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.
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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.
Should the extra cost of expansion loops drive your decision making about which plastic pipe to use for your next commercial plumbing project? If you are thinking of using polypropylene piping instead of CPVC for that reason, read on.
Contrary to what some may assume, Lubrizol Advanced Materials does not produce the final CPVC products used in plumbing and hydronic service. Instead we engineer and manufacture CPVC compound from PVC resin, as the chart below depicts.
Management of risk by building teams is an ever-growing area of professional concern. Complicated systems can have unseen impacts unless a holistic approach to the project is adopted at the start.
One of PHCPPros’ key plumbing trends for 2019 is tied to a strong growth area in the construction market – hotel rooms. That trend, prefabrication of building modules, is proving to be beneficial to the plumbing trades, where labor shortages have made jobsite-built projects more unpredictable and costly. And the latest data on rising construction costs, up 4.48% from the same time last year, points to worker shortages as a main factor in that increase.
CPVC pipe and fittings are the material of choice for commercial and institutional plumbing and HVAC applications around the world thanks to their reliability and efficiency. But not all CPVC piping systems are equal. Differences in a CPVC compound’s manufacturing, material science and chemical processing mean that the resulting piping and fitting products may or may not be compatible with all ancillary construction products such as thread sealers, gasket and gasket lubricants, firestop products and cleaners.