PETRO-PIPE PIH-716 Housing for PIF-616 hydrocarbon filter cartridge


Housing for hydrocarbon filter, ideal for concrete retention pits

The PETRO-PIPE PIH-716 is a housing to be cast to accommodate the PETRO-PIPE PIF-616 filter cartridge for the filtration of rainwater contaminated with mineral oils.




SANERGRID‘s PETRO-PIPE PIH-716 is a case designed to protect the PIF-616 filter cartridge specially invented by SPI® in the 1990s for easy adaptation to all types of retention tanks and pits. It ensures continuous filtration of drainage water, while trapping noxious mineral oils: it thus prevents soil pollution in compliance with EN 858-1 and the French Water Act, with a discharge rate of less than 5ppm. It also complies with paragraph 471 of NF C13-200 (“All precautions must be taken to ensure that the recovery tank does not fill with water or that water is evacuated“). Our filters are regularly tested in independent laboratories, when new, in half-life conditions and after their recommended service life (see Additional Information tab).


PETRO PIPE® PIH-716 description:

  • Made of rigid PVC with UV protection for added strength and durability.
  • Length: 45 cm / Diameter: 20 cm / Weight: 1 kg


This case can only accommodate the PETRO-PIPE® PIF-616 filter for rainwater contaminated with mineral oil, so as not to damage the outer part of the cartridge. The PIF-616 filter must be purchased separately. It is designed for medium flow rates (16 L/min), for daily use, ideal for concrete retention pits. We strongly recommend changing the cartridge every 3 to 5 years.


The case and filter cartridge set can be purchased under PIFH-616.


For over 30 years, SPI filters have been recognized for their high reliability, extreme robustness and longevity, even under the most difficult conditions: resistance to hot transformer oils (>100°C), water emulsified with dielectric oil, high resistance to ultra-violet rays and thermal amplitudes, etc. SPI has ISO 9001 quality certification for its production process, and integrates an eco-design approach aimed at reducing the quantity of materials and CO2 during the manufacturing process.

Accessories and options

The PETRO-PIPE® range is the only one on the market to offer all references according to the use and type of pollutant: hydrocarbons, synthetic and natural esters or oils, etc. The choice of cartridge format also depends on the flow rate. The choice of cartridge format also depends on the flow rate.

  • PETRO PIPE PI616-M2 for dielectric oils and hydrocarbons such as petrol, diesel, jet fuel, etc.
  • PETRO PIPE PI616-FR3 for natural esters
  • PETRO PIPE PI620-M2-SYNBLOC for synthetic esters
  • PIFH-616 for mineral oils with in-concrete filters
  • 2-inch valves and 2-inch elbows
  • External pre-filtration cages: PFB 810, 1012 or 1224 ranges

Technical data

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 45 × 20 cm

Rigid PVC

Conditions of use

indoor, outside

Use and maintenance

Installation of the PETRO PIPE PIH-716:

The case is cast in concrete before sliding the PIF-616 cartridge into it and securing it with stainless steel screws.



  • SPI filters are sensitive to sludge and impurities carried by the water, which can considerably reduce flow or even block the filter. Good pre-filtration is therefore essential to protect the filter inlet, and must be checked regularly.
  • The internal foams of PETRO PIPEs and those of the pre-filtration cage should be washed with clean water as often as required by the place of use, the frequency of rinsing depending on the quantity of impurities brought to each drainage point, and therefore on each industrial site.
  • To keep track of your filters and replacement schedules, SPI products feature a batch serial number corresponding to the batch of active ingredient tested and validated by the manufacturer. So you too can trace your filters and recommended replacement dates by simple visual inspection.
  • At end-of-life, the filter and pre-filter should be disposed of as conventional hydrocarbon waste under code [150202*].


For your specific needs in terms of traceability and automatic reminders of your maintenance dates, SANERGRID® can set up unit tracking for you, in return for a maintenance contract with one of our national partners.

Additional information

As part of the SPI® filter technology, the PETRO-PIPE® range is the European benchmark for hydrocarbon-contaminated rainwater filter cartridges for small-volume retention. It is the only filter on the market to have been validated for over 30 years by leading French and European industrial companies (EDF, ENEDIS, SNCF, SCHNEIDER, RTE, ABB HITACHI, SIEMENS, IBERDROLA, NATURGY, REE, EDP, ENEL, IREN, TERNA, E-ON, RWE, VATTENFALL, ELIA, ESB, SCOTTISH POWER, NATIONAL GRID, NETWORK RAIL, UK PN, BRITISH PETROLEUM, TOTAL ENERGIE, BASF, BAYER, ELES, CERN, ITER, VOLVO, DEUTSCHE BAHN, ADIF, SNCB, REPSOL, etc… non-exhaustive list).

Rainwater drainage and hydrocarbon pollution: thanks to the SPI anti-hydrocarbons filter system, the tank is empty of water most of the time, ready to receive hydrocarbons. In compliance with water legislation, the water discharged from the tanks is not contaminated with more than 5 ppm of hydrocarbons, in accordance with standard EN 858-1 (“light liquid separation plants”).

SPI® PETRO PIPE filters are regularly tested in independent laboratories: SANERGRID Bureau Veritas certified COFRAC I.D. report: 003606/2776443/1/1/1 in 2015 (France), SPI Phoenix I.D. laboratory reports: AR67044 from 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2018, 2022 (USA), TÜV report Nr 2432974 in 2016 (Germany), NUA report -Z-11895-1/1-2016.


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