Astral FlowGuard CPVC

  • •   Corrosion resistant • Tough, rigid material • Lower bacterial growth 
  • •   No scale, pit or leach formation • Hot and Cold water compatible 
  • •   Fire safety • Easy installation
  • AVAILABLE SIZE - SDR 11 & 13.5: ½” (15 mm) to 2” (50 mm) CTS as per ASTM D2846 & IS 15778
  • •   SCH 40: 2 ½” (65 mm) to 12” (300 mm) IPS. SCH 80: 2 ½” (65 mm) to 12” (300 mm) IPS as per ASTM F441, F438 & F439

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Astral Poly Technik Ltd is very proud to introduce CHLORINATED POLY VINYL CHLORIDE [CPVC] for the first time into this part of the globe, under license from Lubrizol, [formerly Noveon, USA] under brand name Astral FlowGuard CPVC. It is also manufacturing Industrial Piping System under brand name Astral Corzan CPVC. It has a techno commercial joint venture with Specialty Process LLC, USA, the world leaders of manufacturing FlowGuard CPVC Pipes and Fittings in USA since last 28 Years.

Astral FlowGuard
pipes and fittings, manufactured by Astral Poly Technik Ltd, are made from the specialty plastic, chemically known as Temperature Chlorinated Poly Vinyl Chloride [CPVC]. This CPVC compound shall meet cell class 23447 B as defined by ASTM D1784 and have a design stress of 2000 PSI and a maximum service temperature upto 93°C.

Pipes are produced in copper tube size (CTS) from 15 mm (½”) to 50 mm (2”) with two different standard dimensional ratios - SDR-11 and SDR-13.5. The fittings are produced as per SDR 11. All Astral CPVC  SDR 11 and SDR 13.5 pipes are made from identical CPVC compound material having same physical properties. The CPVC fittings are manufactured from compound material which meets all the requirement as per ASTM standard. CPVC pipes of Copper Tube Size (CTS) dimensions can also be applied to CPVC (IPS) dimensions by using  IPS x CTS fittings. The CPVC pipes from 15 mm (½”) to 50 mm (2”) are also produced as per IS 15778 standard in both class that is Class 1 (SDR 11) and Class 2 (SDR 13.5).

Apart from having the same physical properties, SDR 11 and SDR 13.5 which are having different wall thickness and therefore, at any given temperature, they have different pressure ratings. For e.g.

Pipe
Temperature (°C)
Pressure Rating

  (PSI)
 (Kg/Sq.Cm)
SDR 11 23
82
400
100
28.1
7.00
SDR 13.5 23
82
320
80
22.5
5.6

Astral also produces FlowGuard pipes in iron pipe size (IPS), available sizes are 65 mm (2½”) to 300 mm (12”) in SCH 40 and  SCH 80 which meets the requirements of ASTM F 441. The pressure ratings varies with schedule pipe size and temperature.

STANDARDS & SPECIFICATIONS :

ASTM D1784
—Standard Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Compounds and Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Compounds.

ASTM D2846
—Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Hot & Cold water distribution  systems.

ASTM F493
—Standard Specification for Solvent Cements for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe & Fittings.

ASTM F441
—Standard Specification for Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Plastic Pipe, SCH 40 & 80.

ASTM F438
: Socket- Type Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Plastic Pipe Fittings. Schedule 40.

ASTM F439
:  Socket-Type Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride Plastic Pipe Fittings. Schedule 80.

ASTM D2774
: Underground installation of Thermoplastic pipes

NSF CERTIFIED
: NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education, and risk management for public health and safety (www.nsf.org). For 65 years, NSF has been committed to public health, safety and environmental protection. The NSF Mark is recognized for its value in international trade and is respected by regulatory agencies at the local, state, and national levels. Astral is the first Indian company to obtain certification from NSF for its CPVC products.

MARKING AND UNIFORMITY
: Pipes and fittings made from CPVC compounds shall be clearly marked with the manufacturers trademark, material designation, applicable ASTM standard.

SDR 11 Pipe : Tan coloured with red stripe              SDR 11 fittings : Tan Colour
SDR 13.5 Pipe : Tan coloured with brown stripe     SDR 11 fittings : Tan Colour
SCH 40 Pipe : Tan coloured                                         SCH 40 fittings : Tan Colour
SCH 80 Pipe : Tan coloured                                         SCH 80 fittings : Grey Colour

FIELDS OF APPLICATIONS
: Hot and Cold water applications in homes, apartments, hotels, resorts, hospitals, high and low rise buildings, corporate and commercial houses, academic institutes etc. for pure and hygienic water supply.

Pipe Range

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No. Standard Pkg. (Nos.)
3 Mtr. Lengths 5 Mtr. Lengths
15
1/2 FP11 - 12 100 60
20
3/4 FP11 - 34 50 40
25
1 FP11 - 1 30 25
32
1 1/4 FP11 - 114 20 15
40
1 1/2 FP11 - 112 15 10
50 2 FP11 - 2 8
6

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No. Standard Pkg. (Nos.)
3 Mtr. Lengths 5 Mtr. Lengths
15
1/2 FP135 - 12 100 60
20 3/4 FP135 - 34 50 40
25
1 FP135 - 1 30 25
32
1 1/4 FP135 - 114 20 15
40
1 1/2 FP135 - 112 15 10
50
2 FP135 - 2 8 6

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No. Standard Pkg. (Nos.)
3 Mtr. Lengths 5 Mtr. Lengths
65
2 1/2 FP40 - 212 5 5
80
3 FP40 - 003 3 3
100
4 FP40 - 004 2 2
150
6 FP40 - 006 1 1
200
8 FP40 - 008 1 1
250
10 FP40 - 100 1 1
300
12 FP40 - 120 1 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No. Standard Pkg. (Nos.)
3 Mtr. Lengths 5 Mtr. Lengths
65
2 1/2 FP80 - 212 5 5
80
3 FP80 - 003 3 3
100
4 FP80 - 004 2 2
150
6 FP80 - 006 1 1
200
8 FP80 - 008 1 1
250
10 FP80 - 100 1 1
300
12 FP80 - 120 1 1

