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BlazeMaster® CPVC: The Right Choice for Drain Pipes

BlazeMaster® CPVC offers a variety of advantages over steel for fire protection systems. Yet after more than 30 years on the market, there remain lingering myths and misinformation about CPVC.

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CSI for CPVC: Science, Technology Drive Our Failure Analysis Lab

BlazeMaster® CPVC is designed for decades of reliable use in fire protection systems around the world. But when issues occur in the field, we want to know exactly what went wrong so we can help our customers prevent problems in the future. It’s a value-added service that also helps our customers know the facts so they can respond to any claims that may arise from a leak or other failure.

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CPVC vs Steel Which is most cost effective

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Discover how to save time and money with the right fire sprinkler system.

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TYCO® Rapid Seal Adapter Product Line Extension Streamlines Sprinkler Head Installation

BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems was the first CPVC fire sprinkler piping system on the market. For over 30 years, we have worked with our manufacturing partners to develop innovations that enable safer and easier installs, ultimately helping to protect more lives and property.

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BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems: The Right Choice for Retrofits

When planning to install a fire sprinkler system in an existing building, key factors to consider include the cost of labor and materials, speed of implementation, potential disruptions for occupants, long-term durability and more. BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems provides clear advantages across the board that make it the best option for retrofits.

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Viking InstaSeal® Sprinkler Head Adapters with BlazeMaster®  CPVC: Fast Installs

Viking announces its new line of InstaSeal® Sprinkler Head Adapters manufactured with BlazeMaster® CPVC, designed to speed installation with no need for thread tape or sealant. The adapters’ full brass thread inserts prevent the potential for cross-threading while providing a tight seal every time via its EPDM seat.

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Five Best Practice Installation Tips for BlazeMaster® CPVC

Whether you have been installing BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems for 10 years or 10 days, it’s always a good idea to go back to the basics once in a while. Just as professional athletes practice the same play or motion over and over, they sit down for a “chalk talk” on occasion to discuss they “whys” behind the “whats.”

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Six Tips for Cut-Ins to Repair or Modify Existing BlazeMaster® CPVC Sprinkler Systems

Most fire sprinkler systems will require modification at some point over their long lifetime of providing safety to people and protection for property.

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Best Practices For Installing Hangers and Supports in CPVC Fire Protection Systems

BlazeMaster® CPVC is a strong, durable material that maintains its structure better than most commonly used plastics.

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What You Need to Know About Piping Thermal Expansion and Contraction

All piping materials expand and contract as a result of temperature change. As the temperature increases, pipes expand. When the temperature decreases, pipes contract. If left unaccounted for while designing a fire protection system, thermal expansion can cause the system to fail prematurely, resulting in unnecessary repairs and reliability concerns.

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Joining Methods For Fire Protection Systems: CPVC vs. Steel

Installation methods for fire protection systems vary depending on the materials involved. Each material’s specific joining method has a direct impact on three key factors: Cost: Installation and labor accounts for more than half of the system’s total upfront cost. Time: In new builds, construction deadlines may be tight. In retrofits, the building may remain occupied during construction, which means the system must be completed as quickly as possible. Reliability: Installation mistakes can lead to premature failures and unnecessary repairs, resulting in an unreliable system in the event of a fire. For this reason, contractors and installers can benefit from being proactive in their piping material recommendations to building owners.

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