Easton, Pa. (PRWEB) December 6, 2009
Harvel® Plastics, Inc. (http://www.harvel.com) has announced that its American Bureau of Shipbuilding (ABS) Design Assessment Approval for Harvel® Corzan® CPVC piping for shipboard use has been expanded to an ABS Type Approval. This approval pertains exclusively to Harvel Corzan CPVC piping in Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe, sizes ¼" through 24", produced at Harvel's production facilities in Bakersfield, Calif., and Easton, Pa.
ABS Type Approval certifies that not only has Harvel Corzan CPVC pipe received Product Design Assessment (PDA) approval, it also verifies that Harvel pipe is consistently manufactured and maintained in accordance with ABS rules and standards. This includes plant inspections and auditing of Harvel's quality control and quality assurance procedures to ensure product consistency.
"Plastic piping continues to gain acceptance for use on board ships due to its inherent corrosion resistance. Harvel is proud to offer this important industry a superior plastic piping product that has gained ABS Type Approval," says Bill Weaver, Harvel's director of technical services.
Harvel Corzan CPVC piping can be used in non-hazardous areas of ships, MODUs (mobile off-shore drilling units; i.e. drilling rigs), and facilities governed by ABS rules. Uses typically include potable water, fresh water, seawater, drains and vent applications, within tanks and pipe tunnels, and on surface decks. ABS rules governing applications of use must be followed by the designer/user. Refer to Intended Service and Service Restrictions called out on Harvel's ABS Approval certificate for additional information.
Harvel® Plastics, Inc. (http://www.harvel.com) is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality PVC and CPVC industrial piping and duct systems and other thermoplastic extrusions, including HydroKing® CTS CPVC plumbing piping, BlazeMaster CPVC fire sprinkler piping, Harvel LXT® ultrapure water piping, FlameTech™ low flame and smoke containment piping, Harvel Clear™ PVC piping, and Harvel EnviroKingUV®. With manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Pennsylvania, California, and Texas, Harvel supplies wholesalers across North America plus export markets.
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