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Enterprise cuts a hole to mend a leak

Posted: Monday 16th January 2012

PMP (Planned Maintenance Pennine Limited ) were recently appointed by Enterprise to carry out repairs to leaking pipeline joints at Burholme Farm in the Trough of Bowland, Ribble Valley.

Following extensive surveys it was decided that PMP should make the necessary repairs from within the pipeline. Civil Engineers from Enterprise cut into the steep embankment to remove a section of pipe, giving access to PMP’s Confined Space Rope Access Team.

PMP’s engineers cleaned the pipe section prior to installing ten AMEX-10 seals, via roped access, from within the pipe. The AMEX-10 seal, exclusively supplied by PMP, is a low profile mechanical seal specifically designed for internal repair of leaking pipe joints. A robust section of rubber spans the joint and is then fitted by hydraulically expanding stainless steel compression rings, thus eliminating the use of chemical adhesives and their associated hazards. Each seal has WRAS approval and an independently verified life expectancy of more than 50 years. PMP work on a ‘no seal no pay’ scheme.

PMP’s provided the on-site Rescue Team, giving the client a turnkey solution.

PMP are specialists in joint testing and repair for man accessible pipelines. In addition, the company’s Rope Access Division has evolved in response to growing demands for cost-effective inspection, maintenance and engineering solutions carried out in hostile environments. Structures such as railway and motorway viaducts, aqueducts, towers and chimney stacks can now be inspected and maintained using rope access, a far quicker and cost effective option than scaffolding.




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