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Product information, material comparisons, installation best practices, design considerations, safety information and more from the pioneer in CPVC plumbing technology.

 
CPVC Performance

Cooling Towers and Legionella Prevention

By: Antonino Cantone

In 2015, ASHRAE issued a voluntary consensus standard that establishes minimum risk management requirements for buildings with complex water systems, including cooling towers. Also now an ANSI...

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HVAC

Switching to FlowGuard® CPVC for HVAC Projects

By: Antonino Cantone

Thinking ahead to your next HVAC piping project? Did you know there’s a code-compliant non-metallic option that:

  • Will never pit, scale or corrode
  • Resists biofilm growth
  • Is lightweight
  • Can cut...
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CPVC Performance

How FlowGuard® CPVC Pipe Gets Its Pressure Rating

By: Antonino Cantone

A pipe pressure rating tells a system designer how well a thermoplastic material will withstand the internal stresses placed by the fluid being conveyed over time at various temperatures. When...

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CPVC Performance

Why CPVC Pipe Fails, and Why It Succeeds

By: Antonino Cantone

A question commonly asked about CPVC piping is what makes it susceptible to failures once in service. It is not necessary to have a materials science degree to gain an understanding of the factors...

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CPVC Performance

Recyclable CPVC Pipe A Plus In Sustainable Design

By: Antonino Cantone

With all eyes on the future of our planet, concern about sustainable building materials and solid waste disposal grows every year. Plastics typically are criticized for not being “biodegradable”...

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CPVC Performance

Clean Water Chemistry: What Pipe Specifiers Need to Know

By: Antonino Cantone

Combating waterborne public health problems that can arise from the potable water supply is a complex and ongoing challenge for any water utility and desalination plant.

According to the U.S....

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CPVC Performance

Resource-Efficient CPVC Limits Environmental Footprint

By: Antonino Cantone

For decades, the environmental movement and the green building emphasis that grew out of it,  focused heavily on the contribution of manufacturing processes that emitted waste byproducts to the...

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Installation, CPVC Performance

Understanding the Burst Resistance of CPVC Pipe

By: Antonino Cantone

When designing a new plastic piping system, it is crucial to keep in mind that the success of that system depends on a number of key factors: the quality of the parts manufactured ; the stresses...

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CPVC Performance

CPVC Piping and UV Resistance Properties

By: Antonino Cantone

A question piping specifiers often ask is how does CPVC fare in the presence of high intensity solar radiation and prolonged sunlight exposure coupled with temperatures as high as 50° C in summer?...

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CPVC FlowGuard

Choosing CPVC Piping for Corrosion-Prone Conditions

By: Antonino Cantone

In several occasions this blog has proved how FlowGuard® CPVC meets or exceeds the necessary safety, performance and quality assurance requirements of key international agencies. Many specifiers...

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