Fitting Range
Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
20 x 15

3/4 x 1/2

M 2032 1000
25 x 15 1 x 1/2 M 2102 600
25 x 20 1 x 3/4 M 2103 600
32 x 15 1 1/4 x 1/2 M 2112 300
32 x 20 1 1/4 x 3/4 M 2113 300
32 x 25 1 1/4 x 1 M 2114 300
40 x 15 1 1/2 x 1/2 M 2122 200
40 x 20 1 1/2 x 3/4 M 2123 200
40 x 25 1 1/2 x 1 M 2124 200
40 x 32 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 M 2125 200
50 x 15 2 x 1/2 M 2202 100
50 x 20 2 x 3/4 M 2203 150
50 x 25 2 x 1 M 2204 100
50 x 32 2 x 1 1/4 M 2205 100
50 x 40 2 x 1 1/2 M 2206 100

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 x 15
1/2 IPS x 1/2 CTS
M 2902
1500
20 x 20
3/4 IPS x 3/4 CTS
M 2903
1000
25 x 25
1 IPS x 1 CTS
M 2904
200
32 x 32
1 1/4 IPS x 1 1/4 CTS
M 2905
150
40 x 40
1 1/2 IPS x 1 1/2 CTS
M 2906
80
50 x 50
2 IPS x 2 CTS
M 2908
50

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 4120 1200
20 3/4 M 4340 600
25 1 M 4100 600
32 1 1/4 M 4105 300
40 1 1/2 M 4106 200
50 2 M 4200 50

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
QUANTITY (CASE)
20 x 20 3/4IPS x 3/4CTS T 4342 10/100
25 x 25 1IPS x 1CTS M 4111
50/---

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
20 x 15
3/4 x 1/2
M 4341
800
25 x 15
1 x 1/2
M 4420
500
25 x 20 1 x 3/4 M 4134 400
32 x 15 1 1/4 x 1/2
M 4520
As required
32 x 20 1 1/4 x 3/4 M 4530
As required
32 x 25 1 1/4 x 1 M 4540 200
40 x 15 1 1/2 x 1/2
M 4620
As required
40 x 32 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 M 4650 50
40 x 25 1 1/2 x 1 M 4640 75
40 x 20 1 1/2 x 3/4 M 4630 75
50 x 40 2 x 1 1/2
M 4860
As required
50 x 32 2 x 1 1/4 M 4850 30
50 x 25 2 x 1 M 4840 30
50 x 20 2 x 3/4
M 4830
As required
50 x 15 2 x 1/2 M 4820 40

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 7120 600
20 3/4 M 7340 500
25 1 M 7100 300
32 1 1/4 M 7105 150
40 1 1/2 M 7106 80
50 2 M 7200 40

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 x 15 x 20 1/2 x 1/2 x 3/4* M 7223 As required
20 x 20 x 15 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 M 7341 300
20 x 15 x 20 3/4 x 1/2 x 3/4* M 7343 As required
20 x 15 x 15 3/4 x 1/2 x 1/2* M 7342 As required
25 x 25 x 20 1 x 1 x 3/4 M 7134 75
40 x 40 x 32 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 M 7162
As required
40 x 40 x 25 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 M 7161 30
40 x 40 x 20
1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 M 7123
As required
40 x 40 x 15 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 M 7159
As required
50 x 50 x 25 2 x 2 x 1 M 7201 15
50 x 50 x 20 2 x 2 x 3/4 M 7883
As required
50 x 50 x 32 2 x 2 x 1 1/4 M 7202
As required
50 x 50 x 40 2 x 2 x 1 1/2 M 7203
As required
32 x 32 x 15 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 M 7552 100
32 x 32 x 25 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 M 7554 80
50 x 50 x 15 2 x 2 x 1/2 M 7882 30
25 x 25 x 15 1 x 1 x 1/2 M 7442 300

* The above reducer fittings are professionally assembled using FlowGuard fittings and bushings. Quantity as per order.
NOTE : Fabricated reducer fittings are not eligible for return to the manufacturer.

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 5120 N 1000
20 3/4 M 5340 N 800
25 1 M 5100 N 400
32 1 1/4 M 5105 N 200
40 1 1/2 M 5106 N 120
50 2 M 5200 N 50

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
20 x 15 3/4 x 1/2 M 5341 N 500
25 x 20 1 x 3/4 M 5334 As required
25 x 15 1 x 1/2 M 5342 As required

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 5123 N 500
20 3/4 M 5343 N 200
25 1 M 5103 N 250
32 1 1/4 M 5153 N 60
40 1 1/2 M 5163 N 40
50 2 M 5203 N 15

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15
1/2 M 6120
600
20
3/4 M 6340
600
25
1
M 6100
300
32
1 1/4
M 6105 B
150
40
1 1/2
M 6106 B
100
50
2
M 6200 B
50
20 x 15 3/4 Soc x 1/2 MIP M 6320 500

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 6122 800
20 3/4 M 6342 400
25 1 M 6101 200

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 9502 80
20 3/4 M 9503 60
25 1 M 9504 40
32 1 1/4 M 9505 30
40 1 1/2 M 9506 20
50 2 M 9508 15

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 2502 200
20 3/4 M 2503 150
25 1 M 2504 100
32 1 1/4 M 2505 80
40 1 1/2 M 2506 50
50 2 M 2508 30

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 8120 200
20 3/4 M 8340 100

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 3120 1000
20 3/4 M 3340 500
25 1 M 3100 200
32 1 1/4 M 3105 100
40 1 1/2 M 3106 80
50 2 M 3200 40

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 x 15 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 M 7722 200
20 x 20 x 15 3/4 x 3/4 x 1/2 M 7732 100
20 x 20 x 20 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 M 7733 125
25 x 25 x 15 1 x 1 x 1/2 M 7742 75
32 x 32 x 32 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 M 7755 30
32 x 32 x 15 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 M 7752 40

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 M 5702 N 200
20 x 15 3/4 x 1/2 M 5730 N 150
20 x 20 3/4 x 3/4 M 5703 N 100
25 x 15 1 x 1/2 M 5740 N 100
25 x 25 1 x 1 M 5704 N 50
32 x 32 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 M 5705 N 30

