REDwire A look at double containment systems for industrial environments

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IPEX Inc. double containment systems can be equipped with its patented Centra-Guard leak detection, providing an advanced, fully-automated, reliable, cost-effective solution that offers protection against environmental damage and the high cost of cleanup, not to mention lost production.

Manufacturing processes require products that can withstand the conditions of an industrial environment. IPEX Inc. designs and manufactures integrated thermoplastic piping systems — pipes, valves, fittings and auxiliary components — engineered from the ground up to handle industrial applications.

Its double containment systems include Guardian systems, which have been the industry benchmark in pressure and drainage double containment systems for use with a wide range of acids, alcohols, salts and halogens for more than 15 years. Guardian systems are available in tough industrial-grade Xirtec 140 PVC, and even tougher Corzan high-temperature CPVC. In addition, the system’s patented Centra-Lock design requires 40 per cent fewer joints, minimizing the potential for failures and leaks, while dramatically reducing installation, maintenance and repair costs.

IPEX Inc.’s Encase systems use polypropylene piping, inside and out, for high corrosion resistance over a broad temperature range. At the heart of its patented Encase polypro system is its Enfield electrofusion fitting with a heavy-gauge resistance wire moulded into the socket. This microprocessor-controlled fusion system lets you make highly consistent joints in minutes, right in the trench. The Encase system’s modular components are prefabricated in the factory. The only joining required is the fusion of couplings to pipe and fittings. 

CustomGuard custom-designed and fabricated double containment systems are available with black polypro, red PVDF, carbon and stainless steel, copper, fibre reinforced polymers and even hybrid designs using dissimilar materials. For applications whose mechanical, chemical or thermal requirements cannot be met by one of IPEX Inc.’s off-the-shelf solutions, its double containment specialists will build a unique system to meet your performance specifications — considering chemical compatibility, cost of materials and installation, life expectancy and turnaround time. 

Clear-Guard's fail-safe, pressure-rated clear containment system allows for easy detection of leaks and eliminates the risks associated with piping aggressive chemicals overhead. Clear-Guard utilizes Guardian's patented Centra-Lok fitting design, which reduces the required joints by up to 60 per cent.

IPEX Inc. double containment systems can be equipped with its patented Centra-Guard leak detection, providing an advanced, fully-automated, reliable, cost-effective solution that offers protection against environmental damage and the high cost of cleanup, not to mention lost production. With the Centra-Guard point-of-collection leak detection system, sensors are attached to the containment pipe in zones to immediately detect the leakage of fluid into the interstitial space. 

Contact IPEX Inc. for more information on its double containment systems.

Guardian, Encase, CustomGuard, Clear-Guard and Centra-Guard are trademarks of IPEX Branding Inc.

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