CPVC for Commercial Applications

When your business relies on the operation of your utilities, you can’t afford to take chances with your selection of materials. Today there are more material choices for plastic pipe and plumbing systems than ever before. Our more reliable alternative - chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) - is widely approved and specified for commercial water applications, including:

Commercial Plumbing Applications

Lubrizol's FlowGuard® family of CPVC pipe and fittings is the most widely used CPVC plumbing system in the world and features superior corrosion resistance that eliminates pitting and scaling, regardless of pH or chlorine levels in water - meaning a longer, reliable performance without the threat of copper leaching and subsequent drinking water contamination.

The FlowGuard family of pipe and fittings is also known for its straight, professional appearance and simplified installation with a solvent cement joining system that requires only a few inexpensive tools. It is also available in larger diameters to provide a dependable, cost-effective alternative for mains and risers in larger buildings.

In addition to the FlowGuard family of products for commercial plumbing, Lubrizol also offers Corzan® industrial systems for use in commercial plumbing applications is widely available from ¼" to 24" diameter.

Corzan pipe and fittings for plumbing systems:

  • Cost less to install due to superior solvent-weld methods, lightweight construction and stable raw material costs
  • Assemble easily and consistently, eliminating the need for torches or complicated heat-fusion techniques
  • Operate quietly and increases total system energy efficiency
  • Eliminate piping corrosion and deliver uncompromised water quality
  • Meet NSF standards 14 and 61 for use in potable water conditions

From an environmental standpoint, Lubrizol's CPVC technologies use less energy to produce than other metallic plumbing systems.

Commercial Fire Sprinkler Applications

Statistics show that fire kills more people in the U.S. annually than all natural disasters combined. However, research confirms that the installation of a fire protection system, used in conjunction with a smoke detector, can reduce the loss of life by as much as 98.5 percent (more than twice as much as a smoke detector working alone).

When you have a demanding high-rise or other commercial application that needs an ideal fire protection system, look to BlazeMaster® Fire Sprinkler Systems. Made from chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) and conforming to light hazard applications as defined by NFPA 13, BlazeMaster fire sprinkler systems provide superior flame and smoke properties and are installed using a fast, easy and highly reliable solvent cement joining system.

BlazeMaster fire sprinkler systems also offer corrosion resistance (including resistance to Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion), superior hydraulics, high heat tolerances and superior flame and smoke characteristics. With these credentials it's no wonder why BlazeMaster fire sprinkler systems have more listings and approvals and can be used in more applications than any other non-metallic sprinkler systems.

Commercial Piping Applications

Heavy duty operations demand a piping system that can stand up to a wide array of extreme challenges, including corrosive chemicals and high temperatures.

Lubrizol leads the industry with Corzan industrial systems. No other piping system on the market today outperforms Corzan industrial systems with its proven service life, lower maintenance costs and operating performance.

For more than 50 years, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) has been offering a superior, corrosion-resistant piping alternative. Through a solid field performance and extensive third-party testing, our high-performance material has proven that it possesses a unique combination of chemical resistance, mechanical strength and excellent life-cycle economics to offer a highly attractive option for manufacturers looking to avoid the ongoing corrosion problems associated with traditional metallic piping systems.

Let us guide you to the right product to meet your unique needs. Contact us for more information and to find a piping system specialist.