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What is CPVC?
CPVC is a thermoplastic produced by chlorination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. Think of it as a cousin to PVC.
How is CPVC used?
CPVC piping is used in fire sprinkler and potable water pipes, hydronic heating/cooling, and in drain piping systems.
Why is CPVC problematic?
Though advertised as lasting 50+ years, CPVC often fails due to a number of factors: heat, chemicals, or pressure.
Most Common Plastic Pipe Failures
The majority of fire sprinkler failures is due to exposure from incompatible, and commonly used, chemicals.
Even though CPVC is rated for high heat chlorinated water exchange, fittings often become weak and brittle.
Contrary to marketing, CPVC is not chemically resistant, basic hand lotions have been found to destroy drainage systems.
A single small leak from faulty heat exchangers contaminates the water in the piping system, causing brittleness and breaks.
OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS
CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY TESTING
Want to know if a product is compatible with CPVC pipe? We offer a number of A2LA certified tests including ASTM D543.
CPVC REMEDIATION CONSULTING
We offer on-site, non-destructive inspections of CPVC piping systems then create customized remediation plans.