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Densoclad Protection for Buxton Mineral Water Supply Pipeline

Buried Coatings

Project Data

LocationBuxton, U.K.

ClientBuxton Mineral Water
ContractorNorth Midland Construction Ltd.
ProductsDenso Primer D™, Densoclad 50™

Project Details

North Midland Construction Ltd of Huthwaite, Notts, installed a new 1400m x 80 mm diameter pipeline at Buxton Mineral Water Ltd to convey mineral water from the head well to the extended bottling plant to cope with the increased demand for the company’s mineral waters.

External protection for the pipeline, including the buried sections, was provided by the application of Densoclad 50 Tape.

Denso Primer D was first applied to the pipeline including the welded joints located at every 6 metres. This was followed by application of the Densoclad 50 Tape using a Densoman 100 wrapping machine. To complete the protection, the welded pipe joints were then wrapped with Densoclad 50 Tape by hand.

Densoclad Tape consists of a thick polymer bitumen adhesive laminated to a tough plasticised PVC backing. These cold applied tapes are designed for protecting buried or immersed pipes and fittings against corrosion and mechanical damage.