This is the last of four posts in a CPVC piping failures series by Donald B. Snell, PE.

Recommendations

CPVC pipe failureThe next time CPVC piping is considered for installation or replacement, building owners, designers, and installers should be aware of the need for CPVC to be compatible with other products and materials in order to minimize risk of CPVC pipe failure due to contamination.

For more information, refer to the FGG/BM/CZTM Compatibility Program and to the manufacturers’ recommendations listed below:

http://www.charlottepipe.com/Documents/FGG_Chem_Comp/FGG_Chem_Comp.pdf
http://www.harvel.com/technical-support-center/product-specifications/cpvc-pipe
http://63.156.201.113/FGTECH_FGT2_FGT2015.pdf

Donald B. Snell, PE (Georgia, Virginia and Pennsylvania), a Certified Mechanical Contractor (Florida) and Senior Mechanical Consultant with Liberty Building Forensics Group, has performed moisture and IAQ-related forensic building investigations on more than 200 buildings.

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