The transformation of San Diego’s North Embarcadero waterfront into the Portside Pier development was a joint project by the Port of San Diego and its restaurant partner Brigantine. Pacific Building Group (San Diego, California) was selected as the general contractor to oversee construction of the new concrete piles and a concrete pier with a two-story framed structure atop it, housing four dining establishments. For the hot and cold domestic water supply to these restaurants, the plumbing specification called for piping to be below the pier, and for this piping below the pier to be corrosion-resistant CPVC ranging from 3" down to ½".
Inquiring minds need to know: How did Corzan® CPVC transition from use in aggressive industrial pipe applications to becoming a trusted material for decades of reliable service in commercial plumbing and hydronic HVAC applications?
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A question commonly asked about CPVC piping is what could cause a failure once it is in service. It is not necessary to have a materials science degree to gain an understanding of the factors involved. Essentially, certain conditions must be present for a failure to be set into motion. In this post we will look at what these conditions are and how they may interact with each other.
How do you define Corzan® Piping Systems? Is it a product? Is it an ingredient of a product? It’s a good question, with an even better answer for specifiers, installers, distributors and our partners in the plumbing and HVAC industries.
Manufacturers develop instructions for installing or using their products for good reason. In the case of solvent welding of CPVC piping, a general disregard for the piping manufacturer’s installation recommendations will – sooner or later – give the system a lack of resiliency that will manifest itself in a shortened service life.
For 45 years, federal law has required potable water suppliers to protect their customers from waterborne pathogens while minimizing health risks from disinfection and the byproducts of disinfection. The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish minimum standards to protect tap water, and requires all owners or operators of public water systems to comply with these health-related standards.
NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 61: Drinking Water Systems Components – Health Effects establishes minimum requirements for the control of adverse human health effects in materials, components, products and systems that have direct contact with drinking water (from source to tap) or drinking water treatment chemicals.
Merriam-Webster defines a plastic as “any of numerous organic synthetic or processed materials that are mostly thermoplastic or thermosetting polymers of high molecular weight and that can be made into objects, films, or filaments.”
Chillers … air handlers … boilers and air separators … pumps and heat exchangers … condensate drains in plenums. Every one of these HVAC applications is a candidate for a piping material known around the world for its smooth, corrosion-resistant interior surfaces.