Durapipe PLX brings warmth to Eastwood Park prison

A newly built healthcare block at a female prison in South Gloucestershire is being heated with help from Durapipe PLX pipework.

Specified by contractor, Engineering Services, PLX has been installed at Eastwood Park Prison to carry fuel oil to the boilers that power the central heating and hot water system in the new healthcare block, recently built on the prison grounds.

Having used PLX in many previous installations, Engineering Services knew the high quality pipework system could be relied upon for the safe transfer of fuel. The pipework was to be installed underground and so Engineering Services needed to be confident of a system that would ensure no pollution of fuel into the ground.

As a result, the PLX close-fit pipe system was specified in 63#75mm to transport fuel oil from the main fuel tank on the Prison site underground to the boilers within the new healthcare block.

Project manager at Engineering Services, Billy Stringer explains: “There are a number of benefits to using PLX but first and foremost, we have peace of mind that the pipework transfers fuel safely and efficiently, the leak tight joints and the secondary contained pipe offers the ultimate in environmental protection.”

PLX was selected for its high performance properties; a visible protective liner allows increased resistance to all types of fuel blends, ensuring there’s no permeation of fuel into the atmosphere. In addition, its robust Polyethylene material provides exceptional resistance to rapid crack propagation and long-term stress cracking.