UK valve firm supports Dubai airport after severe flooding
Engineers have since been working to upgrade the storm water management system to reduce the likelihood of future disruption during heavy rainfall events.
Cheshire-based T-T Flow secured the contract to supply several custom high-performance valves for the demanding environment.
The scope of supply included DN600 & DN700 metal seat wedge gate valves with weld overlay seats, controllable hydraulically damped DN600 & DN700 tilting disc check valves, DN1000 double-eccentric butterfly valves and DN350 swing check valves with weld overlay seats.
Additionally, the project required several non-standard bespoke-manufactured DN750 double flanged centric butterfly valves with vulcanised EPDM seat, stainless steel disc and worm gearbox.
The region was hit by several days of unprecedented heavy rain fall which resulted in submerged runways, taxiways, and aprons – consequently flights were delayed or cancelled.
The airport is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic and the sixth busiest cargo airport in the world.
A T-T Flow spokesman said: “T-T are proud to support partners in the UAE and our association with high-profile projects. Further demonstrating our ability to undertake the manufacture and supply of custom valves exceeding rigorous specifications.”