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 6023 200
20 3/4 M 6033 100
25 1 M 6043 50
32 1 1/4 M 6053 25
40 1 1/2 M 6063 25
50 2 M 6083 15
20 x 15 3/4 x 1/2 M 6323 150

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 6123 200
20 3/4 M 6343 150
25 1 M 6103 50
32 1 1/4 M 6113 25
40 1 1/2 M 6153 25
50 2 M 6203 15

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 1822-005 1
20 3/4 1822-007 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 1822-005W 1
20 3/4 1822-007W 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 M 5120 SR N 200
20 x 15 3/4 x 1/2 M 5341 SR N 50

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 2 1/2 M 401 - 025C 12
80 3 M 401 - 030C 8
100 4 M 401 - 040C 4
150 6 M 401 - 060C As required

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 2 1/2 M 429 - 025C 45
80 3 M 429 - 030C 35
100 4 M 429 - 040C 8
150 6 M 429 - 060C 2

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 x 32 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 M 437 - 290C 25
65 x 40 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 M 437 - 291C 25
65 x 50 2 1/2 x 2 M 437 - 292C 25
80 x 40 3 x 1 1/2 M 437 - 337C 20
80 x 50 3 x 2 M 437 - 338C 20
80 x 65 3 x 2 1/2 M 437 - 339C 20
100 x 50 4 x 2 M 437 - 420C 10
100 x 65 4 x 2 1/2 M 437 - 421C 10
100 x 80 4 x 3 M 437 - 422C 10

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 2 1/2 M 406 - 025C 35
80 3 M 406 - 030C 25
100 4 M 406 - 040C 6
150 6 M 406 - 060C As required

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 2 1/2 M 447 - 025C 10
80 3 M 447 - 030C 10
100 4 M 447 - 040C 10

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65
2 1/2
M 801 - 025C
5
80
3
M 801 - 030C
5
100
4
M 801 - 040C
3
150
* 6
801 - 060C
2
200
* 8
801 - 080C
1
250
* 10
801 - 100C
1
300 * 12 801 - 120C 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
100 x 50 * 4 x 2 801 - 420C 5
100 x 80 * 4 x 3 801 - 422C 5
150 x 100 * 6 x 4 801 - 532C 1
200 x 150 * 8 x 6 801 - 585C 1
250 x 200 * 10 x 8 801 - 628C 1
300 x 250 * 12 x 10 801 - 670C 1


Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 x 50
* 2 1/2 x 2
837 - 292C
5
80 x 50
* 3 x 2
837 - 338C
5
100 x 80
* 4 x 3
837 - 422C
5
150 x 100
* 6 x 4
837 - 532C
1
200 x 150
* 8 x 6
837 - 585C
1
250 x 200
* 10 x 8
837 - 628C
1
300 x 250 * 12 x 10 837 - 670C 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 2 1/2 M 836 - 625C 10
80 3 M 836 - 630C 10

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 * 2 1/2 897 - 025C 5
80 * 3 897 - 030C 5
100 * 4 897 - 040C 5
150 * 6 897 - 060C 3

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65
* 2 1/2
847 - 025C
10
80
* 3
847 - 030C
10
100
* 4
847 - 040C
6
150
* 6
847 - 060C
3
200
* 8
847 - 080C
1
250
* 10
847 - 100CF
1
300 * 12 847 - 120CF 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65
2 1/2
M 806 - 025C
5
80
3
M 806 - 030C
5
100
4
M 806 - 040C
3
150
* 6
806 - 060C
2
200
* 8
806 - 080C
1
250
* 10
806 - 100C
1
300 * 12
806 - 120C 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 * 2 1/2 817 - 025C 5
80 * 3 817 - 030C 5
100 * 4 817 - 040C 5
150 * 6 817 - 060C 2
200 * 8 817 - 080C 1
250 * 10 817 - 100C 1
300 * 12 817 - 120C 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 2 1/2 M 829 - 025C 5
80 3 M 829 - 030C 5
100 4 M 829 - 040C 5
150 6 M 829 - 060C 8
200 8 M 829 - 080C 8
250 * 10 829 - 100C 1
300 * 12 829 - 120C 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
80 x 50 * 3 x 2 829 - 338 5
100 x 50 * 4 x 2 829 - 420 5
100 x 80 * 4 x 3 829 - 422 5
150 x 100 * 6 x 4 829 - 532C 1
200 x 150 * 8 x 6 829 - 585C 1
250 x 200 * 10 x 8 829 - 628CF 1
 300 x 250 * 12 x 10 829 - 670CF 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 854 - 005C As required
20 3/4 M 854 - 007C As required
25 1 M 854 - 010C As required
32 1 1/4 M 854 - 012C As required
40 1 1/2 M 854 - 015C As required
50 2 M 854 - 020C As required
65 2 1/2 M 854 - 025C As required
80 3 M 854 - 030C As required
100 4 M  854 - 040C As required
150 *   6    
854 - 060C As required
200 *   8    
854 - 080C As required
250 * 10    
854 - 100C As required
300 * 12    
854 - 120C As required

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 * 2 1/2 856 - 025C 5
80 3 M 856 - 030C 5
100 4 M 856 - 040C 5
150 * 6 856 - 060C 3
200 * 8 856 - 080C 1
250 * 10 856 - 100C 1
300 * 12
856 - 120C 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 * 2 1/2 853 - 025C 5
80 3 M 853 - 030C 5
100 4 M 853 - 040C 5
150 * 6 853 - 060C 3
200 * 8 853 - 080C 1
250 * 10 853 - 100C 1
300 * 12
853 - 120C 1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
65 * 2 1/2 851 - 025C 5
80 3 M 851 - 030C 5
100 4 M 851 - 040C 5
150 * 6 851 - 060C 3
200 * 8 851 - 080C 1
250 * 10 851 - 100C 1
300 * 12
851 - 120C
1

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
80 3 M  854 - 030-2C 5
100 4 M  854 - 040-2C 5

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
80 3 M  856 - 030-2C 5
100 4 M  856 - 040-2C 5

