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A-2000™ Pipe

A-2000™ Pipe

With a 100+ year service life, A-2000 pipe withstands corrosive attack from both acidic and alkaline soils, is unaffected by chemicals found in normal sewage, and is a cost-effective alternative to other pipe products.

A-2000 for Irrigation

When compared to other thermoplastic pipes on the market, A-2000 stands up to the test. In fact, it comes out on top. With 15 psi-rated joints it can be utilized in low pressure head water conveyance pipelines.

A-2000 for Sanitary Sewers

Comparable to PVC SDR-35, A-2000 sanitary sewer pipe offers superior strength and performance at a tremendous value.

CMP and PVC Pipe for Rehabilitating Storm, Sanitary Sewers and Small Culverts

Reline drainage structures with hydraulically efficient corrugated steel, aluminum or PVC pipe. ULTRA FLO® and HEL-COR® are available in standard diameters through 120” and 144" respectively. Special diameters are also available in both products. The PVC pipe systems, A-2000™ and A2™ Liner Pipe — used for both drainage structures and sanitary sewers—are available through 36” diameter.

CMP and PVC Pipe for Pipe Reline

Lining inadequate or failing structures with corrugated metal material or plastic pipe uses little of the available area, thereby preserving the maximum amount of the original opening. Due to the hydraulic efficiency of Contech products, often a smaller structure provides the same hydraulic capacity as the original because of the low Manning “n” factors of A-2000™ and A2™ Liner PVC pipes and HEL-COR® and ULTRA FLO® CMP. Existing culverts and arches are generally lined with structures of the same shape, though slightly smaller in size. Rectangular openings can be lined with round, elliptical or pipe arch structures. Corrugated metal structures can fit almost any existing shape.

A-2000 for Storm Sewers

In recent years, the use of thermoplastic pipe for stormwater drainage systems has gained wide acceptance—based upon performance and economic advantages when contrasted with more conventional drainage pipe materials. However, when it comes to performance, not all thermoplastic storm sewer pipes are equal. There are distinct differences between A-2000 Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) drainage pipes in comparison with other drainage pipes that can affect overall pipe system performance.

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A-2000 Features and Benefits


Manufactured from low fill, virgin PVC resin

100+ year design life, superior corrosion and abrasion resistance

Patented double-sealing gasketed joint

Watertight joints

Superior load capacity

Can be installed to depths of 30 feet or more

Manning’s “n” = 0.009

Superior hydraulics; can be designed as a smaller and less expensive pipe

Lightweight and available in  long lengths

Easier and less expensive to install

A-2000 Properties

  • A-2000 pipe is available in 4” – 36” diameters
  • Standard lengths are 12.5’, 14’, and 22’
  • Perforated A-2000 is available for subdrainage applications
  • Complete line of fittings are available for uniform quality and more efficient placement

A-2000 Joint Options

  • Patented double-sealing gasketed joint for watertight applications
  • Positive O-ring gasketed bell-spigot joints for fast, easy, economical installation

A-2000 Applications

  • Storm Sewers
  • Sanitary Sewers
  • Subdrainage Systems
  • Irrigation

PVC Sanitary Sewer Pipe for Storm Sewer Pipe Applications

A-2000™ is a seamless profile wall PVC pipe extruded with a smooth interior and corrugated exterior. A-2000 provides excellent durability and resistance to abrasion and scour. It withstands corrosive attack from both acidic and alkaline soils and is unaffected by chemicals found in normal sewage. A-2000 has a proven track record in a variety of applications including sanitary sewers, storm sewers and subdrainage systems since 1984.

A-2000 is a cost-effective alternative to polypropylene, SDR35, ductile iron, RCP and glass fiber reinforced pipe products used in sanitary sewer applications.  A-2000’s superior strength, joint tightness, and overall quality have made it a standard in the industry.

Engineered for gravity flow applications in depths exceeding 30 feet, A-2000 should be specified whenever you consider using PVC sewer pipe.

A-2000 far exceeds the durability and service life of HDPE sanitary sewer pipe and drainage pipe and provides material stiffness up to six times greater than HDPE. And unlike HDPE plastic drainage pipe, A-2000 has a minimum of 46 pipe stiffness for all diameters.

A-2000 is also more hydraulically effective than HDPE or concrete pipe, meaning A-2000 can be designed as a smaller and less expensive pipe.

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