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By: FlowGuard on Jan 14, 2021 6:01:44 AM
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Why It's All About Choices

Designing a water distribution system that is built for quality, keeps customers safe and keeps their homes going for decades, comes down to one thing; making the right choices at the start.


The specification of the material cannot be underestimated as it determines the choice of the installation techniques and the tools. In the end, it affects the time and the cost of the installation itself. The decisions you make could be the difference that defines your customers’ future satisfaction and your reputation and reliability. Let’s make some of those crucial choices today.


Which would you choose:

  • The same piping material used by competitors
  • Piping material known to last over 55 years


FlowGuard® CPVC began its early development in the 1950s. The first water distribution systems were installed 55 years ago and many still operate today, fault-free. FlowGuard CPVC’s superior resistance to corrosion, scaling and biofilm formation is key to its longevity; many examples of this exist in systems around the world, decades after installation.


Competition drives our industry, often more than most others. However, your decisions must be based on quality for the customer.


Which would you choose:

  • Heat fusion equipment
  • Handheld tools


PPR pipe, for example, requires the use of heat fusion devices to create joints in plumbing systems, which from the outset has numerous risks. To the installer, there is the obvious risk of heat or toxin-related injury. To the customer, they may not be aware of the weaknesses created in heat fused PPR pipes and fittings. 


FlowGuard® CPVC requires no heat fusion and is risk-free to the safety of the installer. Solvent cement welding has been pioneered to create permanent, strong bonds between pipes and fittings without heat, and without creating weaknesses in the overall construction. 


While heavy machinery is often associated with reliability, the future of construction is in making working practises faster, energy-efficient and safer. 


Which would you choose:

  • A pipe based on its smoothness
  • A pipe based on its weight


Smoothness is key to FlowGuard CPVC’s effectiveness. Common threats to plumbing pipe integrity include chlorine-based corrosion and biofilm formation. CPVC’s chlorinated pipe walls are engineered for strength and durability, naturally immune to corrosion created by chlorine and hypochlorous acid. Its smoothness throughout is also a strong defence against microbial growth. 


Choosing a lightweight piping material does not always indicate weakness. When specifying FlowGuard CPVC, it is quite the opposite. CPVC’s smoothness increases flow rate, therefore outperforms PPR even with a smaller, thinner pipe. This allows for downsizing, a significant cost advantage with no threat to the system’s performance.


FlowGuard CPVC was engineered to give Specifiers a smoother decision making at the outset; it is at this crucial stage that we can ensure we are serving our communities as effectively as possible.


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