FM 1612 approved

UL 1285 Listed

NSF Std. 61 certified

BNQ NQ 3624-250*

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