Yesterday’s Clay Pipe has a long history of solid performance and much of the pipe installed over 100-years ago is still in service and in great shape today. Today’s Clay Pipe is fired at 2000°F (1100°C). At this temperature, vitrification occurs as the clay mineral particles become fused into a chemically inert and stable material.
Today’s Clay Pipe has high bearing and compressive strength and is unique in its corrosion and abrasion resistance. The high quality of Vitrified Clay Pipe (VCP) is maintained in accordance with Standards issued by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). VCP is has the longest, richest history of any sanitary sewer pipe material available. Innovations over the years built on that extensive history. That means VCP is a proven material and it’s here to stay…forever!