JBC were asked to attend West Yorkshire fire and rescue training head-
quarters at Birkenshaw to deal with dual pipe leaks on 2 sets of old, worn expansion bellows that had been leaking in excess of 6 months.
Other companies advised of breaking through the floor exactly below where the Officers mess presidents’ plaque lies. JBC carefully analysed the situation, with some detailed risk assessment, careful planning and communication with the customer, were able to access the duct to isolate, drain and repair the leak successfully.
As you can see from the pictures, the leaks are not in the easiest of locations. Using crimp fittings, the parts could be pre-assembled and measured before entry into the duct so that an accurate cut could be performed and with the addition of a union to bring both sides of the repair together easily.
Dual isolation installed across either side of the bellows, ensuring local positive isolation if future problems may arise. We were able to access the duct to isolate, drain and repair the leak successfully without the need of removing any flooring or damaging the Officers mess presidents’ plaque.
“On behalf of WYF&RS I would like to formally thank you and your team for your efforts to fix the leak within the service duct last Thursday, the work was completed as planned and without issue. Ian, Andy and Adrian were a credit to your organisation, their conduct was professional and courteous and addressed issues with a positive can do attitude.”