Case study – HTF manufacturer – glycol/water delivery to water treatment works, 2020

Our client, the UK’s leading heat transfer fluid manufacturer, needed a site to receive and mix a glycol/water heat transfer liquid; equipment to load and unload IBCs and tankers to deliver 1.6m litres of water/glycol solution to construction sites located on water treatment works outside Norwich and Bury St Edmunds. The project formed part of the construction of two of the UK’s largest greenhouses at Crown Point Estate in Norfolk and Fornham St Genevieive in Suffolk.

Eastons’ supplied a telehandler and operator to unload and move IBCs. Our client used our secure storage and loading site with 60,000l water storage tanks, transshipment area and 1 1/2″ standpipe for mixing the glycol with the water. We carried out the water delivery with atmospheric tankers capable of delivering 29,000l of solution per load crewed by CALM network trained drivers. We used a nearby 2″ standpipe for additional water loading, enabling Eastons’ to deliver up to 174,000l of water solution to site each day over a 12 week period.

Eastons’ previous water delivery experience allowed us to recruit and train HGV drivers for the project and advise our client on the various technical aspects of the water haulage part of the job.

The job was Eastons’ first major non-food bulk liquid project, the first project carried out during CV19 restrictions, and the first project carried out on a contruction site since 2016. We undertook comprehensive risk assessment and method statement work in preparation for the work to ensure safe execution of the deliveries.

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Easton tanker unloading water/glycol solution at Fornham All Saints, 2020
Easton tanker unloading water/glycol solution at Fornham All Saints, 2020