ABS Pipes

ABS Pipes

ABS pipes and fittings.
ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is an extremely robust thermoplastic pipework system used by many industries in systems for food and beverage production, sewerage and water treatment etc. Pipes and fittings made from ABS are extremely resistant to impact, have good resistance to chemicals and are non-toxic. These systems are light, strong and simple to fit using a solvent cement. The also conform to the following standards – British Plastic Federation (toxicological requirements) British Industrial Biological Research Association Code for Practice for Food usage 45/5 EEC requirements for plastic materials in contact with foodstuffs.  

WRAS Approval
ABS is approved by the Water Research Advisory Scheme for use with potable water.  

ABS pipe is manufactured in accordance with BS5391 Part 1 ABS fittings are manufactured in accordance with BS5392 Part 1  

Chemical Resistance
ABS has good resistance against
Inorganic acids
Organic acids
Animal fats

ABS is not resistant against
Organic solvents
Acetic acid
Vegetable oils.  

ABS System Pressure/Temperature Relationship
Pressure ratings for plastic pipework systems are always quoted at 20°C, it is a fundamental principle of such systems that if the temperature is increased then the pressure rating must be reduced. ABS systems should never be used for temperatures in excess of 70°C.