This rigid PVC pipe is made to schedule 40 dimensions, but it's transparent, with only a slight blue tint, making it easy to see what's inside it. Built for laboratories, food and beverage processing, sight gauges, pharmaceutical manufacture, hospital use, chemical processing, dry food lines and other applications, the pipe and fittings are made from a clear, virgin grade, PVC compound. The ingredients are non-toxic, conform to FDA food contact standards, and the compound is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation for use with potable water. It doesn't need ties or clamps to hold it upright or level, and may be used with standard schedule 40 fittings of gray or white. The Clear-40 pipe and fittings are non-conductive and flame retardant, with a U.L. rating of 94 VO. It comes in ¼ through 4-inch nominal pipe sizes, and fittings come in 90 and 45-degree elbow, T, male and female adapter, coupler, reducer bushing, and cap fittings styles. Optional configurations include bell-shaped ends, other fitting configurations, longer lengths, and schedule 80 dimensions.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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