25 years of Protecta-line, protecting our drinking water supply

Aliaxis, the global solutions provider, is celebrating 25 years of its Protecta-Line range: the original barrier pipe and fittings system for the safe transportation of drinking water through contaminated land.

A complete pipework system approved to BS 8588 requirements and for use within contaminated land, Protecta-Line was first introduced to the market in 1997, when it was the first of its kind. Since then, Protecta-Line has remained the trusted system of choice for water utilities, housebuilders, contractors and installers ever since.

With brownfield land increasingly being redeveloped to make way for new housing and associated infrastructure, specific building products and solutions are required given the potential for high levels of contaminants in the ground. When it comes to ensuring that the water supply network is unaffected and remains safe to drink, Protecta-Line offers external barrier protection, preventing any contaminants in the soil from permeating through the pipe wall, and provides peace of mind for drinking water applications.

While the core Protecta-Line product has stood the test of time, with its multi-layer pipe structure and approved range of fittings, various developments have been made over the years: both to expand the size range available and improve the overall system offering. Originally manufactured from 25mm to 110mm in diameter, Aliaxis can now offer Protecta-Line in sizes up to 630mm, providing customers with more choice and added flexibility. New and improved fittings have also been introduced, including an updated version of the stainless-steel mechanical fitting range in 2012 and, more recently, a complete range of self-tapping ferrules with stainless steel straps in 2021.

Speaking about the 25th Anniversary, Rich Pedley, Segment Manager – Infrastructure Networks at Aliaxis UK said: “The Protecta-Line system has been installed for over 25 years and has truly stood the test of time – testament to its continuous innovation and superior performance. In those 25 years, we’ve supplied enough pipework to stretch from our Huntingdon manufacturing facility here in the UK to our Sydney office in Australia and back again.

“We’re proud that it continues to be the solution of choice for safely transporting drinking water through areas of contaminated land, used by contractors, developers and water utility companies throughout the country. Here at Aliaxis UK, we are always looking for ways in which we can further improve, develop and expand the system offering as a whole. We have exciting plans for innovation in the future, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled…”




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