Last year, heavy rainfall overwhelmed Dubai International Airport's storm water management system causing major disruption to their services. The flooding caused operational disruptions leading to flight delays, diversions and cancellations.

Dubai is the largest and busiest for international flying and the third largest airport in the world. It's the sixth largest airport in the world for cargo flights and serves up to 90 million passengers each year. It's no surprise that disruptions from flooding have a major impact on the airport and need to be minimised as much as possible. Engineers have been working in Dubai to upgrade the airport's storm water management system to reduce the chances of future disruption.


To improve flood management, TT Pumps supplied several custom high-performance valves that were suitable for the demanding environment. The 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. The project also required several non-standard bespoke-manufactured DN750 double flanged centric butterfly valves with vulcanised EPDM seat, stainless steel disc and worm gearbox.

Improving the flood management with specialist valves reduces the chance of future operational disruptions caused by adverse weather conditions. TT Pumps are proud to support partners in the UAE.  Our association with high-profile projects like this further demonstrates our ability to manufacture and supply custom valves that exceed rigorous specifications.

If you need support with flood management systems, speak to our TT Flow Engineers by calling  +44 (0)1630 64720

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