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By: Sinikka Freidhof on Dec 14, 2021 8:59:20 AM
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6 Key Industrial Uses of Corzan CPVC [Infographic]

As the pioneer in chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) technology, Corzan® Industrial Systems has proven its value and reliability for use in many types of industrial plants. To learn more about CPVC and its compatibility and uses across six demanding industrial applications, view our latest infographic.


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Corzan® chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is an important engineering thermoplastic due to its:

  • High heat distortion temperature. Certified for use up to 200°F (93.3°C).
  • Relatively low material cost. Has successfully replaced and outlasted metals and other costly materials.
  • Inherent chemical resistance. Corrosion-free piping to maintain pressure ratings, flow rates and fluid purity, and to prevent costly repairs.
  • Simple and superior installation. Solvent welding fuses the piping and fitting at the molecular level, maintaining system performance.
  • Fire-related safety advantages. Heat transfer coefficient is approximately 1/300th that of steel, and the material does not sustain burning and requires no flame to install.
  • Certified pressure rating. Pressure rated in accordance with ASTM D2837, having a Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB) of 4000 psi at 72°F (23°C) and 1000 psi at 180°F (82.2°C).

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CPVC Is Often Used In the Following Six Industries

Chemical Processing

Reliably transport aggressive chemicals at high temperatures, under pressure, without corrosion concerns.

Compatible with:

  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Sodium chloride
  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
  • Sulfuric acid

Common uses:

  • Production facilities
  • Blending operations
  • Reagent processes
  • Air scrubbing
  • Wastewater treatment and demineralization operations


Chlor Alkali

Transport harsh chemicals through some of the most corrosive environments imaginable with optimal service life.

Compatible with:

  • Cell liquor (brine, sodium hydroxide)
  • Concentrated sodium chloride (brine)
  • Demineralized / deionized (DI) water
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Sodium hypochlorite 
  • Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Wet chlorine gas

Common uses:

  • Pipes
  • Tanks
  • Headers
  • Manifolds
  • Chlorine drying towers


Mineral Processing

Resist abrasion and withstand other demands of precious and raw material processing operations.

Compatible with:

  • Copper sulfate
  • Metabisulphite
  • Sodium cyanide
  • Sodium sulfate
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Zinc sulfate

Common uses:

  • Electrolysis operations
  • Electrowinning
  • Electrorefining
  • Acid service lines
  • Tailings lines
  • Gas vent scrubbers
  • Froth flotation operations
  • Wastewater treatment plants


Power Generation

Stand up long-term to the high pressures and corrosive chemicals commonly used by power plants.

Compatible with:

  • Alum
  • Caustic soda
  • Ferric chloride
  • Ferrous chloride
  • Hydrogensulfide
  • Hypochlorite
  • Sodium sulfite
  • Sulfuric acid

Common uses:

  • Underground cooling water loops
  • Cooling tower risers and headers
  • Demineralizer systems for creating boiler feed water
  • Condensate return water applications
  • Flue gas desulfurization systems
  • Environmental systems (for coal-fired steam plants)



Meet the high purity standards for cleanrooms and eliminate corrosion concerns caused by aggressive chemicals.

Compatible with:

  • Ammonium hydroxide
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Nitric acid
  • Sodium hydroxide
  • Sulfuric acid

Common uses:

  • Processing operations
  • Fluid handling
  • Exhaust ventilation
  • Wastewater applications
  • Lithographic plate etching


Wastewater Treatment

Put an end to corrosion, even when transporting the most aggressive disinfection chemicals.

Compatible with:

  • Acids: sulfuric, nitric, hydrochloric and phosphoric
  • Aggressive saltwater
  • Alum
  • Alkaline lime slurry
  • Disinfectants and dechlorination chemicals
  • Ferrous chloride and ferric chloride
  • Hydrogen sulfide
  • Microorganisms in high concentrations
  • Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
  • Sodium hypochlorite

Common uses:

  • Primary and secondary wastewater treatment
  • Advanced water treatment
  • Biological denitrification
  • Double-containment systems
  • Wastewater odor control
  • Wet air scrubbers
  • Metal chelating agents in a liquid redox process
  • Desalination systems for the reverse osmosis processing


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