Versteden supplied 4.2 km of piping using a Atlac resin system supplied by Aliancys.
Versteden supplied 4.2 km of piping using a Atlac resin system supplied by Aliancys.

Aliancys has supplied a range of resin system for a firewater system forming part of a new motorway multi-level road tunnel in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

The system provides a reliable availability of firewater for potential fire situations inside the tunnel. While it was originally intended to be constructed in stainless steel, after project kick-off it was found that total system cost would be too high, that there was a high risk of corrosion pitting of the welds, and that there were major issues with steel pipe raw material availability potentially delaying the entire A2 tunnel project timeline.

As a result, composite pipe company Versteden provides a range of pipes for the new firewater system. The main part of the system is a 125 mm diameter composite pipe network installed inside the tunnel emergency tubes located in between the main traffic tubes) In total, Versteden supplied 4.2 km of piping using a Atlac resin system supplied by Aliancys.

‘Aliancys and Euroresins have helped us to fine-tune resin formulation and provide support in promoting our GRE piping systems,’ said Peter Bogers, managing director of Verstede. ‘With the support of both companies we can much better promote the benefits of composites solutions, and convince key stakeholders about the attractive economics and long-term reliability of firewater systems in these materials.’ 

This story is reprinted from material from Aliancys, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.