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Join us at UNITIMay 16, 2016
We are busy making final preparations ahead of exhibiting at next month’s UNITI in Stuttgart, the leading European trade event for the retail petroleum industries. We will be showcasing our specialist fuel conveyance pipe system, PLX, and, in addition to our existing ranges, we will be launching an exciting new product innovation.
With more than 350 exhibitors from 30 countries, combined with a comprehensive seminar programme from leading industry experts, the three day event is not to be missed by professionals operating in the retail petroleum sectors.
The safe transfer of fuel is vital for a forecourt and we will be showcasing our purpose-designed fuel conveyance pipe and fittings system, PLX, which has been specifically developed to fulfil the application needs of the forecourt market. Visitors to the exhibition will also be the first to see our exciting new product innovation, specially developed in response to global market needs.
You can find us on stand 3D70 in Hall 3, where our PLX team will be on hand to discuss the benefits of our PLX system for fuel and forecourt applications, offer advice on fuel pipework solutions and provide examples of installations we have completed.
UNITI is taking place at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre from 14 – 16 June, for further information about the exhibition log onto
PLX Close-Fit goes largeJanuary 7, 2016
We are expanding our specialist fuel conveyance system, PLX, with the addition of larger diameter sizes to the close-fit range, offering customers further flexibility when specifying pipework for forecourt applications.
Launched in response to market demand for a large bore, dual contained close-fit pipe, the new sizes have been introduced to offer a more compact and streamlined pipe system for the fill and vent aspect of forecourt installations. Currently available in sizes up to 63#75, PLX Close-Fit has been expanded to include two new sizes; 90#110 and 110#125, helping to significantly reduce the time it takes to install the product.
While PLX already offers a dual contained pipe-in-pipe option in larger diameters, a need was identified to produce large bore close-fit pipe for fill and vent applications that have less space and require a smaller, more compact system. The lighter nature of PLX Close-Fit also makes it easier to handle on site, aiding installation when fitting the pipe in confined spaces. Read more…
Durapipe puts safety first at Alder HeyDecember 1, 2015
We are proud to have been involved in the major £237m project to construct Alder Hey in the Park, with two of our pipework systems installed to provide safe conveyance of fluids around the hospital.
Constructed in the grounds of Springfield Park, the new hospital has become the UK’s first integrated children’s health park. Designed in consultation with patients and their families, the 51,000m2 facility will comprise 270 beds and 16 state of the art operating theatres.
As with any healthcare facility, reliable products and systems are vital to the successful operation of Alder Hey in the Park, with pipework no exception and so our Vulcathene and PLX systems have both been installed extensively throughout the new hospital buildings. Read more…
PLX launches one-weld transitionsNovember 15, 2015
We are enhancing our specialist fuel conveyance pipe system, PLX, with the launch of a new collection of ‘one-weld’ transitions for the Close-Fit range, aiding the installation process for installers, contractors and end users.
Introduced to simplify the multiple steps currently required to weld transitions, the new products allow the installer to reduce the number of welds at the end of a pipe run, making significant savings on installation time and costs.
Previously only available in 32#40mm size, the transitions are now available in sizes 50#63mm and 63#75mm in a choice of mild steel or stainless steel. The transitions utilise innovative ‘one-weld’ technology to ensure that a continuous secondary contained system is installed, by welding the inner and outer pipes in a secondary contained system at the same time. Read more…
See Durapipe PLX at PEI ConventionSeptember 29, 2015
We are busy undertaking final preparations ahead of exhibiting at the PEI Convention, as part of the NACS show, the premier industry event for the world’s fuel and fluid handling equipment sector, in Las Vegas next month.
Taking place 11 – 14 October at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, the 400,00 sq ft expo gathers more than 300 international suppliers and will host 55 speaker sessions, attracting more than 25,000 industry stakeholders during the four day event. With a dedicated area for fuel equipment and services, it promises to be a must visit show for anyone involved in the sector. Read more…
Specialist pipework for Diesel Exhaust FluidMay 20, 2015
David Naylor, our PLX Brand Manager discusses the dangers that can come with the storage and transfer of Diesel Exhaust Fluid for bulk refuelling.
With AdBlue, a trade name for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), now required by all Euro 6 vehicles, transport operators need reliable storage and transfer solutions to cater for the large volumes required. However, the highly corrosive nature of the fluid is leading Durapipe UK to issue a warning not to take risks with the fuel conveyance systems that are installed. Read more…
PLX gets Ministerial seal of approvalMay 12, 2015
Petroleum Istanbul is the largest trade fair for petroleum upstream and downstream equipment, technology and services in the Eurasian region and we were showcasing our PLX range alongside our distribution partner in Turkey, Tekser.
