Durapipe PLX warms up Kent and Canterbury Hospital

New pipework system transports fuel to hospital's main boiler room

Durapipe PLX has been installed as part of a refurbishment project at Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Durapipe PLX has been installed as part of a refurbishment project at Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

The hospital has undergone a major revamp programme and 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 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.

Steve Kent, director at Kent County 24/7, said: “We were required to install a pipework system to transport the fuel to the main boiler room in the hospital. It was important that the pipework would stand the test of time due to conveying such corrosive oil.

“Durapipe PLX came highly recommended and we found that it was the best product for the job. It was quick and easy to install and offered a cost-effective option during the expansive refurbishment.”

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