Installation of Pexgol pipes in a fish processing plant.
Guaymas Protein, a Mexican company dedicated to the production and commercialization of fishmeal, oil and soluble fish concentrate worldwide, had an underground carbon steel pipeline, where they transported fish oil from one container to another.
These pipes rusted in a very short period of time due to the salinity, humidity and conditions where the plant is located, resulting in the contamination of the transported fluid.
Given the circumstances, Guaymas contemplated reviewing three possible options for the replacement of this line. The piping options were: carbon steel, PE-X or stainless steel.
Once the three aforementioned piping options were analyzed, Pexgol was chosen due to its high resistance to corrosive environments, impact resistance, and supply in long lengths.
Installation was quick and easy, in a single 150-meter section which was installed in approximately 4 hours, only 2 joints were made at the ends.
Guaymas Protein Company
Mexico | 2018
Temperature: 36°C / 96.8°F
Pexgol 90 mm (3”) Class 15
Fish oil transport
150 m / 492.12 ft