A huge success, the exhibition provided the ideal platform for us to highlight the benefits of our PLX range for forecourt applications and it wasn’t just the attention of Mr Yildiz we caught. With a constant stream of heavy traffic to our stand over the four days, we introduced our fuel system to both new and existing customers and have received several orders for projects in this region from contacts we spoke with at the show.
Tekser supplies turn-key solutions for fuel, LPG and CNG stations across Turkey and supplies our PLX system to its forecourt customers for a range of applications. Further information on Tekser can be found at http://www.tekser-fc.com/en/.
PLX fuels ground-breaking service stationFebruary 6, 2015
The award-winning Gloucester Service Station has hit the headlines for its unique business model and our specialist fuel conveyance pipework system, PLX, has been integral to its success. The £40m project to construct two new service stations on the M5 between J11a and J12 is a partnership between Westmorland Ltd. and local charity Gloucester Gateway Trust. The first of its kind in the UK, the new Northbound M5 Services has been specifically designed with the community at its heart. Only using suppliers from the region and employing local residents, the partnership is also committed to investing its profits into local community projects – at least £10m over the next 20 years. Read more…
Durapipe PLX at successful Uniti Expo 2014July 2, 2014
Following our attendance at the inaugural Uniti Expo exhibition in Stuttgart, we are delighted to report that our exhibition stand received a record number of visitors during the 3-day event.
We were pleased to receive such a positive response from our customers and associates who visited our stand, to learn more about the latest in plastic pipework developments for forecourt applications. This included the showcasing of our exciting new PLX Blue range (see details below) as well as other innovative new product developments set to be launched in the near future.
Thank you to everyone who visited our stand in Stuttgart and also thank you to all of our of customers for your continued support, it is very much appreciated by everyone here at Durapipe.
Be sure to keep visiting www.plxpipe.com for the latest news and product developments.
Durapipe PLX at Uniti Expo 2014April 22, 2014
We will be attending the Uniti Expo exhibition in June in Stuttgart, Germany.
We will be exhibiting our full range of PLX pipe & fittings for Forecourt applications and our stand will be situated in Hall 6, stand number 6D70.
The show takes place between the 3rd – 5th June and we would be delighted to see you there.
To visit the Uniti web site click here
We would be delighted to welcome you onto our stand to meet the PLX team. Alain Rondeau, our International Business Development Manager, and David Naylor, our PLX Brand Manager, will be there to greet you and answer any questions you that you have.
We look forward to seeing you at the show!
PLX Blue is launched!January 23, 2014
We are delighted to announce the launch of PLX Blue, a plastic pipework system specifically designed to transport AdBlue fuel in forecourts and other transport refuelling applications.
As AdBlue is becoming more widely used within diesel fuelled vehicles, especially HGVs and tractors, PLX Blue enhances our existing offering, providing a solution to convey AdBlue around forecourts, from tank to pump.
Designed to lower fuel costs and exhaust emissions, in order to meet European emissions standards, AdBlue is available in selected forecourts across Europe and internationally and is set to continue PLX’s legacy in the forecourt industry.
Suitable for the variety of applications required in a forecourt, from pressure and suction systems, to offset fill and vent pipework and tank chamber connection, PLX Blue is adaptable in any project ensuring a reliable pipework system is fitted. Read more…
£30m hospital project powered by PLXJanuary 3, 2014
A new £30m hospital expansion scheme has utilised Durapipe PLX pipework to ensure the emergency fuel generators can be operated in the case of a power failure.
Widely considered one of the best maternity hospitals in the UK, Rosie Hospital in Cambridge has undergone a £30m three storey extension to improve the maternity and neonatal services it provides to women and babies across the East of England. The new hospital includes a birth centre, neonatal intensive care unit, accommodation block and maternal and fetal medicine clinics. Read more…
Durapipe PLX warms up Kent & Canterbury hospitalNovember 15, 2013
Durapipe PLX has been installed as part of a refurbishment project at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.
Kent and Canterbury Hospital, located in Kent, has received significant investment over the past few years and has undergone major refurbishments to various areas of the hospital. The latest project required the refurbishment of the hospital’s pipework systems, in particular the hot water and heating system. The main diesel line within the hospital continually feeds the boilers, tanks and generators, which in turn, supply the hospital with heating and hot water. It was essential that during the refurbishment, the diesel line was replaced with a high performance pipework system in order for the system to remain effective.
