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FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings Resources - Africa

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

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Material Comparison

How Energy Efficient Is CPVC Compared to Other Piping Materials? [Infographic]

Known for its unique resource-efficient chemical composition, FlowGuard® CPVC is notable for its uniquely low environmental footprint in several areas when compared to metallic and other polymeric piping materials. For more than 55 years FlowGuard CPVC pipe and fittings has been attentive to limiting its impact on the environment.

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FlowGuard® Pipe and Fittings Standards, Approvals and Listings

All plumbing systems must past a series of third-party tests and evaluations to be used in homes and businesses. There are a number of national and international associations, as well as insurance companies that subject piping to various tests in order to advise end users on what materials and products are considered safe and reliable.

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Debunking CPVC Myths

Debunking CPVC Myths

Find straightforward answers to questions about: joint reliability, drinking water safety, service life and more.

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Installation

How Solvent Cement Works

CPVC plumbing systems are some of the most reliable on the market, thanks in large part to their strong pipe and fitting seams. CPVC is welded together using solvent cement, which is much different than glue and heat fusion.

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Health and Safety

Frequently Asked Safety Questions About FlowGuard® CPVC Pipe and Fittings

The safety and reliability of any material used within the home should be the most important consideration for any homeowner. The material used to distribute drinking and bathing water throughout your house is no exception.

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How CPVC Can Save You Money On Installation

Installing a brand new plumbing system or upgrading an existing one can be a costly venture. That’s why price-conscious plumbers, contractors, and homeowners turn to materials that can save money, like CPVC.

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FlowGuard® CPVC Impact Strength and Testing [Infographic]

A reliable and lasting plumbing system demands specific performance characteristics from its pipes and fittings. One of these, IMPACT STRENGTH, predicts whether your pipes will be stored, handled and installed without breaking.

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What You Need to Know About Storing and Handling CPVC Pipe

While a strong, durable material, FlowGuard® CPVC can be damaged if mishandled or improperly stored. For this reason, plumbers should keep the following suggestions in mind when bringing CPVC piping onto the job site.

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Health and Safety

How CPVC Better Resists Biofilm Formation than Other Piping Materials [Infographic]

Assessing resistance to biofilm growth in plumbing pipe is one of the most important specification considerations an engineer can make. That resistance is essential to keeping potable water safe and free of bacterial contaminants that can lead to serious health problems.

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Health and Safety  |  Material Comparison

The Effects of Hot Water on CPVC and PPR Piping

Heat is used to shape and mold plastics, including CPVC and PPR, into the pipes and fitting used throughout a home or villa’s plumbing system. After processing, how a plastic material reacts to exposure to heat, mainly from hot water and the surrounding environment, differs based on the type of plastic and how it was processed.

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Material Comparison

Hot and Cold Water Piping Material Comparison: CPVC vs. PPR

FlowGuard® CPVC pipe is the preferred choice for today’s residential plumbing systems. Our material meets the highest international standards, combining durability, reliability, safety and cost savings. FlowGuard CPVC outperforms all other plastic piping, including green pipe, or polypropylene (PPR).

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