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 9120 P 300
20 3/4 9340 P 300
25 1 9100 P 200
32 1 1/4 9105 P 100
40 1 1/2 9106 P 100
50 2 9200 P 100

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 9120 M 100
20 3/4 9340 M 100
25 1 9100 M 100
32 1 1/4 9105 M 50
40 1 1/2 9106 M 50
50 2 9200 M 50

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 E-H-12 100
20 x 15 3/4 x 1/2 E-H-12-34 100

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 PLUG -12 100

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 F12-PPK As required
20 3/4 F34-PPK As required

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
20 x 15 3/4 X 1/2 M 4732 200
25 x 15 1 X 1/2 M 4742 100

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 F12 - SOB 150
20 3/4
F34 - SOB 200

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 M 1922 - 005 80
20 3/4 M 1922 - 007 120
25 1 M 1922 - 010 50
32 1 1/4 M 1922 - 012 40
40 1 1/2 1922 - 015 as required
50 2 1922 - 020 as required

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 1/2 9120 MN 100
20 3/4 9340 MN 100
25 1 9100 MN 100
32 1 1/4 9105 MN 50
40 1 1/2 9106 MN 50
50 2 9200 MN 50

Size(mm) Size(in.) Part No.
Quantity
(Case)
15 x 15 1/2 x 1/2 T-H-12 100
20 x 15 3/4 x 1/2 T-H-12-34 100

Size(mm)
Size(In)
Part No
Std Pkg. (Nos.)
65
2 1/2 M 836-025 FG 50
80
3 M 836-030 FG
35
100
4 M 836-040 FG
20

Size(mm)
Size(In)
Part No
Std Pkg. (Nos.)
65
2 1/2 M 835-025 FG 50
80
3 M 835-030 FG
30
100
4 M 835-040 FG
-

Adhesive

Size Part No. Quantity (Case)
44ml - Tube MIPS - 44 48
50ml MTINS - 50 48
118ml MTINS - 118 24
237ml MTINS - 237 24
473ml MTINS - 473 12
946ml MTINS - 946 12

Reduced VOC Emissions, NSF Listed ASTM F - 493
N.B. For sizes 15 mm(1/2") to 50 mm(2")

Size Part No. Quantity (Case)
473ml IPS - 473 12
946ml IPS - 946 12

N.B. For sizes 65mm(1/2) and above

Size Part No. Quantity (Case)
118ML EZ - 223 24
237ML EZ - 222 24
473ML EZ - 221 12
946ML EZ - 220 12

N.B. Must use primer for 65mm(2 1/2") & above

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Guideline

  • Installation Guide
  • Set / Cure Time

Installation Guide

Joining Astral Flowguard Pipe and Fittings
CUTTING :
In order to make a proper and neat joint, measure the pipe length accurately and make a small mark. Ensure that the pipe and fittings are size compatible. You can easily cut with a wheel type plastic pipe cutter or hacksaw blade. Cutting tubing as squarely as possible provides optimal bonding area within a joint.


DEBURRING / BEVELING :

Burrs and filings can prevent proper contact between tube and fitting during assembly and should be removed from the outside and inside of the pipe. Debarking tool, pocket knife or file are suitable for this. A slight bevel on the end of the tubing will ease entry of the tubing into the fitting socket.

FITTING PREPARATION :
Using a clean, dry rag, wipe dirt and moisture from the fitting sockets and tubing end. The tubing should make contact with the socket wall 1/3 to 2/3 of the way into the fitting socket.


SOLVENT CEMENT APPLICATION :
Use only CPVC cement or an all - purpose cement conforming to ASTM F 493 or joint failure may result. When making a joint, apply a heavy, even coat of cement to the pipe end. Use the same applicator without additional cement to apply a thin coat inside the fitting socket. Too much cement can cause clogged water ways.


ASSEMBLY :
Immediately insert the tubing into the fitting socket, rotate the tube 1/4 to 1/2 turn while inserting. This motion ensures and even distribution of cement within the joint. Properly align the fittings. Hold the assembly for approximately 10 seconds, allowing the joint to set-up.


SET AND CURE TIMES :
Solvent cement set and cure times are a function of pipe size, temperature and relative humidity. Curing time is shorter for drier environments, smaller sizes and higher temperatures. It requires 10 to 20 minutes for perfect joint.


Note : For sizes above 65 mm (2 1/2") use IPS 70 primer before applying solvent cement. The purpose of a primer is to penetrate and soften the surfaces so they can stick together. The proper use of a primer ensures that the surfaces are prepared for fusion in a wide variety of weather conditions.


BEFORE BEGINNING :


1. Verify the cement is the same as the pipes and fittings being used.
2. Check the temperature where the cementing will take place.
- Cement take longer time to set up in cold weather. Be sure to allow extra time for curing. Do not try to speed up the cure by artificial means - this could cause porosity and blisters in the cement film.
- Solvents evaporate faster in warm weather. Work quickly to avoid the cement setting up before the joint is assembled. Keep the cement as cool as possible. Try to stay out of direct sunlight.
3. Keep the lid on cements, cleaner, and primers when not is use. Evaporation of the solvent will effect the cement.
4. Stir or shake cement before using.
5. Use 20 mm (3/4") dauber on small diameter pipes, 40 mm (1 1/2") dauber up through 80 mm (3") pipe, and a natural bristle brush, swab, or roller 1/2 the pipe diameter on pipes 4"and up.
6. Do not mix cleaner or primer with cement.
7. Do not use thickened or lumpy cement. It should be like the consistency of syrup or honey.
8. Do not handle joints immediately after assembly.
9. Do not allow daubers to dry out.
10. Maximum temperature allowable for CPVC pipe is 180°F.
11. All colored cements, primers, and cleaners will have a permanent stain. There is no know cleaning agent.
12. Use according to the step outline in ASTM D-2846, joining of pipe and fittings,

Dia of Pipe

(mm) (In.)

