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CPVC Pipe vs Steel Pipe - A Contractor’s Guide

CPVC Pipe vs Steel Pipe - A Contractor’s Guide

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Around the world, automatic fire protection in buildings is in higher demand than ever before. Thankfully fire protection materials are now, in the modern age of construction, able to cope with demand.

However, if you or your team are continuing with traditional piping materials such as steel, you could be missing out on some of the major benefits that contractors are enjoying today, such as:

  • Cost savings
  • Reduced installation time
  • Safer workplaces
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Reduced waste

For the reasons highlighted above, BlazeMaster CPVC is the most specified nonmetallic sprinkler material in the world.

Let’s take a look at why nonmetallic sprinkler materials are driving progress in the fire protection industry in India and beyond.


BlazeMaster CPVC's innovative solvent cement welding process eliminates heat welding from your installation project. A strong molecular bond can be created between pipes and fittings in mere minutes using safe hand tools, reducing installation time and associated safety risks with heavy equipment.

Heat Resistance

BlazeMaster CPVC is made from chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, specially designed thermoplastic with unrivalled heat resistance. Its inherent heat resistance does not encourage thermal expansion or conduction of heat throughout the piping system, keeping the piping system safe during activation and preventing the water supply itself from heating up, when it is needed.

Corrosion Resistance

Steel piping systems are notoriously susceptible to crevice and pitting corrosion. This gradual degradation of metallic materials over time can only be remedied with repairs and complete system replacement, leading to major costs and reputational damage to your business.

BlazeMaster CPVC has exceptional resistance to crevice and pitting corrosion, thanks to its high chlorine content. Its inherent chlorine and chlorine dioxide resistance resistance makes corrosion far less likely in a properly installed system.

Cost Savings

BlazeMaster CPVC is a lightweight and durable material that can be extruded in a number of flexible pipe sizes, which enables installers to make the most of hard-to-reach areas and optimise pipe routes. This reduces overall material costs.

Furthermore, its lightweight nature will enable contractors to get materials from supplier to site quicker, reducing transport costs in the process.

Hydraulic Performance

BlazeMaster CPVC's hydraulic capabilities are unrivalled by any other plastic system; it is no longer necessary to choose steel over plastic for its hydraulic performance. While steel over time can degrade and corrode, especially in a high-pressure environment, BlazeMaster CPVC retains its Hazen Williams C Factor of 150 throughout the life of the system.


BlazeMaster CPVC material is highly sustainable; chlorinated polyvinyl chloride requires significantly less energy to produce than steel. On the construction site itself, it continues to be the smarter environmental choice in that its lightweight nature reduces on transport and emissions, but also it produces minimal waste.


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