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Lubrizol offering CEU courses at ASPE

Lubrizol Corp.'s CPVC business is introducing its new specification and educational tools at the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) 2012 Convention and Exposition in Charlotte, N.C. Included in the new offerings are four ASPE-accredited continuing education (CEU) courses, as well as Building Information Modeling (BIM) objects to help engineers specify Lubrizol's industry-leading FlowGuard Gold and Corzan CPVC piping systems.

"The ASPE show is a perfect forum for us to reaffirm our commitment to helping plumbing engineers specify products that improve cost efficiencies and sustainability," said Domenic DeCaria, Lubrizol market development manager.

CEU courses now available

Lubrizol CPVC is helping plumbing engineers meet their educational requirements by offering dynamic CEU courses accredited through ASPE. Worth one state PDH, or 0.1 CEU, the courses provide valuable insight into trends and technologies impacting the plumbing industry. Courses now available include:
  • Introduction to CPVC Piping Systems: This course provides an introductory overview of CPVC technology and covers topics such as the chemical properties of CPVC, environmental performance of CPVC pipe and fittings, general design parameters of CPVC systems and applicable codes and standards used to specify CPVC.

  • CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems: This course covers the codes, standards and listings necessary for CPVC fire sprinkler systems. It will also review the types of fire sprinkler systems in which CPVC pipe and fittings may be used, as well as the design parameters and installation principles unique to CPVC fire sprinkler systems.

  • Value Engineering with CPVC Water Distribution Systems: This course is intended to educate the engineering community on CPVC as an acceptable, value engineering alternative material. It will cover the material properties, code status, standards, and design considerations for a CPVC water distribution system.

  • The Science of Solvent Welding: This course explains how solvent welding works, the factors that can affect proper specification of solvent cements and the fundamental differences between a solvent weld and a glued joint.

Lubrizol is proud to partner with ASPE in its CEU Provider Program and is working on further course offerings for plumbing engineers.

BIM offerings for FlowGuard Gold and Corzan systems

Lubrizol is simplifying the design and specification process for users with the introduction of BIM objects for its FlowGuard Gold and Corzan pipe and fittings, which are available through these commonly used portals:
  • Autodesk Seek, a web-based search engine for BIM objects and specifications for use in Revit, AutoCAD, Maya and other CAD applications. Lubrizol CPVC's BIM objects can be directly accessed from within the Autodesk Revit program.

  • McGraw-Hill Sweets, a web-based platform for construction products that lists products, product information and BIM objects, including those for FlowGuard Gold and Corzan systems.
    FlowGuard Gold and Corzan systems are the only non-metallic pipe and fitting options available in Autodesk Revit that are approved for both hot and cold potable water by national model codes. By specifying Lubrizol CPVC's products in BIM models, users will ensure a more accurate model while providing a value engineered plumbing system and avoiding overpriced metallic piping options.

For more information on Lubrizol's design and specification tools, CEU offerings and other products and services for the building and construction market, visit  

Source: Lubrizol


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