VBio Enhanced Polyethylene Encasement
V-Bio Enhanced Polyethylene Encasement

Product Description

V-Bio, the latest advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe, is an enhanced polyethylene encasement that targets anaerobic bacteria on the surface of the pipe and inhibits the formation of corrosion cells under the wrap.

Already known for its corrosion control properties, polyethylene encasement has been used to successfully protect cast and ductile iron pipe in aggressive environments since its first use in a water system in 1958. And now, with V-Bio, this wrap offers even greater protection of the industry’s most dependable, economic and long lasting pipe material.

Key facts about the V-Bio enhanced polyethylene encasement:

  • Builds on a proven method of corrosion control — polyethylene encasement – that has been protecting iron pipe from aggressive soils since it was first installed in 1958.
  • Represents a significant evolutionary advancement in corrosion protection for ductile iron pipe.
  • Consists of three layers of co-extruded linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) film fused into one.
  • Features an inside surface that is infused with a proprietary blend of an anti-microbial compound to mitigate microbiologically influenced corrosion (“MIC”) and a volatile corrosion inhibitor (“VCI”) to control galvanic corrosion.
  • Protects against corrosion without consuming or degrading the compound or the corrosion inhibitor. The film’s enhanced properties will last over time.
  • Meets all requirements of the American National Standards Institute and the American Water Works Association (ANSI/AWWA C105/A21.5) standard for polyethylene encasement.
  • The most advanced method of corrosion control.

For details about V-Bio enhanced polyethylene encasement, ductile iron pipe or the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association visit: www.dipra.org/v-bio/

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