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What Is Life Cycle Assessment and How Do Pipes Play a Role?

November 29, 2017
When designing a sustainable building, topics such as energy efficiency and indoor air quality are often top of mind. But just as important is the consideration of resource efficiency and the sustainability of the components that make up the building—and the components that make up those components. Life cycle analysis provides a complete look at the environmental impacts of a product or system from raw material extraction through production, use, and, finally, end of life. Keep Reading »

Chemical Compatibility and Pipes: What You Need to Know

October 31, 2017
Corzan CPVC offers high-quality, reliable functionality backed by 60 years of science. But as with nearly any material, it’s important to keep in mind how its chemical makeup reacts and responds to other materials that touch it. Here’s what you need to know about chemical compatibility to ensure the pipes perform as intended. What Is Chemical Incompatibility? Corzan CPVC gets its strength from its molecular structure – it is a polymer made up of long, Keep Reading »

A Decade Later, CPVC Piping System Provides Reliability for W Hotel

October 30, 2017
In the mid-2000s, the project team for the new W Hotel in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., decided to make a big change, switching the project’s piping system from copper to CPVC to help alleviate cost increases. It’s a move that, a decade later, continues to prove its value. Lower Cost, Proven Reliability The W Hotel and Residences, consisting of two 23-story towers atop three pedestals, faced significant delays during construction due to permitting and redesigns. Keep Reading »

Dept. of Health and Human Services Issues Requirements for Legionella Prevention

October 19, 2017
A recent memo from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services directed state agency directors to reduce the risk of legionella in healthcare facility water systems. “CMS expects Medicare-certified healthcare facilities to have water management policies and procedures to reduce the risk of growth and spread of legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in building water systems,” the memo stated. Among the directives in the document is for surveyors Keep Reading »

Solvent Welding: 6 Steps to Reliable Piping Systems

September 30, 2017
No torches. No welding. Just a reliable, long-lasting connection you can trust. Corzan pipes and fittings are joined with a method called “solvent welding,” which uses chemistry and geometry, rather than heat, to produce a permanent molecular bond. The two-step solvent-welding process is fast and easy. Local codes determine which method is acceptable in your area, but the two-step method is more commonly used in the U.S. Here is an overview of the solvent-weld process. Keep Reading »

Corzan: The Smart Choice for Hospitality

September 27, 2017
When visiting a hotel, most guests pay attention to what they can see: decor, cleanliness, a pool. But without reliable piping systems, what’s behind the walls can quickly come to the forefront. For hospitality projects, it’s essential to select piping materials that reduce noise, offer long-term reliability, and ensure the health of visitors. Corzan is backed by nearly 60 years of installation history and has a reputation for outperforming competitors in its water quality, cost Keep Reading »

The Role of Material in Pipe System Sizing

September 21, 2017
Sizing a water piping system for a commercial space requires consideration of a number of factors, including water pressure, friction losses, and number of fixtures. In addition, the pipe material itself plays a role. While CTS (copper tube size) PEX, CPVC, and copper all have the same outside diameters, the materials themselves require different wall thicknesses to meet standardized pressure ratings, with copper the thinnest, PEX the thickest, and CPVC in between. Therefore, for the Keep Reading »

Earning LEED Credits With Corzan Piping Systems

August 28, 2017
Though tucked behind the walls, piping system choices can play an important role in green buildings, from energy efficiency to water quality to resource conservation. For projects seeking LEED v4 BD+C certification, FlowGuard Gold and Corzan piping systems can contribute toward credits under several headings. • Materials & Resources: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization, Environmental Product Disclosures (Option 1). Specifiers can earn 1 point for including at least 20 products from five different manufacturers with Keep Reading »

Introduction to CPVC

July 18, 2017
How often do you consider what’s behind the walls? When it comes to piping systems, out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind. Choosing the right plumbing material for your commercial project can influence installation times, water quality, and long-term performance. In most cases, CPVC is an ideal option, offering the right combination of reliability and efficiency. Here’s what you need to know about CPVC. What Is CPVC? Commercialized in 1958, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) Keep Reading »

Lubrizol Online Calculators Simplify Piping System Design and Installation

June 12, 2017
Lubrizol has launched a new Design Calculator Tool and an Expansion Loop Calculator. The tools, available online via desktop or mobile, use straightforward, easy-to-use interfaces to aid in the design and sizing of Corzan® and FlowGuard Gold® piping systems for water supply applications. The Design Calculator Tool is based on the Uniform Plumbing Code; the calculators are ideal for West Coast projects. To use the Design Calculator, piping system designers and engineers simply input the Keep Reading »
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