FBC™ System Compatible Program 2022 - 2nd Quarter Updates
July 14, 2022
Lubrizol Advanced Materials’ CPVC Piping Systems business has updated its FBC™ System Compatible Program with the several changes to the Approved Products and Incompatible Products Lists in the 2nd quarter of 2022. These changes are outlined below.
Cleaners, Disinfectants, Mold Inhibitors Category
Firestop Cast-In Devices Category
Fire Stopping Systems Category
*1 – These products were reported to have been used at the site of one or more failed piping systems, and upon further investigation were found to contain the same ingredient(s) which were identified as having caused or contributed to the reported failure.
*2 - These products have been determined to be incompatible based on laboratory testing conducted by Lubrizol.
*3 – These products have been determined to be incompatible based on compositional information found on the manufacturer’s labeling or published literature. One or more ingredients reported by the manufacturer is the same as or chemically similar to ingredients identified as having caused or contributed to piping system failure with similar products (the products designated with a 1).
THE LUBRIZOL FBC™ SYSTEM COMPATIBLE PROGRAM
Products qualify for the program by undergoing testing that demonstrates the product is compatible with FlowGuard Gold Pipe & Fittings, BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems, and Corzan Industrial Systems and Products made with TempRite® Technology.
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. 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 of products made with Lubrizol's FlowGuard, BlazeMaster, and Corzan and Products made with TempRite® Technology with the ancillary products tested and added to the Lubrizol FBC™ System Compatible Program.
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 and Products made with TempRite® Technology. 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.
FBC™, FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster®, Corzan® and Temprite® Technology are registered trademarks of The Lubrizol Corporation.