Q: Do Atlanta CPVC products create flaming droplets when burned?

A: No, Atlanta CPVC Products only burn and create a charcoal barrier on the burnt area.

Q: What is the difference between CTS and IPS?

A: CTS stands for Copper Tubing Size while IPS stands for Iron Pipe Size. IPS is larger in diameter compared with CTS (1” CTS versus 1” IPS).

Q: How can you install Atlanta HDPE Pipes and Fittings?

A: There are 4 ways to install Atlanta HDPE Pipes and Fittings:

  1. Butt Fusion
  2. Electrofusion
  3. Through Compression Fittings
  4. Mechanical Jointing (Through Flanges)

If you are unfamiliar with these processes, it is recommended that you consult with a professional who can help install Atlanta HDPE Pipes and Fittings safely and according to industry standards.

Q: Is the color of Blazemaster® Pipes and Fittings approved by BFP?

A: Yes, it is approved by the Bureau of Fire Protection and is used by designers all around the world.

Q: What is the difference between Atlanta UPVC Solvent Cement and CPVC Cement?

A: Atlanta UPVC Solvent Cement is a specialized cement that can be used for PVC and UPVC Pipes and Fittings. Atlanta CPVC Cements are specialized for the use of CPVC. Atlanta CPVC Cements can be used in cementing PVC pipes and fittings (this depends on a case to case basis) but Atlanta UPVC Solvent Cement is incompatible in cementing CPVC Pipes and Fittings.

Q: What is the difference between CPVC and PVC?

A: Both are made of the same basic elements but have one distinguishing factor. CPVC is altered by a free radical chlorination reaction that effectively increases the chlorine content of the material.

CPVC is also a thermoplastic that is molded into many of the same products as PVC. This difference in makeup allows CPVC to withstand a wider range of temperatures. This is why many building codes require the use of CPVC as opposed to PVC for use in hot water applications. The ASTM standard allows PVC to be used in applications not exceeding 140 degrees F.