Ensure Drinking Water Quality in Contaminated Land
PE barrier pipes have revolutionised the way we transport potable water through contaminated ground and it was GPS PE Pipe Systems that lead the revolution!
For over 15 years, water companies, contractors and self-lay organisations have been using our trusted Protecta-Line system to transport drinking water through contaminated land with complete confidence that it will maintain the quality and safety of the water supply.
- Drinking water distribution in contaminated land (brownfield sites)
- Drinking water distribution in sites with potential future contamination issues (eg: new petrol station forecourts)
What We Offer
Protecta-Line is the market leading, fully-integrated PE barrier system for potable water installations in contaminated land. Protecta-Line is also the most comprehensive PE barrier pipe system available, incorporating pipes in sizes from 25mm to 355mm and a full range of dedicated, approved fittings including:
- Mechanical Compression Fittings (for joining Protecta-Line service pipes)
- Mechanical Fittings (for joining 63mm -180mm Protecta-Line pipes)
- Ferrule Off-Takes (for 25mm - 32mm Protecta-Line pipes)
- Electrofusion Fittings (for 90mm - 355mm Protecta-Line pipes)
- Fabricated Butt-Fusion Fittings (for 90mm - 630mm Protecta-Line pipes)
Proven Barrier Against All Recognised Contaminates
Protecta-Line provides a proven impermeable barrier against all recognised brownfield contaminants, including both organic and inorganic, even in their maximum reported concentrations. The UKWIR ‘Guidance for the Selection of Water Supply Pipes to be Used in Brownfield Sites’ confirms Protecta-Line’s effectiveness as a barrier against all recognised brownfield site contaminants.
Second-to-none Approval Status
The Protecta-Line system offers complete performance assurance thanks to its second-to-none approval status and Kitemark to WIS 4-32-19.
No Expensive Soil Sampling
According to UKWIR Guidance, Protecta-Line provides sufficient protection from all recognised brownfield site conditions where there is no expectation of toxic substances. This means that choosing Protecta- Line can help developers avoid the cost of expensive soil sampling. Conversely, wrapped metal pipes can corrode under certain soils conditions so soil sampling is required to establish how corrosive the site could be, if metallic pipes are selected.
Lower Installation Costs
Lightweight and flexible for ease of handling and efficient logistics; with fewer joints and fittings and no requirement for thrust blocks, Protecta-Line is easier and faster to install. The system provides cost and ease of installation advantages with a comprehensive and bespoke range of fittings. And, thanks to PE’s corrosion resistance, maintenance is minimised too, making it cost effective at the installation level and throughout its lifespan.