FBC System Compatible Program 2nd Half 2020 Review

FBC™ System Compatible Program 2nd Half 2020 Review

January 28, 2021

Lubrizol Advanced Materials’ 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 2020.  These changes are outlined below.

Approved Products List

Product Additions by category:

  • Cutting Oil

Product: Cutting Edge Cutting Oil

Manufacturer: Utility Manufacturing, Co., Inc.

  • Firestop Sealants

Product: BOSS® 816+ Firestop Sealant

Manufacturer: Soudal Accumetric

Products: HydroFlame™ 300SL

                  HydroFlame™ 300CG

Manufacturer: Holdrite

Products: PROMASEAL®-HPEx Sealant

Manufacturer: Etex Building Performance

  • Firestop Wrap

ProductBOSS® 817 Firestop Wrap

Manufacturer: Soudal Accumetric

  • Freeze Protection

Product: freezemaster™

Manufacturer: Lubrizol Corporation

  • Gasket and Gasket Lubricants

Product: Slip-N-Seal Pipe Joint Lubricant

Manufacturer: Utility Manufacturing, Co. Inc.

Product: Tuf-Lube

Manufacturer: ARGCO

  • Thread Sealant

Product: Blue Monster Zer, Zero VOC

Manufacturer: Clean-Fit

Product: Tfe-tite PTFE Thread Sealant

Manufacturer: Utility Manufacturing, Co., Inc.


Product Removal by category:

  • Thread Sealants

Products: Biotherm™ 100 / Biotherm™ 100 Self-Leveling

Manufacturer: Bio Fireshield


Products: No. 100 Virgin

                  T Plus 2

Manufacturer: RectorSeal, LLC

Incompatible Products List

Product Addition:

  • Caulk

Product: Kwik Seal Tub & Tile Adhesive Caulk3

Manufacturer: DAP Products, Inc.

*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).

Other Chemical Compatibility Topics

New Topic:

  • Hoses

Hoses used for filling and/or testing piping systems may contain plasticizers or other contaminants that are incompatible with CPVC.  It is therefore a good practice to flush hoses with clean water for at least 1 minute before connecting them to CPVC systems for filling or testing the system.


Updates to Current Topics:

The “Paint” recommendation has been revised to include the text in red:

Paint is frequently applied to piping systems either intentionally for aesthetic purposes, or unintentionally from overspray when nearby surfaces are painted.  Lubrizol is aware of only one system failure ever caused by painting of the pipe and fittings, and that was with a two part epoxy paint.  That type of paint is therefore not recommended for painting FlowGuard Gold, BlazeMaster or Corzan piping systems.  Lubrizol is not aware of any failure issues that have ever arisen due to other types of paints being applied in normal coats to CPVC, including water-based latex paints, alkyd paints, enamels, spray paints, or paints with added intumescent or mold inhibiting ingredients.

The Insulation Topic has been updated to include “mineral fiber” (in red). 

Tubing insulation for use with CPVC should be fiberglass, mineral wool, foamed polyolefin (polyethylene), foamed polyisocyanurate or phenolic. Foamed rubber tubing insulation may contain incompatible plasticizers and is not preferred. Foamed polyolefin, foamed polyisocyanurate and phenolic insulations should not have any oil lubrication applied to the interior surface.


Paper Faced Batt, Unfaced Batt and Fill insulation made of Fiberglass, Glass Mineral Wool, Mineral Fiber, Stone Wool, Silica Aerogel, Cotton Fiber and Cellulose, including those with graphite intumescent additives or inorganic salts, may come into contact with CPVC.

Fiberglass Duct insulation with aluminum, paper, metalized polyester, polypropylene and polyethylene facing may come into contact with CPVC.


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.