FBC System Compatible Program 2nd Half 2018 Review

The Lubrizol Corporation’s CPVC Piping Systems business has updated its FBC™ System Compatible Program with the several changes to the Approved Products, Incompatible Products List, and the Other Chemical Compatibility Topics Lists in the 2nd half of 2018.  These changes are outlined below.


Approved Products List


The title of the Mold Inhibitory category has been changed to “Cleaners & Disinfectants”.


Product Additions by category:


  • Cleaners & Disinfectants

Product: Anabec Advanced Cleaning Solution Plus

Manufacturer: Anabec


Product: Forticel® Pro Clean +

Manufacturer: Protective Coatings Group


  • Firestop Sealants

Product: BOSS FireMastic – HPE Sealant

Manufacturer: Boss Fire & Safety


Products: FiGM Intumescent Graphite Mastic

Product: FiGM US Intumescent Acoustic Mastic

Product: RFS Rapid Fire Seal

Product: UFS Universal Firestopping Sealant

Manufacturer: Fischerwerke, GMBH & Co.


Product: QuelStop HP Sealant

Manufacturer: Quelfire, Ltd.


  • Firestop Wrap

Product: FiWS Intumescent Wrap Strip

Manufacturer: Fischerwerke, GMBH & Co.


  • Freeze Protection

Product: LFP Antifreeze

Manufacturer: Tyco Fire Products, LP


  • Thread Sealant

Product: Big White Thread Sealant

Manufacturer: Black Swan Manufacturing

Product Removal by category:

  • Cleaners & Disinfectants

Product: moldBLOCK

Manufacturer: MoldStoppers



Incompatible Products List


Product Additions by Category*:

  • Caulk

Product: Nemesis Fire Rated Hybrid Sealant 290ML2

Manufacturer: No Nonsense Limited


  • Firestop Category

Product: FFB-ES Elastoseal 3

Manufacturer: Fischer


  • Mold Cleaner

Product: First Frost Defense 40-80 Disinfectant 3

Manufacturer: H.B. Buller Construction


*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 in 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).


Product Removal by Category:

  • Pipe Clamps

Product: Acousto Clamp

Manufacturer: LSP Specialty Products



Other Chemical Compatibility Topics


New Topics


  • Sharpie® markers are recommended for use with Lubrizol CPVC.


    Aspirating Smoke Detection

  • It is acceptable to use BlazeMaster pipe and fittings in Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) systems provided the product manufacturer has a listing.  Chemical compatibility of the system components with CPVC should be confirmed with the ASD product manufacturer.  If chemical fumes are anticipated in the aspirated air, compatibility with the chemicals in question should be confirmed.  The ASD system should comply with all applicable codes and be installed per manufacturer's instructions.



    The Flexible Wire & Cable category was revised with this text:

  • Nylon or polyolefin jacketing used on many types of standard electricity-carrying wire is not incompatible with CPVC. Plasticized vinyl jacketing, which is often used on communications or signal-carrying wire is often incompatible with CPVC. Contact with vinyl-jacketed wires should be avoided.


  • Section 334.30 of the National Electric Code (2002 Edition) requires wire and cable to be secured by staples, cable ties, straps, or hangers. Air ducts, pipes and ceiling grid are not acceptable supports for wire and cable. Also see section titled "Rubber & Flexible Materials containing plasticizers."


The Paint and Polyurethane Spray-On Foams categories have been expanded to provide supplementary information on these topics.




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.