Appx. Nos of joints*

15 1/2 1200
20 3/4 750
25 1 500
32 1 450
40 1 1/2 325
50 2 225
65 2 1/2 50
75 3 40
100 4 30
150 6 10
200 8 5
250 10 2-4
300 12 1-2

* Appx. Nos of joints which can be made per itr. of solvent Cement

SAFE HANDLING OF SOLVENT CEMENT

When using solvent cements, primers and cleaners there are some basic safety measures. All users should keep in mind.
- Avoid prolonged breathing of solvent vapors. When pipe and fittings are being joined in enclosed areas, the use of ventilating devices are advised
- Keep cements, primers and cleaners away from all sources of ignition, heat, sparks and
open flame.
- Keep containers of cements, primers and cleaners tightly closed except when the product is being used.
- Dispose of all rags used with solvents in a proper outdoor waste receptacle.
- Avoid eye and skin contact. In case of eye contact, flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes and call a physician.

This is Testing Data...

Set / Cure Time

Joining Corzan Pipe and Fittings - Solvent Cementing
Recommended Set Times

After a joint is assembled using solvent cement, it should not be disturbed for a period of time to allow for proper "setting" of the newly prepared joint. Recommended set times are as follows

Do's And Dont's

FOR All INSTALLATIONS
D0's

1. Install product according to ASTRAL's Installation instructions and manual and follow recommended safe work practices.

2. Keep Pipe and Fittings in original packaging until needed and store pipes in covered areas.

3. Use tools designed for use with plastic pipe and fittings.

4. Cut-off minimum 25 mm beyond the edge of the crack in case any crack is discovered on the pipe.

4 (A). Pipe may be cut quickly and efficiently by several methods. Wheel-type plastic tubing cutters are preferred. Ratchet type cutters or fine tooth saws are another option. However, when using the ratchet cutter, be certain to score the exterior wall by rotating the cutter blade in a circular motion around the pipe. Do this before applying significant downward pressure to finalise the cut. This step leads to a square cut. In addition, make sure ratchet cutter blades are sharp. Cutting tubing as squarely as possible provides optimal bonding area within a joint.

4 (B). Burrs and filings can prevent proper contact between the tube and fittings during assembly, and should be removed from the outside and inside of the tube. A chamfering tool is preferred, but a pocket knife or file is also suitable for this purpose.

4 (C). Use CPVC Cement only. Use only CPVC Cement or an all-purpose cement conforming to ASTM F-493 or joint failure may result.

5. Always conduct hydraulic pressure testing after installation to detect any leaks and faults. Wait for appropriate cure time before pressure testing. Fill lines slowly and bleed air from the system prior to pressure testing.

6. Rotate the pipe 90°to 180°to spread the CPVC/PVC Solvent Cement evenly in the joint while pushing the Pipe into Fitting.

7. Use Teflon tapes with threaded fittings.

8. Ensure that there are no sharp edges in contact with the pipe while embedding the pipes on the walls or in the floors.

8 (A). When making a transition connection to metal threads, use a special transition fitting or CPVC male threaded adapter whenever possible. Do not over-torque plastic threaded connections. Head tight plus one-half turn should be adequate.

9. Provide Vertical & Horizontal Supports as recommended using the Plastic Straps only.

10. Apply a water-based only paint on exposed pipes & fittings.

11. Visually inspect all joints for proper cementing at the end of shift or day. A Visual inspection of the complete system is also recommended during pressure testing.

12. When connecting to a gas water heater, CPVC tubing should not be located within 50 cm of the flue. For water heaters lacking reliable temperature control, this distance may be increased up to 1m. A metal nipple or flexible appliance connector should be utilised. This measure eliminates the potential for damage to plastic piping that might result from excessive radiant heat from the flue.

13. Use of a brass/CPVC transition adapter when connecting CPVC to a water heater will help facilitate water heater replacement in the future.

14. Pressure test CPVC systems in accordance with local code requirements.

Dont's

1. Do not Use Metal Hooks or Nails to support / hold or put pressure on the pipes. Do not use straps & hangers with rough or sharp edges. Do not over tighten the straps on the pipes.

2. Never expose the pipe to Open Flame while trying to bend it.

3. Do not drop pipes on edges from heights. Do not drop heavy objects on pipes or walk on pipes.

4. Do not dilute Solvent Cement with Thinners /MTO or any other liquid etc.

5. Do not use air or gases for pressure testings.

6. Do not use any other petroleum or solvent- based sealant, adhesive, lubricant or fire stop material on CPVC/PVC pipes and fittings.

7. Do not use CPVC/PVC Pipes & Fittings for pneumatic applications.

Technical Details

  • Thermal Expansion and Contraction
  • Support Spacing

Thermal Expansion and Contraction

Thermal Expansion and Thermal Stresses

TECHNICAL DETAILS


Outside Diameters and Wall Thicknesses For CPVC 4120, SDR 11 Plastic Pipe As Per ASTM D-2846
Nominal Size
(in.)       (mm)
Outside Diameter, in. (mm) Wall Thickness, in. (mm) Pressure Ratting. PSI (Kg.Cm²)
Avarage Tolerance Minimum Tolerance 73.4°F           (23°C) 180°F           (82°C)
½*         (15) 0.625 (15.9) ± 0.003 (0.08) 0.068 (1.73) +0.020 (0.51) 400 (28.1) 100 (7.0)
¾           (20) 0.875 (22.2) ± 0.003 (0.08) 0.080 (2.03) +0.020 (0.51) 400 (28.1) 100 (7.0)
1            (25) 1.125 (28.6) ± 0.003 (0.08) 0.102 (2.59) +0.020 (0.51) 400 (28.1) 100 (7.0)
1¼         (32) 1.375 (34.9) ± 0.003 (0.08) 0.125 (3.18) +0.020 (0.51) 400 (28.1) 100 (7.0)
1½         (40) 1.625 (41.3) ± 0.004 (0.10) 0.148 (3.76) +0.020 (0.51) 400 (28.1) 100 (7.0)
2           (50) 2.125 (54.0) ± 0.004 (0.10) 0.193 (4.90) +0.023 (0.58) 400 (28.1) 100 (7.0)
* For ½" wall thickness minimum is not a function of SDR.

