The latest project to reap the benefits of PLX Blue, our specially-designed fuel conveyance pipework system for the transportation of AdBlue, is at National Express West Midlands’ bus depot in Wallsall.
The depot required a new AdBlue tank to transfer the necessary levels of the additive to its diesel-fuelled vehicles and FIS Ltd was tasked with installing the new tank and associated pipework and fittings.
The new 15,000 litre AdBlue tank is located just outside the depot building, with the diesel tanks inside the depot, so FIS Ltd required a reliable pipework system to transfer the AdBlue to the fuel dispensers. As a result, our PLX Blue pipe, which is purpose-designed to safely transfer AdBlue, was installed to convey the additive into two AdBlue dispensers within the fuel lanes.
Commenting on the project, Andrew West, Managing Director at FIS Ltd said: “We have used Durapipe PLX previously but we wanted a dedicated system for transferring AdBlue for this project to be confident that it could be safely conveyed without any impact on the surrounding environment and PLX Blue was the ideal solution.”
Manufactured from a specialised high grade polyethylene, a high-quality material that is extremely robust, PLX Blue will safely carry the substance without fear of the additive leaking into the environment. The product’s durable properties also provide a design life of more than 30 years, with little maintenance required during the lifetime of the product.
PLX Blue is available in sizes from 32mm to 63mm, in both single wall and secondary contained options, along with a full range of corrosion resistant stainless steel transition fittings. The pipework is lightweight in nature and allows for a simple installation process using an electro-fusion jointing system.