|WTB Guard Antimicrobial Coating from Welded Tube Berkeley Qualifies for FBC™ System Compatible Program|
CLEVELAND, July 14, 2011 – The Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE:LZ) announces that WTB Guard antimicrobial coating from Welded Tube Berkeley has proven to be chemically compatible with FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® CPVC piping systems and, therefore, qualifies for inclusion in the FBC™ System Compatible Program.
WTB Guard is a factory-applied antimicrobial coating for steel fire sprinkler piping. Having passed rigorous testing requirements, it provides added peace of mind regarding its chemical compatibility with Lubrizol’s brands of CPVC. For additional product information, visit www.weldedtube.com.
“Demand continues to grow for coatings that help protect steel pipe from the devastating effects of corrosion and, more specifically, microbiologically influenced corrosion or MIC; yet, the market is looking for assurances that the addition of this type of coating will not interfere with the performance of Lubrizol’s CPVC piping systems, which are being specified more frequently for commercial projects”, said Matthew Kuwatch, Lubrizol global business director of the fire protection solutions group. “That’s why we are pleased to add WTB Guard to our growing list of proven-compatible antimicrobial coatings.”
The FBC System Compatible Program is designed to test and monitor ancillary products on an ongoing basis to ensure chemical compatibility with FlowGuard Gold, BlazeMaster and Corzan CPVC piping systems. All designated products qualify for the program by undergoing rigorous testing, which assures the product will not fail as a result of chemical incompatibility. Manufacturers of the products commit to maintain necessary quality and not to change the chemical composition of the product. 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 only with the products with which they have been tested.
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 Gold, BlazeMaster and Corzan CPVC products. Only manufacturers that have passed these specific chemical compatibility tests are able to place the FBC System Compatible mark on their product labels. Product manufacturers agree to not change the formulation of the products accepted into the System Compatible Program without advance written notice and to submit the products to periodic testing to ensure the product remains chemically compatible.
The FBC System Compatible Program is the only known program of its kind in the industry designed to increase user confidence and help eliminate the guesswork about which products are chemically compatible. The program is in active use in the United States, Canada, Mexico, 25 European countries, the United Arab Emirates, India and China.
To learn about all the chemically compatible products in the program, call (888) 234-2436, ext. 4477393 or visit www.fbcsystemcompatible.com.
FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® are registered trademarks of The Lubrizol Corporation. FBC™ is a trademark of The Lubrizol Corporation.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2010 were $5.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.lubrizol.com/.