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By: FlowGuard on Nov 7, 2022 4:36:37 AM
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Why FlowGuard® CPVC over other industry alternatives?

Five questions about industry leading hot and cold water pipes and fittings

FlowGuard CPVC has been specified for a current major installation project in Nigeria.

The Karishma head office and factory will deliver world leading water quality to thousands across Nigeria and beyond; So why this major new investment?

Why locally made FlowGuard CPVC? Why is the local plumbing market getting excited about this new facility and what FlowGuard CPVC brings?

To find out more about the project itself, watch the case study video. Read on for answers to 5 of the most commonly asked questions in our community about CPVC pipes and fittings.

 

Can it be used for hot and cold water?

FlowGuard CPVC is relied upon in hot and cold water installations thanks to its inherent heat resistance.

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride has a strong, durable, chlorinated pipe wall structure which forms the basis of many of the benefits listed below.

FlowGuard CPVC can be used for continuous operating water temperature of 93°C, while PPR's maximum allowable temperature is 70°C for 50 years.

Is CPVC pipe fire rated?

From a building safety perspective, FlowGuard CPVC provides assurances where other plastic plumbing pipes cannot.

CPVC does not propagate the spread of fire. It does not produce burning droplets when exposed to fire and maintains its structure, even in the presence of flames.

Is CPVC pipe safe for drinking water?

Water quality and water safety go hand in hand.

Over time, PPR develops dangerous levels of bacterial growth, which can lead to various waterborne illnesses. FlowGuard CPVC has an inherent pipe smoothness which resists bacterial growth and minimises the threat of contamination for decades at a time.

Can CPVC pipe be used outdoors?

In cases where plumbing pipe does need to be exposed to the elements, FlowGuard CPVC continues to perform as needed.

It has exceptional UV resistance; chlorinated polyvinyl chloride compound is created via a UV reaction giving FlowGuard pipe and fittings a natural immunity to harsh outdoor climates.

How long do CPVC pipes last?

FlowGuard CPVC is designed for a 50 year service life.  It will not pit or corrode as the system ages, meaning the Hazen Williams C factor of 150 will decrease over time.

The solvent cement joining method creates additional strength with every joint, rather than additional weak points. If properly installed, a FlowGuard CPVC plumbing system should serve building owners for decades without any mechanical performance or water quality issues.

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These are just five reasons why FlowGuard CPVC is relied upon by an increasing number of plumbing professionals in Nigeria.

To hear from some of them, watch our case study video here.