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Corzan® CPVC Tapped to Deliver Safe, Clean Water for New Florida Health Center

Capital Health Plan (CHP), a nonprofit managed care organization, is a nationally-recognized provider of comprehensive preventive, primary and specialty healthcare services for its members in the seven-county Greater Tallahassee, Florida, region. Plumbing and mechanical contractor Scott-Burnett, Inc. won the bid to provide Corzan® CPVC piping for the plumbing in CHP’s new Metropolitan Health Center project, a three-story building of 72,000 square feet comprising physician offices, urgent care, imaging, lab services, wound care and a center for complex care.

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Choosing the Right CPVC For Your Piping System

Merriam-Webster defines generic as “anything that is not sold or made under a particular brand name.” But when it comes to materials, what’s in a brand name, and how does a branded material differ from a generic? For instance, in some product categories, a generic version of a material may well be an acceptable choice to accomplish the function at hand.

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HVAC Design Guide

Delve deeper into CPVC's capabilities, benefits and performance in HVAC applications.

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Corzan® CPVC: Vertical Pipe Support Methods in High-Rise Construction

In multi-story construction, designers not only need to consider expansion and contraction for horizontally run pipe, but also the design and installation of the vertical piping. One school of thought when installing Corzan® CPVC for hot water riser systems is to use expansion loops similar to horizontal installations to account for thermal expansion.

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Corzan® CPVC Selected For Commercial Piping Exposed To San Diego Bay

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".

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How Corzan® CPVC Technology Evolved From Industrial to Commercial Applications

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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Plumbing: A Fulfilling Career for Lifelong Learners

Interested in history, chemistry, biology and having a positive impact on society? Plumbing may be the career for you.

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Why CPVC Pipe Fails, and Why It Succeeds

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.

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What’s In a Name? The DNA of Corzan® Piping Systems

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.

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Solvent Cement Success – It’s Math and Science in Seven Steps

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.

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Why You Need to Know About Municipal Water Chemistry

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. 

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