 

 

THERMAL EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION

Like all piping material, Flowguard CPVC expand when heated and contract when cooled. CPVC piping (regardless of pipe diameter) will expand about 1 inch per 50 feet of length when subjected to a 50° F temperature increase, therefore, allowances must be made for this resulting movement. However, laboratory testing and installation experience have demonstrated that the practical issues are much smaller than the coefficient of thermal expansion would suggest. The stresses developed in CPVC pipe are generally much smaller than those developed in metal pipe for equal temperature changes because of the difference in elastic modulus. Required loops are smaller than those recommended by the Copper Development Association for copper systems.

Expansion is mainly a concern in hot water lines, Generally, thermal expansion can be accommodated with changes in direction. However, a long straight run may require an offset or loop. Only one expansion loop, properly sized is required in any single straight run, regardless of its total length. If more convenient, two or more smaller expansion loops, properly sized, can be utilized in a single run of pipe to accommodate the thermal movement. Be sure to hang pipe with smooth straps that will not restrict movement. For convenience, loop (or offset) length have been calculated for different pipe sizes and different run length with a temperature increase (?T) of about 80°F. The results, shown in Tables A and B, are presented simply as a handy guide for quick and easy determinations of acceptable loop length for other temperatures and run length can be calculated utiliaing the following equations :

                                             

Where :  L  =  Loop length (in.)
E  =  Modulus of elasticity at maximum temperature (psi)
S  =  Working Stress at maximum temperature (psi)
D  =  Outside diameter of pipe (in.)
L   =  Change in length due to change in temperature (in.)

(see formula below)

                                          Thermal Expansion Formula

                                                 
Where :  ?L  =  Change in length due to change in temperature (in.)
Lp  =  Length of pipe (in.)
C    =  Coefficient of thermal expansion (in. / in. /°F)      
=  3.4 x 10-5  in. / in./°F for CPVC
?T   =  Change in temperature  (°F)

Tmperature
    °F                (°C) 
Modulus, E (psi)
Stress, S(psi)
     73               (27)
423,000
2000
     90               (32)
403,000
1800
   110               (43)
371,000
1500
   120               (49)
355,000
1300
   140               (60)
323,000
1000
   160               (71)
291,000
750
   180               (82)
269,000
500







Nominal
Pipe Size
mm  in.

40 60 80 100


Loop Length(L) in inches

 

15   ½ 22 27 31 34
20   ¾ 26 32 36 41
25   1 29 36 41 46
32   1¼ 32 40 46 51
40   1½ 35 43 50 56
50   2 40 49 57 64




TABLE B
Flowguard CPVC IPS PIPES (ASTM F 441)
Calculated Loop (Offset) Length with
? T of approx. 80°F
Length of Run in feet



      Nominal
Pipe Size
mm      in.

40
60 80 100

Loop Length(L) in inches

     65      2 ½ 47
57 66 74
    75         3
52 63 73 82
    100       4
58 72 83 92
    150       6
71 87 100 112
     200       8
81 99 114 128
      250      10
90 111 128 143
      300      12 98
 121 139
 156



Horizontal & Vertical runs of Astral FlowGuard Pipe should be supported by pipe clamps or by hangers located on the horizontal connection close to the riser hangers should not have rough or sharp edges, which come in contact with the pipe.


HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL SUPPORT

SPACING

        Nominal Pipe Size

21°C (70°F)

49°C (120°F)

71°C (160°F)

82°C (180°F)

mm          in. Ft.            (cm) Ft.            (cm) Ft.            (cm) Ft.            (cm)
15            ½ 5.5           (167.70) 4.5           (137.16) 3.0           (91.44) 2.5           (76.20)
20            ¾ 5.5           (167.70) 5.0           (152.40) 3.0           (91.44) 2.5           (76.20)
25             1 6.0           (182.88) 5.5           (167.70) 3.5           (106.68) 3.5           (91.44)
32           1¼ 6.5           (198.12) 6.0           (182.88) 3.5           (106.68) 3.5           (106.68)
40            1½ 7.0           (213.36) 6.0           (182.88) 3.5           (106.68) 3.5           (106.68)
50              2 7.0           (213.36) 6.5           (198.12) 4.0           (121.92) 3.5           (106.68)
65           2½ 8.0           (244.00) 7.5           (228.60) 4.5           (137.16) 4.0           (121.92)
75             3 8.0           (244.00) 7.5           (228.60) 4.5           (137.16) 4.0           (121.92)
100           4 9.0           (274.32) 8.5           (259.08) 5.0           (152.40) 4.5           (137.16)
150           6 10.0          (304.80) 9.0           (274.32) 5.5           (167.07) 5.0           (152.40)
200          8 11.0          (335.28) 10.0          (304.80) 6.0           (182.88) 5.5           (167.07)



TRANSITION FITTINGS & JOINTS

Special transition fittings or joints are used whenever CPVC piping is connected to a metal valve, fittings, or other appurtenance such as a filter, or to parts made of another plastic. These special transition fittings can have many forms. One common form is the true union with a metal end and a CPVC end held together with a plastic or metal gland nut and having an elastomeric seal between them. Other forms are the flanged joint, the grooved joint, insert molded metal in CPVC fittings, patented push-on type fittings and finally the CPVC female threaded adapter with an elastomeric seal at the bottom of the thread. The later fittings are designed so that they have no thread interference and rely entirely on the elastomeric seal for water tightness. They require only minimal torque to attain an adequate seal.

Standard compression fittings which utilize brass of plastic ferrules can be used to assemble CPVC. However, Teflon® tape should be applied over the brass ferrule to compensate for the dissimilar thermal expansion rates of the brass and CPVC that could possibly otherwise result in a leak. Care should be taken not to over-torque the compression connection.

Metal fittings with CPVC socket inserts are also available. The tubing is cemented directly into the socket in the same way as an all-CPVC fittings.

The standard practice is to thread a male thread adapter into the female threaded part, such as a valve of stop, and then solvent cement to the CPVC pipe. However, when using the male thread adapter, there are two limitations that the installer must consider when deciding where and how to use it. First, the male thread adapter may develop a drip leak if the joint is subjected to too broad temperature range. And second, some thread sealants intended to minimize leak problems may chemically attack the CPVC and cause stress cracking of the adapter (see Thread Sealants section). The preferred method of transitioning between metal and CPVC plumbing component is to use an insert molded metal-in-CPVC fitting or true union with a metal and a CPVC end.




