Pipeline service life

Durability is the property to resist erosion, material degradation and subsequent loss of function due to environmental and/or other service conditions.

Pipe material design comparison often employ the use of life cycle economic analyses. The life cycle cost of an alternative system or part of a system anticipates all the costs that are likely to occur over the service life.

Effects on pipeline service life



  • PVC-O pipes do not suffer corrosion.
  • Pipe unions ensure water tightness.
  • Flexibility of PVC-O pipes enables its recovery without permanent deformation from overpressure picks.
  • PVC-O pipes are not affected by low temperatures.