• Marc Bates

Pipework repairs at the University of Chester

Pipework prefabrication and repair job at the University of Chester Thornton Science Park.

From time to time, we like to showcase our work with examples of recent assignments we’ve undertaken. This time around, it’s a repair job at the University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park. Our task was to carry out repairs to a leaking section of 6-inch steam pipework. We discovered that flanges had blown on the dirt leg and upstream, and that pipework had corroded.

Preparation is key

As with any repair job, the first task is to establish the nature and extent of the problem. We quickly identified that we needed to replace the trapping set, vent pipe and associated fittings. Our first step was to isolate the steam and depressurise the system. Once we’d done that, we accessed the pit and cut out the corroded and leaking pipework.

Installing, fitting, reinstating

We have years of experience and expertise in pipework fabrication, using a variety of materials and in a host of different settings. We worked quickly to prefabricate sections of pipework ready for installation on-site at the science park. Once we’d fitted the prefabricated sections, we welded the final connections into position. We fitted the new vent pipework and condense trapping set fitted. And finally, we re-instated the steam supply on completion. Another successful job at the Thornton Science Park. #PipeworkRepair #CommercialBoiler #RepairAndMaintenance

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About Hodgkinson Bennis pipework repairs

Hodgkinson Bennis designs, installs and maintains the most fuel-efficient commercial and industrial boilers. Headquartered in Manchester, we work across the UK, particularly in the North West, North East and throughout the Midlands. Contact us today to discuss how we can deliver advanced commercial and industrial boilers, and our range of other services.

At Hodgkinson Bennis, we have worked with commercial and industrial boilers since 1872. This history gives us an enviable amount of experience as pioneers in the industry. We place an enormous emphasis on ensuring the health and safety of all team members, suppliers, contractors, and the public. We provide the most fuel-efficient boiler solutions for industrial and commercial applications.


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Established in 1872, Hodgkinson Bennis Ltd is one of the most experienced commercial and industrial boiler specialists in the country. Serving clients across the North West, North Wales and the Midlands, we offer the widest choice of installation and services on gas and oil fired boilers, and are specialists in biomass and steam boilers. Our team includes experts in design, assembly, installation, commissioning, and ongoing maintenance of industrial and commercial hot water and steam production plant.



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Hodgkinson Bennis is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Company number: 00357540.

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