﻿Durapipe ensures fuel delivery to hospital back-up generators
Durapipe’s PLX pipework system has been installed to carry fuel from storage tanks to backup generators at the new Whiston Hospital on Merseyside. This secondary contained pipe-in-pipe system was used in sizes 100/160 mm, 90/160 mm and 63/110 mm to transport fuel and in a 90 mm single-wall version for the filling lines for the fuel storage tanks.
The PLX pipework was selected for its high performance properties. A visible polyamide line provides increased resistance to all types of fuel blends, and its robust polyethylene material provides exceptional resistance to rapid crack propagation and long-term stress cracking.
This £338 million PFI project contains over 800 beds, the latest diagnostic facilities in radiology and cardiology, a regional specialist burns and plastic-surgery unit and the full range of acute in-patient, emergency and out-patient services.