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.
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.
Delve deeper into CPVC's capabilities, benefits and performance in HVAC applications.
As commercial/non-residential buildings that have been vacant for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic return to use, care needs to be taken to prevent inadvertently exposing employees and the public to another respiratory risk factor: Legionella. Legionella is the bacterium that causes the serious and sometimes fatal respiratory infection Legionnaires’ disease. Generally present in local water sources in benign amounts, Legionella microbes are capable of colonizing in warm non-circulating water systems and becoming disease carriers through widespread inhalation of contaminated mist or vapor by building occupants.
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.
Thermoplastic Corzan® CPVC pipe and fittings are designed to meet the temperature and pressure requirements of HVAC applications and withstand the internal stresses that result from conveying fluids over time at various operating temperatures, up to 180°F, in these complex projects.
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.
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.