FT Chemical Dosing Hose Supplied to Large Manufacturing Plant in Peterborough

The Water Treatment division of FT Pipeline Systems (FTPS) was delighted to be contacted by an existing client, Diamond Fabrications, regarding the installation of our flexible, dual contained chemical dosing hose into a new build beverage can manufacturing facility.

A former brownfield site in Peterborough was the location for the £60 million development. The state-of-the-art drinks can manufacturing hub is the operator’s largest facility in Europe, creating 280 jobs and producing up to 1 million cans per day.

FTPS chemical dosing hose, PF Detect, is flexible and lightweight and, since it relies on capillary action rather than gravity to work, it can be installed almost anywhere. Furthermore, at up to 63% lighter than traditional rigid systems, it is easier and cheaper to handle and transport. The built-in leak detection does away with the need for catchpots and means that aggressive chemicals will never leak out into the environment. Six lines of PF Detect in Vendhose and PTFE have been installed at the site transporting sulphuric acid and caustic soda.

Mark of Diamond Fabrications commented, “Having worked with FT in the past, we had no hesitation in recommending PF Detect for the project. The hose is easy to install and there were no problems throughout the process. Our customer has been impressed with the quality of the product and would like to see it included in all future new builds.”

The end user is a global manufacturer of cans and, as part of the process, the aluminium cans have to be washed, dried, coated with varnish and printed. The PF Detect chemical dosing hose is used to transport the chemicals to the washing tanks.

Aluminium cans will always be 100% recyclable as aluminium doesn’t deteriorate, regardless of how many times it is used and melted down again. This allows beverage manufacturers to meet their sustainability goals, and it also means that cans are increasingly preferred by customers and consumers alike. A growing proportion of new beverages in the UK is being introduced in cans, and this new facility demonstrates the company’s commitment to meeting expanding customer requirements.

Manufacturing plant

For more information on PF Detect and our range of flexible, chemical dosing hose with built-in leak detection, please email enquiries@ftpipelinesystems.co.uk.


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