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Whisky Magazine News - Production no longer frozen at Glengoyne distillery

Mon 28 Jul 2014

Production no longer frozen at Glengoyne distillery

Thanks to the installation of Flexenergy advanced technology pipework at the Glengoyne Distillery, the production of their unique Scotch malt whisky will no longer be compromised by plummeting temperatures.

Freezing pipes taking water from the Dumgoyne Hills just north of Glasgow hindered the production of very special, high quality, Scotch at the Glengoyne Distillery.
Flexenergy’s Flexalen 600 polybutylene pipe was the ideal solution, thanks to the integral trace heating element that combined with polyolefine insulation to keep the water flowing at even the lowest temperatures. In all, 120 metres of the Flexalen pipework was installed at the distillery, above and below ground.

Robbie Hughes, Glengoyne Group distillation manager, was pleased with the smooth running of the project commenting: “Previously this exposed position made the water supply prone to freezing – but the new pipework and the replacement of an old cast iron pipe fixed the problem. The pipework and associated fittings all arrived within a week of order, which was impressive and if it works as well as the pipe we put in several years ago, it will be a case of fit and forget.”

The Flexalen pipe technology recently received WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approval, enabling every product within the range to be specified for potable water schemes.

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