SuperFLO specified for prison refurbishment

SuperFLO specified for prison refurbishment

Durapipe SuperFLO pipework has been specified for a refurbishment at HMP Bullingdon prison in Oxon.

HMP Bullingdon opened in 1992 as a ‘new gallery’ design prison with its four main house blocks divided into three galleried units. The recent refurbishment at the category C prison for adult males involved replacing the hot water generators and cold water storage tanks.

Specified by Boostfine, SuperFLO has been installed at HMP Bullingdon to carry cold water from the new cold water storage tanks to feed the water distribution network around the prison.

Durapipe SuperFLO, which was specified in 160mm, specialises in transporting low temperature liquids and as such was the ideal choice for Boostfine.

Tasked with the refurbishment, Stephen Hourihan from Boostfine said: “We were extremely impressed with the lightweight nature of the SuperFLO system as it made on-site handling hassle free. The fast solvent-welded jointing system also saved us valuable man hours as a result of the speedy jointing process.

“The plastic solution from Durapipe was a fantastic alternative to other metal systems for us.”

Durapipe SuperFLO is specially designed to cater for chilled or boosted cold water applications within the building services sector and offers increased benefits. Its lightweight properties, coupled with a simple solvent weld jointing technique, significantly reduce costs during the installation process, whilst the limescale and corrosion free capabilities and wide operating temperatures see the pipework remain tough and durable down to -40°C.

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