Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
NHS Leicestershire Hospitals Trust
HAC Pipe Services
University Hospitals of Leicester wanted to save money and lower their carbon footprint when undertaking renovation work on their facilities and buildings to cope with the demands of the 21st century. Work included the construction of a new A&E department for the Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2016.
BLÜCHER® EuroPipe was specified to bypass existing traditional cast iron drainage materials. Stainless steel pipework is one third of the weight of lightweight cast iron and can reduce labour costs by up to 40%.
BLÜCHER® standard pre-cut stainless steel pipe is available in a range of lengths from 150mm to 6m, which can reduce the need for site cutting. Each pipe length incorporates one push-fit connection. Each joint has over 40mm of metal-to-metal cover and is fitted with an EDPM seal. BLÜCHER® Europipe can be used above and below ground.
Zak Dalby, one of the site installers on the project, said that BLÜCHER® EuroPipe was surprisingly easy to install. Cutting the pipe is easy to do with one man, thanks to the custom electric cutting tool supplied from BLÜCHER®; it also took less men to carry it. Zak commented that when the push-fit joints were secured they were going “nowhere” and were further supported by good bracketry.
Zak commented: “I have air tested the whole system without a single problem and was amazed by the variety of fittings available from BLÜCHER which connected to other services.”
BLÜCHER® is always happy to attend site and demonstrate training on the cutting tool operation. Technical installation advice is available right to the very end of every project and onto the next.