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RELIABILITY OF CPVC PIPING SYSTEMS VERSUS COPPER

CORZAN® CPVC: THE NON-METALLIC OPTION FOR WATER QUALITY

Controlling corrosion in commercial plumbing and hydronic HVAC piping is essential in order to protect water quality for the design life of the system. Setting up a piping system for long-term success is easier with smooth, corrosion-resistant piping that complies with NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 under all conditions and temperatures, and can be designed for flow without compensating for pressure drops due to corrosion and scale buildup.

Specifier Considerations for Piping

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#1 Water quality basics

When choosing a piping system material, ensure that it will:

  • Withstand aggressive ANSI/ASHRAE Guideline 188 water treatment protocols.
  • Resist the biofilm growth that can lead to waterborne illness like Legionnaires’ disease.
  • Avoid leaching metallic contaminants above recommended limits for safe drinking, if a water supply’s pH falls below 6.5.
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#2 Design basics

When designing your piping system, ensure that it will:

  • Provide the required temperature and pressure range for commercial and institutional applications.
  • Maintain maximum flow rates over the life of the system by not pitting or scaling.
  • Be approved for return air plenums.
  • Be third-party tested for compatibility with ancillary products.

Benefits of Corzan CPVC Piping Systems

Are the shortcomings of metallic piping materials plaguing your projects? Thermoplastic Corzan CPVC is a reliable alternative to metal that provides a solution to corrosion, scale buildup and the associated reduced flow area, concerns about biofilm growth and the risk of Legionella-based illness.

Learn more about why Corzan CPVC excels under conditions that could degrade and  reduce the service life of many metals here.

Material Suitability Resources

  • Case Study
  • White Paper: Why You Need To Know About Municipal Water Chemistry
  • White Paper: Evaluation of Corzan CPVC Hot Water Riser Systems
  • Blog post: Managing Legionella Risks After A Pandemic
  • Webinar: Reducing the Risk of Legionella Growth in Piping Systems
  • Blog post: Cooling Towers And Legionella Prevention: What Water Treatment Pros  Want Specifiers To Know About Pipe Material Selection

Design & Other Resources

  • BIM Offerings
  • ASPE Accredited CEU Training
  • Corzan Sizing Tool
  • Thermal Expansion Calculator
  • Blog post: CPVC Pipe Insulation Guide: Everything You Need To Know
  • Plenum Ratings
  • FBC System Compatible Product Finder

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