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Our specialist fuel pipework system, Durapipe PLX, has been specified to supply fuel solutions as part of an upgrade to the fuel supply system at No1 City Square in Leeds.

Due to health and safety issues surrounding the delivery of oil to the fuel storage tanks within the 11-storey office block, a refurbishment of the system was required. Previously, barrels of oil were carried into the basement before being manually pumped through the pipework system in order to feed the emergency generator. As part of the refurbishment, an automatic pipework system was selected to increase health and safety for the site and ease the manual labour needed with the existing system.
Contractor AD Environmental was tasked with supplying and fitting the office block with an automatic pipework system that would efficiently and effectively transport fuel to the emergency generators, to keep the offices active should a power failure occur.
AD Environmental opted to use high performing pipework system Durapipe PLX following a demonstration from Durapipe UK. With the system’s proven capability for fuel transfer and its anti corrosion properties, PLX was the first choice product ahead of metal competitors such as steel. The PLX pipe-in-pipe system was specified in 25mm#40mm to safely transport fuel from the upper ground car park entrance to the storage tanks in the basement and onto the generators via a 35 metre pipework run.
The Durapipe PLX system is a specialist pipework solution that is designed to cater for a variety of fuel blends, and is manufactured in a robust polyethylene material that provides excellent resistance to long term stress cracking. Additionally, its impressive durability makes it ideal for use in emergency power applications, where it is imperative to install a system that does not have to be regularly maintained or replaced.
Neil Savage, managing director of AD Environmental, comments: “In order to increase health and safety as well as efficiencies, No1 City Square needed a reliable pipework solution that could deliver long term durability while being cost effective. After seeing a demonstration from the Durapipe technical team, it was clear that PLX would be easy to install and would fall within budget so was the ideal choice.”
The Durapipe PLX portfolio offers complete flexibility as it is available in both Close-Fit and Pipe-In-Pipe secondary contained pipework systems in sizes 32mm – 315mm.  With an easy to use electrofusion system, Durapipe PLX also has a wide range of fittings and transition fittings to suit these systems.