Papers # 2010 Vancouver
Historically industries have relied largely on steel and higher alloys for the piping that transports water and chemicals through their treatment facilities. Despite the perceived strength of steel, it has proven vulnerable to pitting, corrosion & leaks while failing to meet higher performance standards. Today more advanced piping technologies are available to address these issues and are quickly gaining inroads into progressive chemical industrial plants across all segments in India.
When non-metals such as CPVC, replace metals in process applications for corrosion reasons, the mechanical strength of the system becomes a key design consideration.
Safe and reliable operation means that non-metals must provide sufficient mechanical strength to meet design criteria such as maximum operating pressure, strength at elevated temperatures and structural integrity.
CPVC inherently has both the corrosion resistance and mechanical strength required for many process applications at a total cost lower than most metals, e.g. carbon or galvanized steel.
Furthermore, CPVC systems are rated to maintain their pressure-bearing capabilities for more than 50 years.