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Double Containment Pipe engineered for building safety compliant secondary containment plumbing systems. This pipe type is used when aggressive media needs to be contained and protected throughout the movement of the system. Double containment piping is specialized for systems that carry corrosive or labeled hazardous chemicals. Double containment pipe is vital to environmental and worker safety as well as meeting increasing laws and regulation requirements. This pipe type is designed to allow media to flow through a carrier pipe with a backup containment pipe surrounding the carrier pipe to prevent chemical leaks or spread into the environment.
Double containment pipes can be easily assembled in the field and added to existing plumbing. This pipe allows a system 30 days of chemical media transport if a containment breach occurs within the carrier pipe. Containment systems must have, at minimum, a manual leak detection kit for drainage systems and an automatic leak detection kit for pressure systems. Implementing a secondary containment pipe alongside a leak detection system can help achieve top control, monitoring and response times. Double containment pipe is suitable for above and below ground installation and is fairly easy to install. These systems can be installed using simultaneous or staggered butt fusion. Systems are offered in schedule 40 PVC, schedule 80 PVC, clear piping, CPVC, polypropylene, and PVDF.
The awareness and need for double containment pipe has increased due to changes in governing laws concerning ecological problems, personnel health and safety. Use double containment piping to meet or exceed EPA regulations as well as other federal or state standards for safe handling and manufacturing practices. Installing double containment piping can provide significant cost benefits over the lifespan of plumbing systems and in the event of a system failure or containment breach. Use of double containment pipe can put a media handling system in compliance as well as avoid the cost of regulatory fines, clean up fees or penalties that can come with a release or a system that is not to code.