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PetrolWorld: It Takes Two

05/18/2012

We are really pleased to inform you about an article that has just published in the latest PetrolWorld magazine. The article is called ‘It takes two’ and covers a story of how Franklin Fueling Systems is leading the way in creating and distributing market-leading products for the downstream sector.

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It Takes Two

The new Gemini secondary containment system from Franklin Fueling Systems represents a revolution in fittings design.

Franklin Fueling Systems, a worldwide provider of systems and components for the movement of water and fuels, has introduced the new Gemini secondary containment system, a revolution in fittings design for these pipe systems that allows for fast testing and simple, safe installation. Secondary containment provides the highest level of pipework protection, and Gemini fittings are a simple solution for electrofusion pipework systems. A combination of innovative design, engineering expertise and skilled manufacturing, the unique two-piece design allows the installer to completely weld and test the primary pipework system before welding the secondary system.

How it Works

The aim of the engineering team at Franklin Fueling Systems was to simplify the secondary containment system by reducing the number of components and the overall size, which would cut down on the cost of materials and installation. They also wanted to achieve greater reliability in both the product and the overall installation. Most importantly, the system would also have to stand up to the stringent tests set by international standards bodies, such as UL and EN.

The Gemini system splits the secondary fitting into two pieces, which enables  the installer to slide the secondary fitting away so that the primary joint can be fully welded, pressure-tested and inspected before welding secondary fittings – the first system of its kind to do so. Though the primary pipe is totally enclosed, Gemini secondary fittings are completely independent of these fittings as there are 360 degrees of annular interstitial space between the two systems.

Source: PetrolWorld

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