UK-based company, PMP has proclaimed that its AMEX-10 seals delivered a vital engineering solution by enhancing a wastewater pumping station on the seafront of Blackpool.
PMP has deployed the two 250 cm diameter seals on a concrete pipe lined with steel. The pipe is a component of the emergency overflow system at Manchester Square, Blackpool. KMI Plus, the framework contractor of United Utilities stipulated the use of AMEX-10 seals to house up to 40 mm thermal contraction and expansion required for the system. The seals offer a design life of 60 years and delivered a cost-effective engineered solution to United Utilities.
The AMEX-10 is a discreet mechanical seal that eliminates seepage from pipe joints. By utilizing hydraulic extension of stainless steel compression rings, a rubber that covers the joint is fixed, eradicating the utilization of chemical adhesives and their related risks. The compression rings used in the Blackpool deployment were made of Duplex Stainless steel to provide better corrosion resistance and strength. The AMEX-10 seal is made of EPDM rubber, which offers high abrasion resistant and allows extensive joint movement.
Paul Fox, KMI Plus’ Site Manager, commented that when site engineers suggested AMEX-10 seals over traditional rocker pipe joints, PMP supplied them quickly and completed the deployment efficiently.