From Invention to Innovation
Our commitment to innovation started with the invention of CPVC by the specialty chemicals team at BFGoodrich, which later became part of Lubrizol Advanced Materials. Initially, CPVC was a single, one-size-fits-all product – until our scientists developed compounds tailored to specific applications, such as providing the strength to support the high water pressures required in fire sprinkler systems. We remain at the forefront of innovation today, and our customers are the beneficiaries of that continuous innovation.
Eliminating Chemical Compatibility Concerns
Our commitment to science is also reflected in our FBC™ System Compatible program that ensuresBlazeMaster® CPVC will perform with ancillary products, such as thread sealers, lubricants and fire-stop products. This exclusive program removes any guesswork to eliminate chemical compatibility concerns. As a result, everyone involved can trust the integrity of a project.
State-of-the-Art Test Lab Serves Our Customers
At our failure analysis test lab, experts in chemistry and engineering solve complex mysteries in the rare cases when problems with CPVC occur. This team uses a variety of advanced technologies, such as microscopes that can magnify to 200x and render 3D images, to get to root causes for pipe failure. When issues occur, we want to know exactly what went wrong, and this value-added service for our customers provides the answers.
Training and Field Support
Our training programs ensure stakeholders know the right – and wrong – ways to use BlazeMaster CPVC. We offer training for installers, contractors, distributors and fire protection professionals to keep everyone up to date on best practices. Successful installations are about more than the high quality of BlazeMaster CPVC. By delivering great service, we build relationships with all stakeholders to help projects go smoothly. Our territory managers and team of 20 Piping Systems Consultants spend every day helping customers create more effective installations of BlazeMaster CPVC. The goal is not selling – it’s about supporting successful projects.
Setting the Standard for Safety
We set the standard for keeping people and property safe – that’s why BlazeMaster CPVC is the most specified fire sprinkler pipe and fitting system of its type in the world. BlazeMaster CPVC meets all the essential standards and codes, including NFPA, UL and others. But BlazeMaster CPVC goes beyond to deliver three key safety advantages:
- Corrosion resistance
- Flame resistance
- Hydraulic performance