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Case Study: Shell Pilot the New Gemini Fittings

04/26/2012

Shell recently purchased the Cottingham Road petrol station, in Corby, UK and are re-piping and re-pumping it in order to bring the location up to date. They are also re-fitting the shop and office building and re-branding the site to Shell specifications.

Shell asked Franklin Fueling Systems to pilot Gemini secondary containment fittings and Franklin collaborated with AJ Bayliss to choose this site, with the backing of Shell Global Engineering and Artelia Europe and UK.

Case Study: Shell Pilot the New Gemini Fittings

The specification for the pipework involved 110mm fill pipe with 125mm pipe over the top, all in 5.8 meter sticks and all EN14125 UPP pipe with EVOH liner. A range of UPP products were used including the latest Gemini 110/125mm 90 degree elbow fittings.

Starting from the fill point, the primary system was welded with the Gemini system left loose over the top of the primary system for inspection. One of the great benefits of  Gemini fittings is the ability to pressure test the entire primary system before being welding the secondary system closed.

The installation was concluded at the tank end and finally all of the Gemini fittings were welded together taking approx. 8 minutes per assembly. At the tank end a UPP flanged transition fitting was bolted to the overfill prevention device.

"I found the system easy to install and much quicker than the usual 110mm / 160 mm system. The main reason for this was time saved prepping the secondary fittings, as these did not need scraping as previous fittings did. Installation was straight forward and the Gemini fittings went together fairly easily. In my opinion the Gemini system is an improvement on previous dual contained systems." - Scott Southwick, A.J.Bayliss

Click here to view our case study and photographs from the installation site

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