Piping systems for HVAC hydronic heating and cooling

Piping Solutions for HVAC Projects

March 23, 2018
When it comes to hydronic heating and cooling applications, Corzan CPVC offers an ideal combination of durability, reliability and affordability. Corzan CPVC pipe, valves and fittings are designed to meet the temperature, pressure and size requirements of commercial heating and cooling systems, and they have a proven track record in commercial hot water heating and cooling systems in hospitals, retail and multifamily projects, to name a few. When designed, installed and operated in accordance with Keep Reading »
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Not All Plastics Are the Same

March 20, 2018
Before 1959, using plastic for plumbing pipes was uncommon. Materials like steel, copper and lead were trusted to deliver drinking water all over the world. Like many new innovations, plastic piping faced skepticism when it made its industry debut, as many worried that plastic was not as durable as commonly used metal materials. Fast forward to now, and plastic is regularly used in a range of plumbing applications and is often the preferred choice by Keep Reading »

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 »

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