Durapipe PLX has installed its specialist fuel pipework system in a 300,000ft2 cold storage warehouse that has been converted into a purpose designed data centre for EDS.

The project required a superior fuel pipework system to provide fuel oil to the back-up power generators in order to keep the data centre processes active should a power failure occur.

The pipework had to be installed underground so Durapipe PLX close fit piping was installed to ensure that fuel did not leak out into the ground, causing damage to the environment.

Commenting on the installation, Stuart Davies from ASEE, the electrical engineering contractors tasked with supplying and fitting the system, said, “The product material characteristics, and specifically the pipe in pipe aspect of the pipework, was the deciding factor for us, as we needed to be confident we would not be accountable for fuel leaking out into the ground.

“The added cost savings that were possible through using Durapipe PLX was also a major factor for us – the long term durability of the product made it a very cost effective solution for this project.”