Backflow Prevention is an essential safety measure in industrial and commercial plumbing.
Back-Flow is the unintended reversal of the flow of water or mixtures of water and other undesirable substances from any source (such as used water, industrial fluids, gases, or any substance other than the intended potable water) into the distribution pipes of the potable water system.
Typically, back flow happens as a result of ‘siphonage’. Siphonage occurs in scenarios where there is a build up of pressure at a given source, greater than the pressure in the pipes. Some of the common places that we see potential backflow risks are:
Back-flow into the potable water supply can cause serious health issues and in some cases death. There can be many causes of Back-Flow and many forms of protection. Almost all properties these days require some form of back flow prevention. These can range from domestic properties to businesses and factories. The level of Back-Flow protection required on any property is dependent on what level of risk the property or particular fixture or fixtures within the property pose to the potable water supply.
Chemical factories generally require a higher level of Back-Flow protection in certain areas
Offices can require a lower level of protection due to no manufacturing taking place on site.
SEPG can provide your business or factory with an audit to identify potential back flow hazards and install the correct form of protection required to meet compliance regulations. Back-Flow prevention systems also require ongoing testing and maintenance to ensure they meet regulations. SEPG can help with this as well.