Contractor, Kent County 24/7, was tasked with installing Durapipe PLX during the project due to the reliability and ease of installation the product offers.
Specified in sizes 25mm – 50mm, Durapipe PLX was selected for its high performance properties; a visible protective liner allows increased resistance to all types of fuel blends, ensuring there is 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. Read more…
Celebrating 20 years of its specialist fuel conveyance pipework system, PLX, Durapipe UK joined forces with Berrys Technologies to host an event to thank customers in the forecourt industry for their support over the last two decades. The ‘Duraberry Challenge Day’, hosted earlier this month, saw over 35 people from the industry, including supermarkets and independent forecourts to oil companies, descend on the Midlands for a day of high-energy activities.
After an exhilarating day of quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, karting and 4×4 driving, there was then the opportunity to discuss current projects, while Durapipe UK also communicated its new developments within the PLX portfolio.
As its sole specialist forecourt distributor in the UK, Berry’s is integral to the success of Durapipe PLX and the Duraberry Challenge Day is just the latest example of the two companies working together to support the needs of the forecourt market. Read more…
The ‘power’ of plasticMarch 28, 2013
David Naylor our PLX brand manager discusses the importance of a reliable uninterruptible power supply in hospitals
The provision of uninterruptable power supplies and fuel powered generators is a critical part of modern hospital buildings. Hospitals rely on this emergency power supply to avoid putting both staff and patients at risk in the event of a power cut. Even though these emergency power supplies are indispensible there is often little consideration into the workings of these systems at the outset of a build project.
Fuel powered generators are often used to provide power if the main power source fails. They function through a pipework system transporting fuel from underground or above-ground storage tanks to an emergency generator, which will then provide a temporary power supply whilst the main system is repaired or replaced. Read more…
Allerton train depot fuelled by Durapipe PLXJanuary 8, 2013
The major £13.4m redevelopment of Allerton Train Maintenance Depot has utilised our specialist fuel conveyance pipework system, PLX to cater for the complex fuel pipework requirements of the project.
The derelict depot has undergone a complete overhaul to transform it into a modern rolling stock train maintenance facility. The new depot now services Northern Rail’s fleet of Class 156 diesel multiple units along with Class 150s and Class 142s. Read more…
Durapipe PLX ensures power for InTechnology Data CentreDecember 12, 2012
Our specialist fuel pipework system, Durapipe PLX, has been installed within a state-of-the-art data centre development for InTechnology in Reading.
The project has seen a 1970′s office building converted into a purpose-designed high–tech data centre for InTechnology. The facility has next generation ‘energy efficient’ technology and equipment throughout and is designed to provide reliable, secure and affordable co-location. The Reading data centre has 15,000 ft² of hosting space offering a variety of solutions including full rack colocation, managed colocation and private suites.
The new data centre required a superior fuel pipework solution to work within the back-up power system, providing fuel oil to the generators in the case of an emergency. Power and Installation experts P&I Generators was tasked with supplying and fitting the data centre with a pipework system that would effectively transport fuel to the generators in order keep the data centre processes active should a power failure occur. Read more…
Durapipe PLX brings warmth to Eastwood Park prisonNovember 12, 2012
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. Read more…
EDS Data Centre puts trust in Durapipe PLXOctober 8, 2012
Our specialist fuel pipework system, Durapipe PLX, has been installed within a major £30m data centre development for EDS at Wynyard Park in Tees Valley.
The project has seen a 300,000 sq ft cold storage warehouse converted into a purpose-designed high–tech data centre for EDS. The new data centre required a superior fuel pipework system to provide fuel oil to the back-up power generators in the case of an emergency. Electrical engineering contractors ASEE Ltd was tasked with supplying and fitting the data centre with a pipework system that would effectively transport fuel to the back up generators in order keep the data centre processes active should a power failure occur.
PLX exhibiting at Automechanika 2012August 6, 2012
We are pleased to invite you to visit us at the forthcoming Automechanika exhibition which takes place in Frankfurt in September.
We will be exhibiting our full range of PLX pipe & fittings for Forecourt applications and our stand will be situated in Hall 10.0, stand number D68.
The show takes place between the 11th – 16th September and we would be delighted to see you there.
Automechanika is the worlds leading trade fair for the Automotive industry and kicks off on the 11th September. To visit the Automechanika web site click here.
We would be delighted to welcome you onto our stand (D68) to meet the PLX team. Alain Rondeau, our International Sales Manager, David Naylor, PLX Brand Manager and Lea Beilcke our Marketing Assistant will be there to greet you and answer any questions you may have!
We look forward to seeing you at the show.
