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[CCMC 14006-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated products, when used as an alternative solution for potable water and reclaimed water piping and piping for heating and cooling systems in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following codes:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
03-01-05-19-00-0- Combustible Piping MaterialsAcceptable
03-01-09-01-00-0- Fire StopsAcceptable
03-01-09-05-00-0- Combustible Piping PenetrationsAcceptable
03-01-12-01-00-0- Determination of RatingsAcceptable
03-06-04-03-00-0- Plenum RequirementsAcceptable
06-05-01-01-00-0- Insulation and CoveringsAcceptable
06-07-01-01-00-0- Piping Materials and InstallationAcceptable

National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
02-02-05-00-00-0- Polypropylene Pipe and FittingsAcceptable
2.6 Potable Water SystemsAcceptable

The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product names

  • Aquatherm Blue Pipe®MF RP (RCT)
  • Aquatherm Green Pipe®
  • Aquatherm Green Pipe® MF

Product description

The products are pipes made of random molecular length copolymer polypropylene PP-R or PP-RCT with a nominal diameter of between 20 mm and 630 mm (NPS-1/2 and NPS-24), as follows:

Table 1. Illustrations and applications of the products
Product name Product image Product applications
Aquatherm Green Pipe®
Aquatherm Green Pipe MF

Figure 1. Aquatherm Green Pipe®

potable cold- and hot-water systems, reverse osmosis and deionization (RO/DI) systems, and food-contact
Aquatherm Green Pipe® MFTable footnote (1)

Figure 2. Aquatherm Green Pipe® MF

Aquatherm Blue Pipe®MF RP (RCT)Table footnote (1)
Aquatherm Blue Pipe® MF RP

Figure 3. Aquatherm Blue Pipe®MF RP (RCT)

mechanical and industrial applications, including hydronic (radiant) and geothermal heating and cooling systems and condenser water


Aquatherm Advanced is a system that must be insulated with a minimum 25.4 mm (1 in.) layer of mineral wool or glass fibre insulation to comply with the requirements of CAN/ULC-S102.2, “Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Coverings, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies.”

The insulation is approximately 25.4 mm (1 in.) thick with an all-service jacket that has a self-sealing adhesive strip on the inside edge. The insulation is applied by wrapping it longitudinally around the pipe. The single longitudinal seam is then taped on the outside using the self- sealing lap and quick-release butt strips provided as specified by the insulation manufacturer. The pipe may be wrapped on site or be supplied pre-wrapped. The finished pipe/insulation system is referred to as Aquatherm Advanced.

Aquatherm Advanced with insulation

Figure 4. Aquatherm Blue Pipe®MF RP (RCT) with insulation for fire protection

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product namesManufacturing plant
Attendorn, Germany
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®MF RP (RCT)Product evaluated by the CCMC
Aquatherm Green Pipe®Product evaluated by the CCMC
Aquatherm Green Pipe® MFProduct evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The products must be installed in accordance with the current edition of the “Aquatherm Installer Manual.”
  • The supports and anchors for pipes in a heating or air conditioning system must be designed and installed to ensure that undue stress is not placed on the supporting structure.
  • The products must have minimum temperature/pressure ratings that conform to CAN/CSA-B137.11.
  • All accessories must be approved by the manufacturer for use with the Aquatherm Advanced pipe and fittings system.
  • The products’ labels and/or packaging must be clearly marked with the phrase “CCMC 14006-R.”

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-221116-15ACCMC Technical Guide for Domestic Water Piping

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for the products is summarized below.

Material requirements
Table 2. Results of testing the material requirements of the products
Property Requirement Result
Pipe and fittings (for use in potable water and hydronic heating and cooling systems) Meet requirements of CAN/CSA-B137.11 Pass
Glass fibre pipe insulation Meet requirements of ASTM C 547 
Insulation products must be tested and approved by 
a certification agency recognized by the CCMC. 
Consult with Aquatherm for a list of acceptable 
pipe insulations.
Performance requirements

In accordance with Article, Combustible Piping Materials, of Division B of the NBC 2015, combustible piping and tubing are permitted in a building required to be of noncombustible construction provided that, except when concealed in a wall or concrete floor slab, the products have a flame-spread rating of not more than 25 and, if used in a building described in Subsection 3.2.6., Additional Requirements for High Buildings, of Division B of the NBC 2015, they have a smoke-developed classification of not more than 50.

Table 3. Results of testing the material requirements of the products
Property Requirement Result
Pipe and fittings (for use in potable water 
and hydronic heating and cooling systems)
≤ 25 Pass
Glass fibre pipe insulation ≤ 50 Pass
Fire-stop system ratingTable footnote (1) Certified to CAN/ULC-S115 F-rating

Administrative information

Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments

This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).

It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.

This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.


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