Project: Forches Cross LTS Diversion, Newton Abbot, Devon
Carrier Size: 500mm OD API 5L steel pipe (L360)
Casing Size: 1200mm ID Concrete sleeve
Run Length: 40m crossing
Spacer Model: HDX-90
Kwik-ZIP HDX-90 spacers were recently utilised on a gas main crossing in Devon, Southwest England.
The Forches Cross LTS Diversion involved the sleeving of a 40m 500mm OD API 5L steel pipe (also known as L360 pipe) into a 1200mm ID concrete sleeve.
The diversion was required in preparation for work on the new North Devon Link Road which was designed to reduce pressure on surrounding roads and provide access to a new housing development in the area.
Kwik-ZIP’s large range of spacers cater for a wide range of carrier / casing pipe size combinations as well as providing flexibility to deal with different project requirements.
Use of spacers in the UK is becoming more of a standard practice and contractors appreciate the advantages that kwik-ZIP spacers provide such as reduced insertion forces and carrier pipe protection during sliplining, as well as their quick and easy installation process.
In Australia, kwik-ZIP’s HDXT & HDX Series spacers have been successfully appraised by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) with both products the only casing spacers on the market that have been approved as compliant by WSAA.
The WSA PS-324 Product Specification prescribes casings spacer requirements for correct protection of carrier pipes when installed inside casings.
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