Markets indicate an increasing acceptance for CPVC in potable water. Is a new CPVC pipe joining method to blame?
Most potable water piping systems built over the last several decades have relied on three traditional pipe materials – copper tubing for piping sized 2 ½” and down, and galvanized carbon steel or stainless steel for larger sized pipe. In recent years, however, non-metallic materials, specifically polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), have increased in popularity for several reasons, including their lightweight nature and inherent corrosion resistance. But could a faster, easier CPVC pipe joining method, new to the industry, make this plastic pipe an even more attractive option?
In an article published in the July 2018 issue of Plumbing Engineer, Victaulic project engineer, Justin Brandt, Ph. D., explains the reasons behind CPVC/PVC’s recent acceptance; the challenges today’s contractors face when joining this type of pipe; and why Victaulic’s latest innovation – the industry’s first and only grooved solution for CPVC/PVC pipe – makes it easier, faster and more cost-effective to transition from traditional metallic options. Click here to read more.
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