Our manufacturer PMS produce a range of pipe floats for large pipes from 315mm OD to 566mm OD and as popular as these have been, we had a swarm of enquiries throughout 2020 for 6” pipes and realised that there is a large market out there that we are missing out on as we were not only having to quote for the pipe float, but also the insert to suit the smaller pipes. On recognising this issue, about halfway through the year, Oliver decided to design his own float to suit this market and after much thought, scribbles, deliberation and disposed ideas, he drafted a suitable model to go to Leafield Environmental and ask if they would mould them for us. A deal was struck and we received a prototype back in November with the remaining first small batch arriving early December. While we waited for the first batch, the galvanized brackets were made at Fresh Fabrications and once all the parts were gathered at HQ, we set about creating the float.
Each individual float is connected with others to create a container for the pipes. For a 6” – 8” diameter pipe three are held together. Larger than that, we add extra floats to suit. They can be double stacked too, if the pipes have very heavy contents. After some rigorous testing we are thrilled to say that these modular pipe floats will be at your service from the new year! If you require any floats, please get in touch. We will need to know the diameter of the pipe you are using, it’s length, what material it will be carrying, the location and the depth of water you are using them in. We can then begin to configure how our floats can work for your pipes and send you an initial estimate. It’s an exciting time!
Don’t forget we are also looking for regional distributors in north and south Wales, Scotland and the north west of England. Ideally you would have an engineering or marine business already that you are looking to expand. Attractive discounts are offered in the package, we’d love to hear from you!
Have a super week, one and all! Try not to let Christmas stress you out, you’ve had enough of that this year….. I’ll be back shortly with more WMS merriment (and perhaps a glass of mulled wine) for the last blog of the year.