PECAT Joints Sold
of gas pipes connected
gas leaks fixed worldwide
of gas transported a year
The ‘Gas to the West’ pipeline, has bought natural gas to major towns in the western area of Northern Ireland. Representing an investment of over £250million, the ‘Gas to the West’ project is a partnership between SGN Natural Gas and Mutual Energy and has the potential to meet the energy needs of up to 40,000 homes and businesses across counties Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry~Londonderry. Approximately 600kms of pipeline has been laid linking towns to the existing network and extending gas mains and services to these conurbations.
WASK Valve Flange Adaptors for the 7 bar pipeline connections were supplied to SGN’s appointed contractor, Murphy/GMC. These renowned and long-established fittings provide a connection, with steel extension piece, from polyethylene to flanged pipes, valves and equipment. These fittings were specially designed to prevent the valve operating torque being transferred to the PE pipe during opening and closing. The design typically features both a 25mm (1”) pressure point and a 50mm (2”) purge point. The pressure point features a PN16 or ASA flange to match the main flange. This system, allows for accurate monitoring of mains pressure – especially useful in a situation where a section of main has to be shut-off for repairs. The flanged purge point facility permits the connection of a bypass to divert the gas flow around a section of main or across a valve, which may be necessary when carrying out repairs.