Ductile Iron pipework
We were asked to upgrade the internal PVC pipework inside the pumping station to ductile iron pipework. A bespoke manifold was required to interface the new internal pipework with the rising main. All work would need to be carried out on a live pumping chamber.
• The chamber was accessed using a two man confined entry team to measure up the existing pipework.
• Ductile iron pipe has more than 13 times the impact strength, nine times the tensile strength and four times the burst strength of PVC pipe and, unlike PVC pipe, it can handle stress.