All We Need To Know About Agriculture Piping Products

The agriculture sector uses a large variety of pipes for various functions and terrains too. Mostly the pipes are used for the distribution of water to the farmlands from the sources of water which may be near or far from the farm. The source, distance and other factors also determine the type of pipes to be used for the distribution. Lands which don’t have nearby water bodies like rivers, canals, lakes or pond may also use water from bore-wells or tube wells. Even these sources may sometimes need pipes like in the case of bore wells where casing pipes are used in the assembling of a borewell. The different types of pipes used by agriculturists are RPVC, column pipes, bore well casing pipes, HDPE, suction pipe and elastomeric pipes. Kasta pipes are the largest manufacturers of all these pipes and that too stands at the top level in terms of quality and performance.

India has an agrarian economy but most of the arable land does not have an accessible regular source of water. Almost more than 80% of the arable land depends on water sources away from the farmland. Most of them are dependent on highly unreliable monsoons. Every plant requires a particular amount of water during a specific period in its growth cycle and the rains alone cannot suffice its needs. Moreover, every crop is planted at different quarters of the year and so not every crop needs to receive the rainfall for their water requirement. Scorching summers and arid winters also need to be covered for water. A good irrigation system connecting water sources to the field needs to be in place for a good yield. Kasta pipes are the most favored agricultural pipes for irrigation systems in India by the farmers, agriculturists and agricultural scientists for their excellent quality and long maintenance-free life.

The agricultural pipes need to suffice a lot of expectations of the agriculture lobby of India due to the tough conditions that they face while trying to get better produce and higher yield of the crop every year. It is always an uphill task for the farmers fetching for water, suitable weather, proper pesticides, apt fertilizers and storing of products due to the difficult weather conditions, varied terrain and other testing factors.

Agriculturists use agricultural pipes for a lot of functions regularly; first and foremost is for transporting water from the source to their fields. The other important requirements that use a lot of variety of pipes are the drip irrigation system, fertilizing, spraying pesticides in their field, casing for borewell, removing sludge, husk blowing and grain transfer. All these tasks require specific types of pipes that are built with the specific function in mind. The selection of a pipe that is suited for the function to be carried out is of utmost importance for the efficiency of the task and the longevity of the pipe itself. Kinds of pipes used for Agriculture are RPVC Pipes, column pipes, Borewell casing pipes, HDPE pipes and suction pipes. Kasta has been a top manufacturer of RPVC Pipes in India along with producing the best quality HDPE pipes in India. Kasta has proved time and again that they are the best manufacturers of pipes that are tough, durable, economically viable, Ultraviolet ray resistant, corrosion-resistant, lightweight, non-toxic, easy to handle and with a low installation cost.

The Difference between CPVC and PVC Pipes

What are PVC Pipes?

Plumbing pipes and fittings are usually created using PVC, PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) is an artificial plastic that has added stabilizers to prevent oxidation and degradation. PVC products and pipe-work are highly durable as it is engineered to resist degradation. When properly installed, these products can have a lifespan of up to 50 years or in some cases, they can last even longer. Poorly glued joints or tree roots displacing underground lines or burrowing their way into the pipe itself are some of the very few reasons why PVC pipes can fail.

Physical characteristics of PVC pipes

Traditionally the PVC pipes are in white or dark grey colour. On the side of the pipe, its technical description is printed. PVC can be found in both rigid and flexible forms. The rigid form is called uPVC and is usually used in construction and piping applications. The flexible form is just simply called PVC and is often used as insulation on electrical wiring. Both rigid and flexible forms of PVC are safe to touch and handle, they do not teach chemicals as long as they are used as the manufacturer intended.

What are CPVC Pipes?

CPVC pipes are made of thermoplastics that are created by further chlorination of the polyvinyl chloride resin. Two carbon atoms bonded to each other with two hydrogen atoms and two chlorine atoms bonded to this double carbon unit make up its composition. This molecule forms chains by linking with other molecules to make CPVC. Like PVC, CPVC also delivers superior resistance to degradation and provides a long service lifespan.

Physical characteristics of CPVC pipes

There are two sizes of CPVC pipes available- Nominal Pipe Size (NPS), which references the diameter of the inner hole of the pipe, and Copper Tube Size (CTS), which refers to the outer diameter of the pipe. Usually, pipes of the NPS system are coloured light grey, and pipes that use the CTS system are coloured yellow. Both types of pipes have their specifications printed on the side.

Differences between PVC and CPVC Pipes:

• PVC Pipes are white or dark grey in colour.

• CPVC Pipes are light grey or yellow in colour.

• The maximum functional temperature for PVC Pipes is 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

• The maximum functional temperature for CPVC Pipes is 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

• CPVC Pipes contain extra chlorine which increases chemical strength and helps prevent bacteria /biofilm formation within the pipes.

• PVC Pipes are more budget-friendly.

• CPVC Pipes are comparatively more expensive than PVC Pipes.

• PVC Pipes are most suitable for recreational applications, residential construction, DIY projects and cold water distribution.

• CPVC Pipes are most suitable for commercial applications, chemical handling and hot water distribution. Choosing the right type of pipe is very important as it makes sure that the task is carried out without any complications. The quality of the pipe is also just as important, Kasta pipes the largest manufacturers of CPVC pipes in India and also manufactures the best quality PVC Pipes in India. provide their customers with the highest quality of pipes to meet everyone’s needs.