FlameGuard™ CPVC Pipe comes in 3m lengths and is available in a range of different sizes
CPVC is an engineered thermoplastic piping material that has been used successfully for many years in a wide range of demanding applications, including fire sprinkler systems. It does not support fire, and will only char when subjected to flame. In fire conditions, it performs superbly, and it has a twenty year proven track record for this application. As may be expected, the system is fully tested and approved by UL, FM and LPCB, as well as being accepted by all leading insurers. In the UK the product has also been tested and is listed by WRAS for use in contact with cold potable water.
Pipe lengths can be cut and prepared on the spot, eliminating the need for power saws, threading tools or welding torches. There is no oil or grease on the pipe - minimising the risk of damage or mess in the work area. In retro-fit applications, this means that buildings can continue to be occupied during installation with only minimal disruption.
CPVC systems have a smooth internal bore which has a very low friction loss (Hazen-Williams C Factor = 150). The material is highly resistant to corrosion, pitting and scaling, giving improved water delivery and long-term reductions in maintenance costs.
CVPC does not corrode and is designed for continuous use with a life expectancy of over 50 years with a safety factor of 2:1. In the event of exposure to fire, the material will not support combustion. It has a very low smoke generation and has very low toxicity compared to other building materials.