We are celebrating 25 years of success with PLX, our specialist fuel conveyance pipework system. Initially launched purely for forecourt fill and vent applications, the pipework system is now installed within forecourts, data centres, hospitals, train stations, marinas and many more environments in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Originally designed as a fuel conveyance system for forecourt applications, this is still a huge market for the system today. PLX has been installed in more than 17,000 forecourts worldwide since 1993 for end users including BP, Total, Sinopec, Lukoil, PT, YPF, Esso, Opet, Costco, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda to name but a few.
Over the last 25 years, our research and development team has continued to develop new and innovative solutions for fuel applications with many new product introductions added to the range. Identifying new application opportunities, PLX is now also widely used for back-up power and bulk refueling applications across a range of industries.
Commenting on its anniversary, our PLX brand manager, Rich Pedley, said: “Our PLX system has gone from strength to strength over the last two decades, with our continued innovation ensuring we remain at the forefront of new developments within the fuel sector.
“We are continually seeking market feedback to ensure we can offer a product portfolio that meets new specifications for fuel applications. There are still lots of opportunities for PLX, with new applications, market and territory expansions driving exciting growth plans for this year.”
PLX is manufactured as a multilayer pipe utilising the superior mechanical characteristics of polyethylene as a base material, which enables the pipe to be permanently welded using electrofusion technology. PLX comprises a protective liner, which increases permeation resistance against many types of fuel blends ensuring there is no transfer of fuel through the pipe wall into the environment.
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