Project Description

BP-Aral specified KPS’ plastic double wall piping at a new build site in Hildesheim, Germany

KPS Piping Helps German BP Site Meet Tight Build Schedule

Project Overview

BP-Aral approached KPS for a new build site in Hildesheim, Germany. Piping had to meet German regulations surrounding tank chambers and to be installed within five working days to meet the strict construction schedule.

BP-Aral specified KPS’ plastic double wall piping at a new build site in Hildesheim, Germany

KPS piping had to be installed within 5 working days to meet the strict project deadline

Problem

Key requirements for this site:

  • Tank chambers needed to be supplied with pre-made holes
  • Unused holes needed to be watertight when closed but not welded, so that they were accessible for maintenance
  • The vapour recovery (St.1) line (3”, KP 90EC6) needed to be connected to as many tanks as possible
  • Tank chambers needed to be close to each other as T-pieces could not be used (due to regulations)
  • As dispenser sumps are not used in Germany, termination and transition of double wall suction pipes (KP 75/63SCEC8) needed to be done above a dispenser frame in confined spaces

Solution

KPS piping provided an easy-install solution for the Hildesheim BP project, which met German forecourt regulations.

Key features included:

  • Installer friendly system, minimising the number of welds required. In fact, KPS is the only piping system to weld both pipe walls simultaneously
  • Blind entry boots (KP TM75/54B and KP TM125/90B) enabled unused holes to be closed without sealing
  • In the case of a future extension, the blind boots can be removed with ease. No steel cutting, welding or hot spark work would be required
  • The 3” cross fittings made it possible to connect the vapour recovery (St.1) line (3”, KP 90EC6) to multiple tanks
  • The KPS (TM75/63SC20) piping was able to fit in the double wall suction lines above the 130mm wide dispenser frame. Alternative piping systems could only fit 250mm dispenser frames
  • The ball valve on the test port allowed for testing of the functionality of the leak detection system

KPS provided an installer friendly solution to meet BP-Aral’s strict project deadline

Tank chambers were supplied with pre-made holes on all chamber walls

Result

The project was completed within the tight construction schedule and the German forecourt regulations were met. Hildesheim Germany now have a reliable below ground fuelling system.