Pipe Resiliency In Harsh Environments
A combination of metallized arc-sprayed zinc coating — with a finishing layer topcoat and V-Bio enhanced polyethylene encasement with an anti-microbial compound and a volatile corrosion inhibitor — uniquely protects pipes in the most aggressive soils.
The claim is supported by a recent study conducted by the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association and consulting firm Corrpro. The study was conducted in the Everglades, with what is considered the most corrosive soil environment in North America, and included piping that was intentionally damaged prior to burial to simulate real-world conditions.
In this Water Talk interview, Maury Gaston of AMERICA Ductile Iron Pipe/AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe discusses the study, which he is presenting at virtual conference of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers this summer.