CPVC pipes and fittings can be installed underground. Since these piping systems are flexible systems, proper attention should be given to burial conditions. The stiffness of the piping system is affected by sidewall support, soil compaction, and the condition of the trench. Trench bottoms should be smooth and regular in either undisturbed soil or a layer of compacted backfill. Pipe must lie evenly on this surface throughout the entire length of its barrel. Excavation, bedding and backfill should be in accordance with the provision of the local Plumbing Code having jurisdiction.


TRENCHING

The following trenching and burial procedures should be used to protect the piping system.

1.  The trench should be excavated to ensure the sides will be stable under all working conditions.

2.  The trench should be wide enough to provide adequate room for the following :

A.   Joining the pipe in the trench.

B.   Snaking the pipe from side or side to compensate for expansion and contraction.

C.   Filling and compacting the side fills.

The space between the pipe and trench wall must be wider than the compaction equipment used in the compaction of the backfill. Minimum width shall not be less than the greater of either the pipe outside diameter plus 16 inches or the pipe outside diameter times 1.25 plus 12 inches. Trench width may be different if approved by the design engineer.

3.  The trench bottom should be smooth, free of rocks and debris, continuous, and provide uniform support. If ledge rock, hardpan or large boulders are encountered, the trench bottom should be padded with bedding of compacted granular material to a thickness of at least 4 inches. Foundation bedding should be installed as required by the engineer.

4.  Trench depth is determined by the pipe’s service requirements. Plastic pipe should always be installed at least below the frost level. The minimum cover for lines subject to heavy overhead traffic is 24 inches.

5.  A smooth trench bottom is necessary to support the pipe over its entire length on firm stable material. Blocking should not be used to change pipe grade or to intermittently support pipe over low sections in the trench.


BEDDING AND BACKFILLING

1.
  Even though sub-soil conditions vary widely from place to place, the pipe backfill should be stable and provide protection for the pipe.

2.  The pipe should be surrounded with a granular material which  is easily worked around the sides of the pipe Backfilling should be performed in layer of 6 inch with each layer being sufficiently compacted to 85% to 95% compaction.

3.  A mechanical tamper is recommended for compacting sand and gravel backfill which contain a significant proportion of fine grained material, such as silt and clay. If a tamper is not available, compacting should be done by hand.

4.  The trench should be completely filled. The backfill should be placed and spread in fairly uniform layers to prevent any unfilled spaces or voids. Large rocks, stones, frozen clods, or other large debris should be removed. Heavy tampers or rolling equipment should only be used to consolidate only the final backfill.


HANDLING :

The pipe should be handled with reasonable care. Because thermoplastic pipe is much lighter in weight than metal pipe, there is sometimes a tendency to throw it around. This should be avoided.

The pipe should never be dragged or pushed from a truck bed. Pallets for pipe should be removed with a fork lift. Loose pipe can be rolled down timbers as long as the pieces do not fall on each other or on any hard or uneven surface.

In all cases, severe contact with any sharp objects (rocks, angle irons, forks on forklifts, etc.) should be avoided.


STORING :

If possible, pipe should be stored inside. When this is not possible, the pipe should be stored on level ground which is dry and free from sharp objects. If different schedules of pipes are stacked together, the pipes with the thickest walls should be at the bottom.

The pipes should be protected from the sun and be in an area with proper ventilation. This will lessen the effects of ultraviolet rays and help prevent heat built-up.

If the pipes are stored in racks, it should be continuously supported along its length. If this is not possible, the spacing of the supports should not exceed three feet (3’).

When storage temperatures are below 0°C (32°F). extra care be taken when handing the pipe. This will help prevent any problems which could be caused by the slightly lower impact strength of PVC pipes at temperature below freezing.

Support Spacing

IMPORTANT NOTES
Thread Sealants
Threaded CPVC fittings with tapered with pipe threads (e.g. male thread adapters) must be used with a suitable thread sealant to insure leak-proof joints. Over the years, PTFE (Teflon® or equivalent) tape has been the preferred thread sealant, it is still the most widely accepted and approved sealant. Some paste sealant can affect CPVC fittings; therefore only sealants recommended for use with CPVC by the thread sealant manufacturer should be used.

Water Heater Connections
Some plumbing codes contain detailed requirements for connections to gas or electric storage type water heaters. Determine whether your code has such requirements and satisfy them. If no detailed requirements exist, use the following information. On electric water heaters CPVC can be piped directly to the heater with special metal-to CPVC transition fittings (photo L). On gas water heaters there should be at least 6 inches of clearance between the exhaust flue and any CPVC piping (photo K). Twelve inch long metal nipples or appliance connector should be connected directly to the heater so that the CPVC tubing cannot be damaged by the build-up of excessive radiant heat from the flue. An approved temperature/pressure (T/P) relief valve should be installed so that the probe or sensing element is in the water at the top of the heater. CPVC is approved by all the model codes for use as relief valve drain line piping. Use a metal-to-CPVC transition fitting to connect to the relief valve and continue the pipe full size to the outlet. For horizontal runs, slope the pipe toward the outlet and support it at three-foot centers or closer. The pipe must discharge to the atmosphere at an approved location.

Do not use CPVC pipe and fitting with commercial-type, storage water heaters.

Advantage

Corrosion resistance :
Astral CPVC Pipe gives excellent resistance even under the harshest of water conditions so there are none of the purity worries from corrosion of metal pipe or soldered joints. Astral CPVC Pipe keeps pure water pure.

Lower bacterial growth :
Bacteria build up with CPVC is far lower than with alternative piping materials - Copper, Steel and other thermoplastics.

Tough, rigid material :
Astral CPVC pipe has a much higher strength than other thermoplastics used in plumbing. This means that CPVC needs less hangers and supports and there is no unsightly looping of the pipe. Astral CPVC pipe has a higher pressure bearing capability. This leads to the same flow rate with a smaller pipe size.

No Scale, pit or leach formation :
Even after years of use in the most aggressive conditions, Astral CPVC pipe won’t corrode, standing up to low pH water,  coastal salt air exposures and corrosive soils. Astral CPVC Pipe stays as solid and reliable as the day it was installed. It maintains full water carrying capacity because its scale resistance means no build up to cause water pressure loss.