Durapipe PLX lights up Manchester AirportJune 20, 2012
Durapipe PLX, our specialist fuel conveyance pipework system, has been specified as part of the major £20m project to upgrade Runway 1 at Manchester Airport.
Needing to replace infrastructure that was approaching the end of its natural life, the refurbishment has seen the runway surface replaced in a new material that provides better drainage and friction values, a unique new lighting system installed and a new substation constructed.
The substation houses two new 500K Va generators to power the new lighting technology, which is the first low energy LED lighting to be used on a UK runway. In a unique set up, the fuel powered generators are the primary power source, with the mains power providing the back-up system for the lighting.
Durapipe PLX is number 1 in LeedsMay 10, 2012
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. Read more…
Durapipe PLX powers Thames Water upgradeFebruary 10, 2012
Our specialist fuel pipework system, Durapipe PLX, has played an integral part in a major upgrade to Thames Water’s Mogden Sewerage Treatment Works in Isleworth.
As part of the upgrade, three new back-up generators have been installed to deliver power should the mains power supply fail for any reason. A reliable pipework system was also required to connect the new generators to the main fuel tank and so contractors Biwater Treatment Ltd turned to Durapipe PLX.
Durapipe PLX fuels new HSBC data centreNovember 14, 2011
Durapipe PLX, has been installed within the construction of a new £150m data centre facility for HSBC in Normanton, Yorkshire.
The data centre, which will become the largest of its kind for HSBC, required a superior fuel system to provide fuel oil to the back-up power generators in the case of an emergency.
Durapipe PLX pipe is the order of the day in NewportApril 19, 2011
Durapipe PLX the specialist pipework system for fuel from Durapipe UK has been specified to supply the emergency fuel solutions for the NGD data centre in Newport.
The high-tech data centre in Newport is a new development that required a superior fuel system to provide fuel to the back up power generators in the case of an emergency. Leading electrics company Power Electrics was tasked with supplying and fitting the data centre with a pipework system that would effectively transport fuel to the back up generators in order keep the data centre processes active should a power failure occur. Read more…
Pipe solutions for Walsall Manor HospitalMarch 31, 2011
We are delighted to report that a wide variety of our plastic pipework systems have been supplied and installed within the prestigious Walsall Manor Hospital development in the West Midlands.
The four year £170 million redevelopment project, led by Skanska, has seen outdated buildings replaced to bring together the majority of clinical services under one roof in state-of-the-art facilities that will benefit both patients and hospital staff. Read more…
PLX is the choice for train washing depotMarch 17, 2011
Our high performing fuel pipework system Durapipe PLX, has been specified to provide a complete pipework solution for a train washing plant at New Cross Gate train station in London.
The new build depot will service the trains running on the London over-ground lines and will provide an automated high powered cleaning service for the trains. Read more…
Plastic triumphs over steel at Gartnaval HospitalDecember 9, 2010
Durapipe PLX has been specified to replace existing steel pipework systems within the new £19 million Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow.
The major development has transformed inpatient care and has seen the state-of-the-art hospital become the most modern and innovative mental health hospital in the UK. Read more…
Durapipe PLX used for Whiston Hospital’s emergency fuel supplySeptember 23, 2010
A five year Merseyside hospital building project, funded through Private Finance Initiative (PFI), has utilised Durapipe PLX pipework to ensure the emergency fuel generators can be operated in the case of a power failure.
The £338 million construction project is the largest single investment in healthcare undertaken in the community since the National Health Service was formed. The project encompasses the building of two new hospitals; St Helens Hospital and Whiston Hospital sites to provide modern healthcare facilities in world class hospitals for the local communities. Read more…
Plastic pipework for transportation bulk refuellingJuly 26, 2010
Refuelling vehicles is an essential operation for airports, marinas and railway stations and so operators are always looking at ways to improve speed and efficiency of the process to reduce aircraft, yacht or train downtime.
Furthermore, the refuelling process is such an important part of the overall efficiency of these modes of transport it is vital that reliable products are specified to carry out this job.
Durapipe PLX fuels its way to success in SussexJune 25, 2010
Durapipe PLX pipework for fuel transfer has been specified for use within the automotive division of an engineering company in Sussex.
Ricardo’s is a renowned engineering solution consultancy to the world’s automotive, transport and energy industries. Its UK manufacturing facility, based in Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex, houses over 50 engine assessment facilities that test a variety of industrial products and systems for a host of international clients. Read more…
The benefits of plastics for power generationJune 9, 2010
Caroline Bowie, our PLX brand manager at Durapipe UK discusses the benefits of plastics for power generation.
