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Secondary Disinfection: What It Means to Your Piping System

January 7, 2019
Many factors contribute to the design and specification of a piping system, from size to pressure to layout. It’s just as critical to think about what’s inside the pipes—the quality of the water and the disinfection treatments that will be used on that water over the life of the system. The additives used for primary and secondary disinfection can often have an impact on the integrity of the pipe. For the majority of projects, water Keep Reading »
Sustainability

The Sustainability of Corzan Piping Systems

December 17, 2018
For 30 years, the environmental movement and the green building emphasis that grew out of it have focused on the role of manufacturing in emitting waste byproducts to the air, water and land. As interest in green buildings has grown, so has the interest in the potential for environmental impacts across every phase of a building product or system’s lifecycle. Today, the goal for many architects is optimizing the resource utilization needs of buildings for Keep Reading »
CPVC Pipe Insulation Guide

CPVC Pipe Insulation Guide: Everything You Need to Know

December 3, 2018
The lower thermal conductivity of CPVC and other plastic piping materials compared to steel and copper often leads specifiers to wonder whether the material alone is sufficiently insulating for pipe in commercial plumbing and hydronic heating applications. Corzan CPVC’s thermal conductivity is 1/300th that of steel, so this is a reasonable question, especially given pipe insulation’s materials and labor cost. The reality is that it depends on the application. How a bare pipe loses heat Keep Reading »

Piping System Compatibility: What You Need to Know

November 28, 2018
In all areas of a building project, specifiers, engineers, and contractors need to pay attention to compatibility — how will one material react to another. For example, new types of treated wood containing copper will cause some types of metal fasteners to corrode. Some siding materials can’t be installed against concrete because of moisture absorption. And the list continues. The same is true for piping systems. With metal piping, contact between dissimilar metals can cause Keep Reading »
ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionella

Managing Legionella Risk With ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015

November 15, 2018
As legionella outbreaks continue to rise throughout the country, plumbers, builders, and facility managers are looking for solutions to manage existing buildings. A 2017 memorandum from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Division (CMS) directed State Agency Survey 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 Keep Reading »

Burn Test Video: How Does CPVC Compare to PEX and PPR?

October 23, 2018
Fire and life safety is a vital consideration for many aspects of residential and commercial design and construction. But often left out of the equation is the piping system. It’s critical to weigh the combustion safety of your piping systems. Some types of plastic plumbing—PEX and polypropylene—will not only burn, but may drip flaming material. That’s not the case with Corzan® CPVC. Corzan Piping Systems are self-extinguishing. When exposed to fire, Corzan Piping Systems will develop Keep Reading »
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