Durapipe pipework and actuated valves have been installed at a Buckinghamshire-based coatings manufacturer, in a major re-location project.
Hi-Tech Coatings International Ltd, which develops and manufactures high-performance coatings used by the printing and packaging industries, relocated its manufacturing operation as part of its continued growth and expansion across its markets
Perfect Pipework Ltd was tasked with installing Durapipe PVC-U pipe in a mixture of 2 and 3 inch sizes as well as actuated valves as part of the project. The pipework was installed to distribute raw materials for water based coatings from bulk storage to the mixing vessels through to the filling and packing of the finished goods. Durapipe PVC-U double acting pneumatically actuated valves were installed as part of the control system and ongoing automation of the production process.
Hi-Tech Coatings required pipework with a high chemical resistance, so Durapipe PVC-U was the ideal choice. Particularly suited to industrial applications, it allows the safe transportation of acids, alkalis and chemical concentrates without fear of corrosion and environmental pollution. It is also lightweight and easy to install, saving both labour time and costs when compared with traditional metal pipework systems.
Durapipe actuated valves allow users to control flow remotely, making the operating process smoother and more efficient.
Martin Skillen, Director at Hi-Tech Coatings, comments: “We chose Durapipe PVC-U due to its high chemical resistance properties, while offering a cost effective solution. We are very pleased with the results.”