The protection of people and the environment is paramount where dangerous chemicals are used in industrial applications. Fusion, in consultation with a leading design house and state utility provider, were asked to provide a design for a fully contained chemical dosing cabinet offering maximum protection against the accidental leak or spill of harmful chemicals.
Chemical dosing panels, loading panels and sample panels are used in many industries for the safe treatment of water; in both permanent and transportable/containerised water treatment plants. The process of creating clean drinking water requires additional chemicals to remove bacteria and provide a continual, safe and consistently healthy supply of water in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors throughout Australia and worldwide.
The panel is the primary access point to controlling the dosage of chemicals whereby piping, valves, pumps, instrumentation and meters provide the controls necessary to implement consistent dosing or make minute adjustments.
Dangerous chemicals and heated liquids such as: sodium hydroxide, aqueous ammonia hydroxide, citric acid, sodium hypochlorite, sodium bisulphite, and antiscalant; pass through dosing panels from chemical storage tanks thereby making it critical that the highest safety concepts are designed into the panel to significantly reduce the risk of accidental spray or leaking of chemicals onto operators, other personnel accessing the area or the environment.
There are several features and material choices built into Fusion’s chemical dosing panels which minimise the risk of chemical leaks.
Polypropylene (PP) Plastic
Fusion chemical dosing panels are built from Simona or Rochling polypropylene sheet, a thermoplastic with high mechanical strength, great impact, corrosion, chemical and moisture resistance; perfect in applications such as chemical engineering, tank building, ventilation, equipment manufacturing, and laboratory technology and in products such as chemical storage tanks, electroplating barrels, fume cupboards and pipe flanges.
Fusion’s dosing panels are fully self-supporting. The PP enclosure is the supporting structure and makes for a longer lasting, corrosion-free environment.
Rigid, Self-Closing Doors
When it comes to safety for dosing panels, door design is vital to provide easy access, but also to ensure a safe enclosure. Fusion’s recommended design dosing panel doors use self-closing, variable tension hinges to ensure that when access isn’t required, the doors close and passers-by are protected from the pipework.
Lock open and easy-close doors
While the auto-closing feature provides extra safety by ensuring the doors remain closed, it is also necessary to have them stay open while important tasks are undertaken. To provide this functionality, we install lockable sliders along the bottom of our doors. When the door is opened to it’s full extent, the slider engages and keeps the door open. Access to the panel’s internals is easy and the door doesn’t get in the way. This lock can then be disengaged via a light tap with a foot on the underside of the slider, at which time the self-closing hinges engage and the door closes automatically.
On top of the self-closing hinges, we can install strong twist handles to make opening and closing easy and most importantly, they can lock the door shut when panel access isn’t required.
Dual Containment Pipework
The design of Fusion dosing panels help to provide a very safe and long lasting enclosure to protect people and the environment from chemicals. For even further protection, we recommend the use of dual containment pipework for connectivity from dosing points and storage tanks to the dosing panel. Fusion’s experienced technical sales teams can provide assistance with choosing the most suitable plastic piping systems components. Our skilled engineering and fabrication teams can provide expertise regarding installation and maintenance, and can also assist with the custom design of chemical storage tanks.
Fusion’s dosing panel designs can be customised to your requirements. Different arrangements of screens are available; from PVC curtains, to standard handles, or the option of self-closing doors with twist locks (as mentioned prior).
Entire System Design: Fabrication, Installation, Supply & Maintenance
Fusion is known in many industries for our plastic fabrication expertise, our supply of plastic piping systems products and our extensive history of providing site services—including installation and maintenance.
Fusion’s work developing, fabricating and installing the safest chemical dosing panels, in consultation with a leading design house and state utility provider, is a testament to our view of always evolving and improving our designs and our dedication to producing the highest quality plastic fabricated products for industrial use, in Australia. Our team of experienced project managers, mechanical engineers, fabricators and installers, and over 17 years of fabrication and design experience in this field, has also contributed in making Fusion a world-class, trusted partner on major water treatment, desalination and utilities projects Australia-wide.
Fusion are approved fabricators and suppliers of chemical dosing panels for Water Corporation WA.
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Chemical Dosing Panels Fabrication
Clear Perspex, PP (Polypropylene), Aluminium.
Sheet cutting, extrusion welding, cnc milling, drilling.