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Trap Guard Benefits

Providing Real Value for Everyone

Trap Guard® simplifies the solution to an important problem. It’s value is significant: improved public health, reduction in costs, easier installation and maintenance, fewer headaches, new options for drainage system design….

To find out how Trap Guard® can benefit you, regardless of whether you are in the plumbing industry or you are a customer, please click on the appropriate button. You can also see how Trap Guard® provides benefits in every phase of it use, from the design process through performance and maintenance.

 

Approvals

Trap Guard® Approvals

ProSet Trap Guard® is approved at national, state and local levels as a replacement for the trap primer. It has undergone rigorous testing by a variety of independent and reputable testing authorities (see below) in order to obtain those approvals.

Can You Legally Specify and Install the Trap Guard Within a Jurisdiction Where it Has Not Specifically Been Approved?

The answer is YES.

The Federal Trade Commission makes it mandatory that every code must have a section for alternate materials and methods approval.

If a Professional Engineer can provide sufficient data to prove equivalency in providing protection of the public health, safety and welfare, the inspection department in that area cannot legally turn it down. There is more than sufficient data with listings and approvals to prove Trap Guard®’s equivalency for alternate approval. We have provided a list of this data below, with links to view and download the documentation.

If you feel that it would be of benefit to use Trap Guard® on one or more of your projects and you don’t believe that specific approval has been granted in your area, you still have the option of specifying and installing it based on the above FTC mandate and the documentation proving equivalency.

Linkages to Testing and Approvals Documentation

 

Approvals By Region

Previously, we maintained a list of State, Province and Local regions where the Trap Guard was specifically approved. We are no longer providing this specific information since the list is growing so rapidly, and Trap Guard is being used on such a widespread basis, that it was virtually impossible to keep the list up-to-date.

If in doubt, we suggest that you check with the appropriate regional authorities.

Trap Guard Applications

Trap Guard® Value Comes in Many Forms

Trap Guard® can be used: to accomplish many different objectives; in many different drainage systems designs and in many different applications and roles.

We have identified some of the ways in which Trap Guard® can be used, below. Please click on those applications which are of most interest. If you have used, or plan on using, Trap Guard® for additional types of applications, please call us at 800-262-5355 or please contact us by clicking here.

Technical Data – Organics & Solvents
Acetone X
Alcohol, methyl G
Alcohol, ethyl G
Alcohol, butyl F
Aniline X
Benzene X
Carbon disulfide X
Carbon tetrachloride X
Chlorobenzene X
Chloroform X
Ethyl acetate X
Ethyl chloride X
Ethelene dichloride X
Ethyl ether X
Formaldehyde, 37% G
Gasoline F
Heptane X
Methlyne Chloride X
Methl ethyl ketone X
Nitrobenzene X
Phenol X
Toluene X
Trichloroethylene X

Legend:
E = Excellent, no discernable attack, G=Good, no significant attack,
F=mild attack, limited use, P=Poor, X= Unacceptable.

Technical Data – Miscellaneous Salts
Potassium dichromate E
Potassium permanganate G
Sodium cyanide E
Sodium ferrocyanide E
Sodium hypochlorite E

Legend:
E = Excellent, no discernable attack, G=Good, no significant attack,
F=mild attack, limited use, P=Poor, X= Unacceptable.

Technical Data – Gases
Carbon dioxide E
Carbon monoxide E
Chlorine, dry G
Chlorine, wet F
Hydrogen sulfide E
Sulfur dioxide, dry E
Sulfur dioxide, wet X

Legend:
E = Excellent, no discernable attack, G=Good, no significant attack,
F=mild attack, limited use, P=Poor, X= Unacceptable.

Technical Data – Alkalis
Amonium hydroxide E
Calcium hydroxide E
Potassium hydroxide E
Sodium hydroxide E

Legend:
E = Excellent, no discernable attack, G=Good, no significant attack,
F=mild attack, limited use, P=Poor, X= Unacceptable



Technical Data – Acids

Test Temperature 75°F (24°C)

Acetic, 10-50% F
Benzoic E
Boric E
Butyric F
Chloroacetic E
Chromic F
Citric E
Fluoboric E
Hydrobromic, 25% E
Hydrochloric, 10% E
Hypochlorus E
Lactic E
Maleic E
Nitric, 5% G
Oleic E
Oleum X
Oxalic E
Perchloric G
Phosphoric, 25% E
Phthalic E
Sulfuric, 10% E
Tannic E
Tartaric E

Legend:
E = Excellent, no discernable attack, G=Good, no significant attack,
F=mild attack, limited use, P=Poor, X= Unacceptable.

Technical Data

Intertek Testing Services NA Ltd.
Test Performed on the Trap Guard Elastomeric Material
Based on Section 4.10 of CAN/CSA B602-05

General Requirements:

4.1.2 Tensile Strength and Elongation
4.1.3 Hardness
4.5 Oil Immersion
4.1.6 Fluid Immersion
4.1.8 Water Absorption
4.1.9 Heat Aging
4.1.10 Low Temperature Flexibility
4.1.11 Tear Strength

Tests done on July 29, 2002 at Intertek Testing at
211 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Report No. 478-3031903-1/03

Cerny and Ivey Engineers, Inc. Testing Laboratory

Engineering Report 22007 Testing of Trap Guard.

Tests done on January 11, 2002.