Innovation, Experience, and Service Make GF Harvel a Worldwide Leader in Fire Sprinkler Pipe and Thermoplastic Extrusions.
Origin of CPVC Fire Sprinkler Pipe
More than 25 years ago, Harvel Plastics (now Georg Fischer Harvel LLC), was one of the first in its industry to develop specialty plastics for fire sprinkler applications. the company's broad experience with CPVC piping was instrumental to the successful introduction of CPVC to the sprinkler industry. In fact, many of the first tests UL performed on fire sprinkler systems employed pipe manufactured by Harvel.
History of Excellence
Harvel Plastics (now Georg Fischer Harvel LLC) built its original manufacturing plant in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1966; it has since expanded to a quarter of a million square feet. GF Harvel's plant, warehouse, and distribution center in Bakersfield, California—serving the U.S. West and Pacific Rim—and warehouse/distribution center in Coppell, Texas, affirm the company's stature as a worldwide leader. Wherever produced, GF Harvel pipe and extrusions embody the highest quality standards, reinforcing GF Harvel's position as producer of "The Quality Line." Visit our company website at www.harvel.com.
Essential to GF Harvel's technological advantage are superbly equipped laboratories at each of its manufacturing facilities. These innovative facilities stand at the forefront of product development; they also employ vigilant testing standards. This means constant checking and rechecking of the materials that go into GF Harvel products. It also means a range of product tests—tough trials that prove excellence beyond a doubt.
Highest Quality Standards
From its inception more than 45 years ago, GF Harvel's comprehensive quality program has been based on Total Quality Management (TQM) and Statistical Process Control (SPC). GF Harvel was the first in its industry to achieve ISO 9000 series quality certification and the first in the U.S. with Canadian standards approval.
In a world of constant technological change, outstanding PVC and CPVC pipe extrusions can only be produced by a company with unique skills. Technical mastery, persistent dedication, and testing without compromise—these are the elements that make GF Harvel an international leader in thermoplastic extrusions.
Over the years, GF Harvel has also introduced a number of well-received products:
- EnviroKing® UV-resistant clear piping for commercial photobioreactors and green energy applications
- HydroKing® and FlowGuard Gold® hot and cold water plumbing pipe featuring industry-leading test results for impact strength and durability
- GF Harvel LXT® ultra-pure water piping systems
- FlameTech™ low flame and smoke translucent containment piping
- GF Harvel Clear™ PVC pipe for semiconductor, sight-glass, and dual-containment applications
- PVC and CPVC Machining Shapes extruded in a wide variety of sizes and shapes
- PVC and CPVC duct for corrosive fume handling applications
- CPVC industrial pressure pipe through 24 inches (Schedules 40 and 80)
Commitment to Customer Service
Just as important is a practice founded with the company—an unconditional commitment to customer service. GF Harvel's technical engineering team relies on unparalleled staff experience and intensive field training, and its sales support staff responds promptly, professionally, and correctly to customer requests.
Innovation, combined with experience and concern for the customer, make GF Harvel the worldwide leader it is today.