Project Description

A long-term replacement for corroded metal pipework at Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica ports was needed

A long-term replacement for corroded metal pipework at Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica ports was needed

KPS Conductive Piping Provides Repsol Fishing Ports With Easy-Install Long-Term Replacement For Metal Piping

A long-term replacement for corroded metal pipework at Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica ports was needed

A long-term replacement for corroded metal pipework at Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica ports was needed

Project Overview

REPSOL, the leading operator of fishing port fuelling points in Spain, approached KPS for a long-term replacement for corroded metal pipework at a selection of their ports.

Problem

The fishing boat refuelling points in Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica ports had been installed a number of years ago, using predominately metal pipework. These were corroding due to the salinity of the water and the environment.

Previously installed metal piping had corroded due to the salinity of the water

Previously installed metal piping had corroded due to the salinity of the water

Due to the corrosion, the pipes had begun to break down

Due to the corrosion, the pipes had begun to break down

Solution

The corroded metal piping was replaced with KPS’ HDPE plastic secondary contained (double wall) conductive piping, providing an easy-install, long-term fuel transfer solution, impervious to corrosion from the ever-present saltwater.

Key features of KPS piping for this project:

  • Installer friendly: engineered for a quick and easy installation, KPS’ double wall electrofusion fittings weld both pipe walls simultaneously
  • Control and monitoring of the interstitial space between the inner and outer pipes, providing an extra layer of security
  • Conductive, preventing static electricity build up from fuel flow
  • Long service life
Control and monitoring of the interstitial space between the inner and outer pipes, provided an extra layer of security

Control and monitoring of the interstitial space between the inner and outer pipes, provided an extra layer of security

REPSOL is the leading operator of fishing port fuelling points in Spain

REPSOL is the leading operator of fishing port fuelling points in Spain

KPS’ double wall pipes provide control over the interstitial space between the inner and outer pipes, meaning that a leak can be located and contained quickly

KPS’ double wall pipes provide control over the interstitial space between the inner and outer pipes, meaning that a leak can be located and contained quickly

Conductive pipes avoid any static electricity build up from fuel flow

Conductive pipes avoid any static electricity build up from fuel flow

The KPS piping system is engineered for fast, simple installation

The KPS piping system is engineered for fast, simple installation

Result

Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica ports now have a safe and reliable piping system which will continue to perform for years to come.

Malpica port now has a safe and reliable piping system thanks to KPS

Malpica port now has a safe and reliable piping system thanks to KPS

Ports Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica required KPS piping

Ports Ondarreta, Sada and Malpica required KPS piping