Unaffected by chlorine in the water :
Some materials may be adversely affected by chlorine contained in the water supply, which can cause breakdown of the polymer chains and potential leaks. In this respect, Astral CPVC pipe is unaffected by the chlorine present in potable water supply.

Chemical resistance :
CPVC has excellent chemical resistance to strong mineral acids and bases.

Low thermal expansion :
Astral CPVC pipe has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than alternative plastics, reducing the amount that the pipe expands when hot water is running, again reducing unsightly ‘looping’ of the pipe.

Easy, cold welding process :
CPVC uses a simple, solvent cement jointing method. Tools required are very simple and inexpensive (chamfering tool and pipe cutter only) and avoid the need for an electrical source.

Superior insulation :
Astral CPVC pipe is more energy efficient than metal pipe. As an insulator it does not lose heat the way metal pipe do. Heat loss and thermal expansion are reduced.

Hot and Cold water compatible :
Astral CPVC pipe is compatible with both hot and cold water. It withstand very high temperature compared to any other thermoplastic plumbing systems. Many solar and electric water heaters have CPVC piping system for heat efficiency and lower installation cost.

Fire safety :
CPVC has a limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) of 60. Thus in air, Astral CPVC pipe does not support combustion. No flaming drips, does not increase the fire load, low flame spread, low smoke generation.

Approved world wide :
CPVC plumbing system is approved for contact with potable water in wide range of countries including USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Middle East among others. Here in India, Astral CPVC plumbing system is approved by BMC and CPWD for potable water supply.

Over 48 years of trouble free performance :
Till date, CPVC plumbing system is working satisfactory installed in 1959 in USA. Astral CPVC pipe is built on over 48 years of trouble free performance. Based on the advance polymer chemistry of Lubrizol, CPVC Plumbing Systems have a proven track record in millions of homes, apartments, hotels and offices.

Cost effective :
CPVC Plumbing System is very cost effective than any other plumbing systems. It saves cost on fittings, loops, anchors, offsets, insulation, labour and expensive tools. More over CPVC plumbing systems last longer more than 50 years.

Faq's

1. What is Astral CPVC Pipe?
Noveon, Inc., the world leader in CPVC technology, invented CPVC more than 40 years ago. Astral CPVC is a patented rigid thermoplastic chlorinated polyvinyl compound used in the manufacturing of a plumbing system that won't pit, scale or corrode.
2. When was a CPVC plumbing system first used?
The first CPVC plumbing system was installed in 1959. Since its development, more than three billion feet of CPVC pipe has been installed in homes, condominiums, buildings, apartments and hotels, including 12 million homes.
3. Do Astral CPVC plumbing systems meet plumbing codes?
CPVC plumbing systems meet all model code approvals, including BOCA National Plumbing Code, Standard Plumbing Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, CABO 1- and 2- Family Dwelling Code, Canadian Plumbing Code, International Plumbing Code and International Residential Code, as well as California Plumbing Code.
4. Why would a plumber, builder or homeowner select a Astral CPVC plumbing system over a metal (copper or galvanized) system?
CPVC plumbing systems will not pit, scale or corrode in aggressive water and soil conditions, so water purity is maintained. In environments with aggressive water, pH levels of less than 6.5, copper plumbing is not certified to ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for drinking water safety and may break down. Plus, copper cannot resist certain soil chemistries or compositions and will begin to degrade. In these conditions, copper pipes can develop pinholes and leaks in just a few years.
5. What are the additional benefits of a Astral CPVC plumbing system for homeowners?
The thermoplastic properties of a Astral CPVC system provides a system that is four times quieter than copper plumbing systems, reducing the sound of running water and the potential of the pounding noise of water hammer. In addition, unlike copper piping materials, the thermoplastic properties of a Astral CPVC plumbing systems provide insulation to reduce condensation and "sweaty pipes." The material keeps hot water hotter and cold water colder than copper. Less energy is lost through the wall of the pipe, saving homeowners money on heating and cooling.
6. What are the additional benefits for builders and plumbers?
The benefits of a Astral CPVC plumbing system versus copper plumbing systems are not just a matter of lower material costs. Astral CPVC plumbing systems are faster and easier to install for the experienced, professional plumber, reducing overall labor costs. Astral CPVC plumbing systems do not require torches or heavy equipment. A one-step joining system can provide curing in 10 minutes on standard size pipe for ease in pressure testing

Are there any health risks using a Astral CPVC plumbing system?
No, Astral CPVC plumbing systems have been used for more than 40 years and have not posed any health risks. Astral CPVC plumbing systems exceed ANSI/NSF Standard 61 for water quality with no pH level restrictions as found in copper pipe. Astral CPVC plumbing systems meet all model code approvals, including the International Plumbing Code, International Residential Code, BOCA National Plumbing Code, Standard Plumbing Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, CABO-1 and 2-Family Dwelling Code and Canadian Plumbing Code.
7. What are the combustibility properties of Astral CPVC pipe and fittings?
Astral CPVC has a flash ignition temperature of 900°F which is the lowest temperature at which sufficient combustion gas is evolved that can be ignited by a small external flame. Many other ordinary combustibles, such as wood, ignite at 500°F or less.


Astral CPVC will not sustain burning. It must be forced to burn due to its very high Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) of 60. LOI is the percentage of oxygen needed in an atmosphere to support combustion. Since the Earth's atmosphere is only 21% oxygen, Astral CPVC will not burn unless a flame is constantly applied, and stops burning when the ignition source is removed.
Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI)
Oxygen contained in Earth's atmosphere - 21%
Material LOI
Cotton 16 – 17
Polypropylene 18
Brich 20
CPVC 60

Astral CPVC has a significantly lower heat of combustion at 7,770 BTU/lb compared to Douglas fir at 9,040 BTU/lb and polypropylene at nearly 20,000 BTU/lb. Materials with a high heat of combustion perpetuate a combustible mixture which, when ignited, creates more heat and causes the burning process to become self-sustaining. Astral CPVC cannot be the ignition source of a fire or support combustion.