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By: FlowGuard on Aug 1, 2022 1:00:00 AM
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Five Cost Saving Benefits on Big Projects with FlowGuard CPVC

How to protect lives and maintain a healthy bottom line in the process

When planning a major plumbing installation on a school, hospital or major public institution like the National Arts Theatre, there are many factors to consider in order to get the best results, while remaining on budget:

  • Material costs
  • Labor costs
  • Installation time
  • Maintenance and repairs
  • Waste management

In this blog, we'll explore five cost saving benefits of using FlowGuard CPVC pipe and fittings on major installation projects, benefiting thousands with healthy, clean water, while saving thousands on your budget in the process.

Material Costs

FlowGuard CPVC is inherently stronger than PPR. It can also withstand high temperatures and pressures without the risk of chlorine based corrosion.

The solvent cement installation process allows installers to reach more difficult areas and plan pipe routes more smartly, minimising the amount of material required.

When specifying materials and costing them, this will allow installers to do more, with less.

"CPVC will be my favourite from now on. I don’t need electricity or welding like I would if I was using other pipes; PVC is not as good as this." Dauda Abdullah - Plumbing Supervisor

Labor Costs

One of the more obvious advantages of plumbing with plastic pipe material is its handling. FlowGuard CPVC is naturally lighter than its metallic counterparts, and even when compared to PPR, it can be extruded in smaller sizes due to its superior strength.

This means installers will have a much easier time installing joints in plumbing systems and getting material from point A to point B.

Because FlowGuard CPVC is naturally easier to work with, you will save time on labour and therefore money on staffing.

Faster Installation

It takes several minutes to form a relatively strong joint using PPR piping, fittings and heat welding machinery.

In the same space of time, multiple molecularly fused, reliable joints of FlowGuard CPVC can be installed using simple hand tools.

This reduces time spent on site getting the job done, minimising time related costs, when it comes to project budgeting.

"It saves project cost because when the time you spend on installation is very short, then your project cost will also be reduced at the same time.” Ahmed Sittu - Project Manager

Maintenance and Repair

Do not underestimate the rolling cost of maintenance checks, repairs and system replacement. When a project is done from an installation perspective, the work, and therefore costs associated, are sometimes far from over.

Specifying FlowGuard CPVC is an investment in long-term saving on maintenance and repair costs. Designed for a 50 year service life, it has been specifically engineered to greatly reduce the likelihood of any repairs needed.

As long as joints are properly installed in line with Lubrizol and manufacturers’ instructions, you can draw a line under your project on completion, no longer being concerned with ongoing cost implications.

Waste Management

One of the last remaining costs in the project budget is typically waste management, recycling, and disposal of materials no longer needed.

FlowGuard CPVC has been engineered to minimise waste. Due to its straightforward streamlined jointing process and the reliable strength of the material itself, waste on site is minimised, and only the pipe material that is absolutely required should be on site at any time.

This allows for cost-effective specification of materials at the beginning and reduced reliance on waste management and transportation at the end.

Learn More

To learn more about how FlowGuard CPVC protects communities with clean, safe water and optimises installers' project budgets at the same time, even in major public institutions, watch our case study video of the National Arts Theatre.