of pollutants from coal fired power station flue emissions (and
chemical factories) to minimise environmental problems such as acid
rain demands large quantities of chemical and abrasion resistant
At Drax Power
Station, the largest FGD project ever undertaken in the UK, MB Plastics
installed 6,000 metres of spray headers and 36,000metres of other
vinyl ester FRP pipework. The spray headers ranged from 50 millimetres
to 120 millimetres diameter and the feed pipework 25 millimetres
to 1400 millimetres diameter.
pipework is manufactured to be abrasion resistant internally as
well as externally, to resist the abrasive nature of the limestone
slurries being carried and the effects of the spray environment
into which the pipework is installed.