We are expanding our specialist fuel conveyance pipework system, PLX, with the launch of a new Electrofusion Chamber Entry Fitting to provide a robust solution for fuel tank connections in forecourt applications.
The new, fully welded Chamber Entry Fitting allows a reliable and secure connection to be made from PLX Close Fit pipework to a polyethylene (PE) fuel tank chamber. Traditionally, rubber fittings are used within this application, but these can be susceptible to corrosion causing damage to the fittings and leaving the system vulnerable to potential fuel leaks.
Compatible with a range of PE tank materials, including PE80, PE100 and LDPE, our new offering is specially designed to fuse directly onto the wall of a chamber to create a fully welded secure joint. Manufactured from PE material, there are no rubber seals or gaskets required, ensuring a completely corrosion resistant fitting is installed.
Commenting on the new range addition, our Fuel Systems Product Manager, Rich Pedley, said: “We regularly seek customer feedback to ensure we can continue to offer a range that meets customer and market needs. The introduction of the new Chamber Entry Fitting is in direct response to customer requests for a fully welded option.
“The new fitting offers customers in the forecourt market the reassurance that they are installing a completely safe and secure pipework system, including all pipework, fittings and connections from tank to pump.”
The new fitting is designed for size 63#75 PLX pipework, the most popular size for tank chamber connections, but also offers the flexibility to be used with smaller PLX sizes, including 50mm#60mm and 32mm#40mm or single wall pipework in sizes 50mm and 63mm, with the use of conversion kits.
Durapipe PLX is a below ground pipework product range specifically developed to fulfil the application needs of the forecourt market. The PLX range consists of both single wall and dual contained pipe and fittings and is purpose-designed for the safe transfer of liquid fuels and their vapours.
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