January 1, 2013
Lubrizol's CPVC business announces four new additions to its FBC™ System Compatible Program:
The products have been tested and shown to be compatible with Lubrizol’s CPVC piping systems, including FlowGuard Gold® pipe & fittings, BlazeMaster® fire sprinkler systems and Corzan® industrial systems.
White Lightning Flame Buster High Heat Silicone Sealant is a 100-percent non-sag silicone which has been tested at positive pressure to simulate pressure differentials that can occur in a fire situation. This product protects floor and wall openings and is freeze-thaw stable. Additionally, it is water resistant before, during and after curing.
White Lightning Flame Buster Intumescent Silicone Sealant is a 100-percent intumescent silicone, also tested at positive pressure to simulate pressure differentials that can occur in a fire situation. This product expands to close penetrations and stops transfer from happening. It is water resistant before, during and after curing.
BioTherm Fluids Fire 48 is a glycerin freeze protection fluid, factory premixed to NFPA guidelines of a 48-percent glycerin solution and is considered Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the FDA. This manufacturer represents that the product is a biobased, non-hazardous, non-flammable and non-corrosive with a freezing point of -15 °F.
IceClear FS is also a glycerin freeze protection product factory premixed to NFPA guidelines of a 48-percent glycerin solution for fire sprinkler systems. The manufacturer represents that IceClear FS also meets the requirements of ASTM D2809, ASTM 4340, ASTM 1384 and ASTM D2570. IceClear FS is a certified USDA biobased Product with a biobased content of 98-percent as tested by ASTM D6866 through the USDA BioPreferred® Program. Additionally, IceClear FS has a freezing point of -15 °F.
The FBC System Compatible Program serves the construction industry and the makers of ancillary products by providing a method of testing ancillary products for compatibility with Lubrizol’s CPVC piping products. Lubrizol continually updates the Program as new manufacturers and products become certified for inclusion in the Program. Participation in the Program is determined by the product manufacturer. As a result of decisions by manufacturers the following products are not included:
All designated products qualify for the Program by undergoing testing that demonstrates the product is compatible with FlowGuard Gold pipe & fittings, BlazeMaster® fire sprinkler systems and Corzan® industrial systems. Manufacturers of the products commit to maintain necessary product quality and not to change the chemical composition of the product without advance written notice and to submit the 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 Gold, 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 or visit fbcsystemcompatible.com.