PLX Close-Fit goes large

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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. 

Commenting on the range expansion, David Naylor, our PLX brand manager, said: “We continually review our product portfolio and seek industry feedback to ensure we are offering a product range that meets customers’ needs. With more efficient operations being sought in all areas of forecourt applications, we have been asked for a large diameter version of our popular PLX close-fit product.

“Our close-fit option already offers time and cost saving advantages to the installer, while the larger diameter pipe can now save considerable space compared with pipe-in-pipe options.”

Durapipe PLX is a below ground pipework product range specifically developed to fulfil the application needs of the forecourt market. The PLX range consists of both single wall and dual contained pipe and fittings and is purpose-designed for the safe transfer of liquid fuels and their vapours. Providing exceptional resistance to rapid crack propagation and long term stress cracking, PLX comprises a protective liner, which increases permeation resistance against many types of fuel blends ensuring there is no permeation of fuel through the pipe wall into the environment.