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

 
Installation

Solvent Cement Success – It’s Math and Science in Seven Steps

By: Antonino Cantone

Experienced installers of FlowGuard® CPVC pipe and fittings for plumbing and HVAC projects know: a high standard of workmanship in the joining method depends on following the directions for...

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CPVC Performance

Not All CPVC Pipe is the Same: FlowGuard® CPVC vs. Generic CPVC

By: Antonino Cantone

Homeowners, building owners and contractors demand reliable, high-quality piping systems that deliver safe, clean drinking water over the long term. FlowGuard® CPVC pipe and fittings have a...

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CPVC Performance

Controlling Risk: Do Your Research Before Choosing Pipe Material

By: Antonino Cantone

Every piping project begins with an assessment of how to ensure the integrity of the system over its lifecycle and limit future liability. What are the steps you can take to ensure the pipe...

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HVAC, CPVC Performance

CPVC Dos and Don’ts for HVAC Hydronic Applications

By: Antonino Cantone

FlowGuard® CPVC pipe and fittings are designed to meet the temperature and pressure requirements of hydronic applications and withstand the internal stresses that result from conveying fluids over...

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CPVC Performance

Impact Strengths: The Strength of FlowGuard® CPVC Pipe

By: Antonino Cantone

One of the most important attributes one should consider when choosing pipe material is how well it can withstand impacts, or a suddenly applied load. The demanding applications for pipe placed in...

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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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