What is the working pressure of schedule 40 & 80 PVC pipe?


FOR REFERENCE ONLY ! This information is a reference guide only. Specifying the correct schedule of pipe and fittings depends on many factors. It is the ultimate responsibility of the end user's piping engineer to specify the correct pipe schedule which will meet the maximum operating pressures / temperatures of the system for safe operation in the intended application.

Always, verify the rating with the manufacturer of the pipe you are purchasing to confirm it is the same as the information provided below. And always make sure that the products meet the requirements of applicable plumbing, building codes and the authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ’s).


The operating pressure of PVC pipe will be reduced as the operating temperature increases above 73° F. The chart below has the correction factors to be applied to the PVC pipe pressure rating in the chart above.