The provision of fuel powered generators is an integral part of the construction of modern buildings such as hospitals, data centres, prisons, banks and modern schools and academies. They rely on this emergency fuel supply in the event of a power failure, to ensure they can continue to operate vital systems. Yet despite this, these systems are often not given enough consideration at the outset of a project. Read more…
Industry pioneer retires after 32 years serviceMay 28, 2010
Dennis O’Dea has today retired after a sterling term of service of over 32 years with Durapipe UK.
Dennis joined the company back in 1978 as a Technical Sales Engineer following stints firstly in the Merchant Navy and working for the family engineering business.
During his time at Durapipe, Dennis has been a true pioneer in developing a vast array of different polyethylene based pipework systems, including the innovative Durapipe PLX system that is now widely used across the World in both forecourt and many other industrial applications.
Durapipe PLX fuels Iraq forecourtsApril 30, 2010
A major new forecourt construction programme in Iraq has specified Durapipe PLX pipework for the safe transportation of fuel.
The £7 million development will see seven new forecourts constructed across Iraq, commissioned by Heja Oil, an Iraq based oil company, specialising in constructing complete modern forecourts in Iraq and Turkey. Turkish distribution company Interpet, which has years of experience of working with PLX, managed the first forecourt development. It was essential that a high quality pipework system that allowed for quick and easy installation was used and therefore PLX became the natural choice. Read more…
Durapipe PLX fuel supply pipework has been specified for an exciting development at a community discovery centre in Luton.
Stockwood Discovery Centre, formally Stockwood Park Museum, is a £4.9 million visitor centre that explores the history of the local area through art displays, gardens, community projects and exhibitions. Financed through a sizable Heritage Lottery Fund donation, the centre services the local area with activities and events for adults and children alike. Read more…
Durapipe PLX fuels 1000th ForecourtJanuary 22, 2010
We are delighted to report an important milestone, as our PLX brand has been installed on our 1,000th forecourt project with one of the UK’s leading forecourt suppliers, D.Berry & Co. Ltd this month.
A motorway service station and hotel project in Beaconsfield marked the impressive landmark, with Durapipe PLX Secondary Containment pipework being used within the service station on site to transfer fuel from the underground storage tanks to the forecourt fuel pumps. Read more…
PLX powers safe flightsJanuary 15, 2010
Durapipe PLX, the leading pipework solution for emergency fuel powered and UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) markets, has been used within a radar station refurbishment in the North of Scotland.
Operated by National Air Traffic Service (NATS), Stornoway is a radar station located on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland that provides support to domestic and international flights, as well as providing weather information for the surrounding area. Read more…
Durapipe fuels navy fleetOctober 31, 2009
Durapipe P-LX secondary contained fuel system pipework has been installed as part of a major redevelopment of the navel base HMAS CAIRNS in Queensland.
This project will see a complete overhaul of the Navy and Sugar Wharfs to cater for the increase in the volume and size of vessels that will be home ported at HMAS CAIRNS, and particularly to address the needs of the new larger Armidale Class Patrol Boat. Read more…
Kingsway Hospital prepares with PLXSeptember 9, 2009
A major new hospital development has utilised Durapipe PLX pipework to ensure the emergency fuel generators can be operated in the case of a power failure.
The £34 million project to construct a new mental health accommodation complex at Kingsway Hospital in Derby is part of a national move to get mental health patients out of large institutions and into smaller, more modern accommodation. Read more…
Durapipe PLX fuels luxury yachts in Costa RicaAugust 20, 2009
Durapipe PLX, our leading fuel supply pipework system has been specified for an exciting new luxury marina development in Costa Rica.
Once complete in late 2009, Marina Papagayo will be the perfect five-star yachting oasis and provide a pivotal mooring destination for crafts cruising from the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and all points of the Pacific. It will also offer an authentic waterfront village housing shops, dining venues, bars and entertainment facilities, providing the perfect relaxation environment after a day of sailing. Read more…
Durapipe PLX sails into ChinaDecember 21, 2007
Durapipe is going for gold in China after more than 2000 metres of fuel pipesystem Durapipe PLX was installed as part of the construction of the Olympic Qingdao International Sailing Centre. Located in the Shandong province, Qingdao City is the venue for all of the sailing events at the forthcoming 2008 Olympic Games.
Our innovative PLX product has been installed in the new service station which will refuel the sailing competitors boats as they compete for gold at the Olympics. The underground pipework system starts at the filling station for cars, where there are nine dispensers, and finishes at the harbour wall for boats, where there are a further three. Read more…