Durapipe PLX, our specialist pipework system for fuel has been specified and installed 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.
Power Electrics opted to use high performing pipework system Durapipe PLX as the system has an enviable 30 design fuel life and its anti corrosion properties made it the choice product ahead of metal competitors such as steel. The PLX pipe-in-pipe system was specified in 32mm # 63mm to safely transport fuel from an above ground fuel tank that feeds six smaller fuel tanks to power different areas of the data centre.
The 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 gives it a design life of 30 years – making 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.
Power Electrics project manager for the development, Leon Shackleton, comments: “With the NGD data centre development, we needed a pipework solution that would perform well over a long period of time as well being cost effective for our project budget. Plastic pipework system PLX was the ideal choice for us as it could overcome traditional steel materials, both in performance and long term durability – something that other competitors just could not promise.”
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.