Cutting Oil Additions Expand FBC™ System Compatible Program

May 20, 2013

The Lubrizol Corporation’s CPVC business announces two new additions to its FBC™ System Compatible Program, effective immediately:

  • ThreadFit® CLEAR Thread Cutting Oil from Fire Protection Products, Inc. (FPPI)
  • Brecoil Cutting Oil from Brecco Distribution Corporation

These products have been independently tested and shown to be compatible with Lubrizol’s CPVC piping systems, including FlowGuard® Pipe & Fittings, BlazeMaster® Fire Sprinkler Systems and Corzan® Industrial Systems.

FPPI’s ThreadFit CLEAR Thread is a heavy duty, light colored cutting oil for use with all types of ferrous metal. This product combines anti-wear and anti-weld additives to provide the lubricity and cooling that modern pipe threading operations require. The combinations of the two additives improve die life and thread quality. In addition, ThreadFit CLEAR’s formulation is chlorine free and is low smoke and low odor, making it ideal for use in high speed threading applications.

Brecoil is a medium viscosity, semi-transparent dark cutting oil, designed for handling tough machining and cutting operations. This product is formulated with high-quality base oil, sulfurized and chlorinated additives and other lubricity agents.

Products qualify for the program by undergoing testing that demonstrates the product is compatible with FlowGuard Pipe & Fittings, BlazeMaster Fire Sprinkler Systems and Corzan Industrial Systems.

Manufacturers of the program’s products are committed to maintaining necessary product quality and agree not to change the chemical composition of the product without advance written notice and if there is a change in the chemical composition, manufacturers must re-submit their products in order to be included in the FBC System Compatible Program. Manufacturers must also submit their products to periodic testing to ensure the products remain chemically compatible. Because CPVC products are made with base resins having different molecular weights and varying chlorine contents and compound additives, the FBC System Compatible Program can verify chemical compatibility only with the products with which they have been tested.

Products in the program display the FBC System Compatible mark on their labels. This mark quickly notifies installers that the product is chemically compatible with FlowGuard, BlazeMaster and Corzan CPVC products. The FBC System Compatible Program is in active use in the United States, Canada, Mexico, 25 European countries, the United Arab Emirates, India and China.

To learn about all the chemically compatible products in the Program, call 1-855-735-1431.

FlowGuard, BlazeMaster and Corzan are registered trademarks of The Lubrizol Corporation.