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cpvc fire sprinkler systems

CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems

CPVC fire sprinkler systems offers all of the fire protection and reliability of traditional piping systems. In addition, because material costs are low and installation is simpler, the total installed costs of this superior system is less expensive that systems made from metallic materials.

CPVC provides a tough, smooth, large internal diameter pipe which has very low friction loss (Hazen-Williams C Factor=150). Unlike metal systems, the material is highly resistant to corrosion, pitting and scale build-up, giving long term reductions in maintenance costs. These exceptional hydraulic characteristics can allow down-sizing to smaller diameters, reducing material and installation costs.

On site, sprinkler contractors can fabricate CPVC systems much more easily than metal systems. Materials can therefore be delivered directly to the job site with no prefabrication - providing a significant cost saving. Also CPVC fire sprinkler pipe and fittings weigh a lot less than metal, making them easier to handle during transport and installation.

CPVC piping is also a very clean product to install. Secure joints are made using a cold solvent cement welding process which requires only a few simple tools. Correct lengths can be cut and prepared on the spot, eliminating saws, threaders and tourches. There is no oil or grease on the pipe - as is often the case with steel - which minimises the risk of damage or mess in the work area. This is especially important in retro-fit applications, where costly damage to decor is always a possibility.

Another key factor for retro-fit installations is that buildings can be occupied while fitting a CPVC system. Hotels, for instance, don't have to lose occupancy - and revenue - because of the speed and ease of the installation process.

No other fire sprinkler system offers all the advantages of CPVC. Unsurpassed fire protection. Simply, sure installation. Proven long-term reliability. All significantly lower cost. CPVC fire sprinkler systems are simply the best choice for cost efective fire protection.

Pipes and Fittings - Inch Dimensions
• Manufactured to ASTM dimensions
• Diameters from 3/4" to 3"
• Tested and approved by UL, FM and LPCB
• Certified training available on and off site for installers


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