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

Binay Agrawal

Binay Agrawal, a highly experienced and accomplished professional, currently holds the position of Business Head of the TempRite South Asia division at Lubrizol India.

What Does It Mean for a Pipe to Be Fire Resistant?

Ensuring safety of our homes and loved ones is paramount. As a homeowner, we often overlook what piping systems are installed in our dwellings and do they trigger to increase fire load of our building. This also brings us to the topic of fire-resistant materials such as CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride) piping. Fire rated CPVC pipes are...

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What is UPVC and its Different Applications?

In the last couple of decades, plastic pipes have taken over the plumbing industry replacing metal and concrete pipes. Earlier, the major problems plumbers use to face were corrosion, heavyweight pipes leading to tedious installation process. This is where plastic pipes came in as a revolutionary solution to all leading plumbing problems. Among...

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Tips To Repair CPVC Piping Leaks

CPVC plumbing pipe that has been successfully installed & functioning well for years can change in appearance with the passage of time. Discolouration can happen, but if the pipe is FlowGuard® CPVC, that will not affect the life expectancy of the piping system or its pressure-bearing capabilities under normal use conditions. Hence chances of...

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What You Need to Know About CPVC Pipe Storing and Handling

Navigating the logistics of CPVC pipe storage and handling is a cornerstone of ensuring the material's durability and functionality in your plumbing projects. Whether it's preparing for transport or finding the ideal outdoor storage setup, the right approach to managing CPVC pipes is crucial. This guide serves as an essential primer, providing you...

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The Science Behind Solvent Cement Cure Times

In the industry of plumbing and industrial piping, the use of Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC) has become increasingly prevalent due to its reliability and versatility. The use of solvent cement is the key to the effectiveness of CPVC piping systems It is a specialised adhesive that ensures strong, leak-proof joints. However, the true...

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THE INFLUENCE OF UV LIGHT ON PLASTIC PIPING MATERIAL

Water supply pipes are used from both inside and outside the house. This leads to the basic question of whether plastic piping systems can be exposed to Sunlight or what is the influence of ultraviolet (UV) light on plastic plumbing systems. The answer to this question depends on the type of plastic being used. Different plastics behave...

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The Effects Of Hot Outdoor Climates On Plumbing Pipes

Plumbing pipes, particularly in Indian regions that are often subjected to harsh outdoor temperatures, pose significant challenges to their structural integrity and performance. This section explores how extreme heat and direct sunlight impact plumbing systems and the materials used in their construction.

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Safety Factors to Consider When Working with CPVC Pipes and Fittings

When it comes to working with CPVC pipes and fittings, safety is an aspect that cannot be overlooked. Given their widespread use in residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing systems, understanding and adhering to safety protocols is crucial. This guide aims to shed light on the essential safety factors that need to be considered while...

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How to Prepare for CPVC Pipe Installation in Hot Temperatures

When it comes to piping systems, the climate itself can pose a threat, with high temperatures affecting their durability over time and often leading to plumbing system failure. In countries where high temperatures are quite common and face exposure to harsh sunlight for prolonged hours, pipe installation can prove to be difficult. However, CPVC...

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How Energy Efficient Is CPVC Compared to Other Piping Materials?

CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) pipes have created a rage in the plumbing industry. They have been popularly used in both residential and commercial settings, steering a new era of efficiency and innovation. These game-changers are a type of thermoplastic known for their exceptional durability, chemical and corrosion resistance, as well as...

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