Vulcathene chemical drainage pipework from Durapipe has played a vital part in the major £12m project to construct a new University Technical College (UTC) on Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park.
A 6,000 square metre facility, SGS Berkley Green UTC progivesides specialist education to learners aged 14 – 18 in digital technology, cyber security and advanced engineering.
As part of the build, five new laboratories were constructed, with main M&E contractor, Avon Combined Electrical Services Ltd (ACES), working in partnership with Cosgrove and Drew Engineering Services Ltd (CDE Services), having to install a trustworthy chemical drainage system.
ACES and CDE Services chose the complete Vulcathene Enfusion system, including pipework, fittings, waste and bottle traps, because of the system’s proven track record in education environments.
Vulcathene in 102mm was fitted for the risers, with the run outs to the sinks completed in 51mm pipe. The Vulcathene system transports chemical waste from the sinks in each laboratory, to the building’s main drainage system for disposal off site.
The timescale was integral for this project, as the fit out had to be finished for the beginning of the new term. The lightweight nature of Vulcathene, which allows for ease of handling on site, combined with the quick and simple installation process, helped lower installation time on site.
Neil Price, of Cosgrove and Drew Engineering Services, said safety was a big reason as to why Vulcathene was specified, as it is a proven solution.
“For us as installers, it was hassle-free to fit Vulcathene, with Durapipe’s technical team being on hand for practical training and advice throughout the project,” he said.
Experiments in science laboratories often lead to all manner of chemical concoction being created, so it is vital the drainage system can safely transport anything of this nature.
Vulcathene’s proven pedigree over many years in dealing with said chemical waste cocktails from laboratories across the world gives educational establishments reassurance.
Available in sizes ranging from 38mm – 152mm, Vulcathene is a purpose designed chemical drainage system available in two easy jointing methods; Mechanical for demountable joints and Enfusion for welded joints, offering complete flexibility for designers and installers of chemical waste systems.
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