FBC System Compatible Updates - 2019

FBC™ System Compatible Program Updates
August 27, 2019

Lubrizol Advanced Materials’ CPVC Piping Systems business has updated its FBC™ System Compatible Program with the several changes to the Approved Products, Incompatible Products List, and the Other Chemical Compatibility Topics Lists.

The following products have been added to the list of Approved Products:

Firestop Sealants
Products: HydroFlame™ 50 Firestop Sealant
                  HydroFlame™ 100 Firestop Sealant
                  HydroFlame™ 200 Firestop Sealant
Manufacturer: Holdrite

Firestop Collar
Product: HydroFlame™ Pipe Collar
Manufacturer: Holdrite

Firestop Wrap
Product: HydroFlame™ WrapStrip
Manufacturer: Holdrite

A/D Fire Protection Systems, Orison Marketing, and Seton have chosen to no longer participate in the FBC System Compatible Program. As a result, A/D Fire Protection Systems’ firestop products, Orison Marketing’s freeze protection product, and Seton’s labels and have been removed.

The following products have been added to the list of Incompatible Products:

Duct Sealant (new category)
Product: CCWI Duct Sealant3
Manufacturer: Carlisle HCAC Products

Cleaners, Disinfectants, Mold Inhibitors, Etc.*
Product: Red Devil Painter’s Caulk3
Manufacturer: Red Devil

Product: Clean ‘n Etch3
Manufacturer: Great Lakes Laboratories

*The Mold Cleaners and Mold Inhibitors categories have been combined to create a new category called Cleaners, Disinfectants, Mold Inhibitors, Etc.

3 - These products have been determined to be incompatible based on compositional information found in the manufacturer’s labeling or published literature. One or more ingredients reported by the manufacturer is the same as or chemically similar to ingredients identified as having caused or contributed to piping system failure with similar products (the products designated with a 1).

The following changes have been made to the Other Chemical Compatibility Topics list:

Two new topics have been added.

Stretch (Shrink) Wrap
Polyethylene stretch wrap is not incompatible with CPVC.

PVC stretch wrap is plasticized and often incompatible with CPVC. Contact with PVC stretch wrap should be avoided. Also see section titled, “Rubber and Flexible Materials Containing Plasticizers”.

Plastic Piping
PEX, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, un-plasticized rigid PVC plastic pipes are not incompatible with CPVC.

The Hangers and Straps category has been updated to include the word “polyamide”:
Plastic hangers, straps and grommets made of 100% polypropylene, polyethylene, polyamide or nylon may be used.

The Insulation category has been revised to include “graphite intumescent additives”:
Paper Faced Batt, Unfaced Batt and Fill insulation made of Fiberglass, Glass Mineral Wool, Mineral Fiber, Stone Wool, Silica Aerogel, and Cellulose, including those with graphite intumescent additives may come into contact with CPVC.

Products qualify for the program by undergoing testing that demonstrates the product is compatible with FlowGuard Gold Pipe & Fittings, BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems, and Corzan Industrial Systems and Products made with TempRite® Technology.

Manufacturers of the program's products are committed to maintaining necessary product quality and agree not to change the chemical composition of the product without advance written notice. If there is a change in the chemical composition, manufacturers must re-submit their products in order to be included in the FBC System Compatible Program. Manufacturers must also submit their products to periodic testing to ensure the products remain chemically compatible. Because CPVC products are made with base resins having different molecular weights and varying chlorine contents and compound additives, the FBC System Compatible Program can verify chemical compatibility of products made with Lubrizol's FlowGuard, BlazeMaster, and Corzan and Products made with TempRite® Technology with the ancillary products tested and added to the Lubrizol FBC™ System Compatible Program.

Products in the program display the FBC System Compatible mark on their labels. This mark quickly notifies installers that the product is chemically compatible with FlowGuard, BlazeMaster, and Corzan and Products made with TempRite® Technology. The FBC System Compatible Program is in active use in the United States, Canada, Mexico, 25 European countries, the United Arab Emirates, India and China.

FBC™, FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster®, Corzan® and Temprite® Technology are registered trademarks of The Lubrizol Corporation.