Overview

Product Range

Flo-Tek Flowguard CPVC Pipes

Flo-Tek manufactures and supplies a range of pipes, from 16mm — 110mm diameter. Flo-Tek pipes are manufactured under the highest standards from Flowguard giving the best quality product. Flo-Tek CPVC pipes have many positive properties that give the product several advantages over its counterparts. The following are some of them.

  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Hot & Cold Water Application
  • Easy Installation
  • Lower Bottom-Line Costs
  • Advanced Insulating Properties
  • Sustainability
  • Greater Material Safety – Human Health

Flo-Tek Flowguard CPVC Fittings

Flo-Tek supplies a range of fittings that go along with all our CPVC pipes. And because the Flo-Tek Flowguard CPVC plumbing systems are applicable in both hot and cold applications, there are few traditional (non-cpvc) fittings that can connect them. To make life easy for our customers, we supply some of the mostly used fittings in the plumbing world.

Flo-Tek Flowguard CPVC Installation

It is as easy as 1 2 3! The Flo-Tek Flowguard plumbing solution so easy to install, saving contractors and plumbers time on site.

TOOLS NEEDED

  1. A Pipe Cutter
  2. A Chamfering Tool
  3. CPVC Solvent Cement

Flo-Tek Flowguard CPVC In Use

The Flo-tek Flowguard CPVC System is produced through our technical partners Lubrizol. With over 50 years of CPVC production and success worldwide, we join forces to bring this breakthrough product to Southern Africa. Through product innovation, technical expertise and the many value-added services it offers customers, Lubrizol continues to advance CPVC solutions for the building and construction market.

Applications

  • Apartments / Town Houses
  • Universities
  • Hotels & Lodges
  • Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Residential homes

Frequently Asked Questions

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC), is a thermoplastic produced by chlorination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin used for hot and cold water Piping systems. CPVC is the first choice of material for potable water supply across the world and is in use for more than 50 years.

As easy as 1, 2 & 3 …. CUT, GLUE & JOIN

For over 50 years with more than 300.000.000 meters of CPVC pipe installed worldwide. But in South Africa is a new piping system for Plumbing Hot & cold water applications.

Yes, The Flotek Flowguard CPVC Piping System is manufactured as per SANS ISO 15877 for an expected 50 years lifespan when used for Hot water temperature of 70*C @ 6 Bars of constant pressure, and short time exposure to 95*C @ 6 Bars in case of a geyser or boiler failure.

Pipes and fittings are available in:

½” (16mm OD) ¾” (20mm OD) 1” (25mm OD)
1 ¼” (32mm OD) 1 ½” (40mm OD) 2” (50mm OD)

Flotek Flowguard CPVC piping is also available on request 63 to 110mm OD for big projects.

No, only use the Flotek Yellow One Step Solvent cement specially designed to join CPVC pipes and fittings. The use of a non-approved solvent cement will make the system failed in the joints and the guarantee will be void and null.

No, because the Flotek CPVC yellow solvent cement is a ONE STEP solvent cement.

Yes, The main degradation process is dehydrochlorination, not oxidation.  This dehydrochlorination, whilst slightly accelerated by U.V., does not break down the polymer chains to any significant extent after outdoor exposure, being mainly limited to a surface discolouration effect.

However, for extra protection for CPVC pipes which are directly installed under harsh sunlight conditions, Flotek recommends protecting all pipes and fittings installed outdoors to prevent any kind of mechanical damage to the system.

It is recommended to follow SANS 10254 guidance for Geysers installations.

Using a special coupling transition as CPVC and Copper have different OD, for example, Copper is 15mm OD and Flotek CPVC is 16mm OD.

Better due to a lower thermal expansion coefficient, when compared to PP-R and PE-X piping systems.

  • Fast and Easy installation on site, no need for expensive tools or electricity to run a fusion welding machine, just a wheel pipe cutter and the correct yellow Flotek CPVC solvent cement.
  • Cost effective, CPVC has proven to be a cost-effective piping system when compared to Copper.
  • No theft on site, CPVC as a plastic piping system reduced the theft of piping systems on site
  • High Chlorine resistance in hot water, when compared to metallic piping like Copper or G.I., as well compared to PP-R and PEX piping systems, CPVC is unaffected by the chlorine present in potable water supply.

For more information please email us to info@flotekafrica.com

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