Fusion undertook a complete mechanical plant design for a milk plant in New South Wales which included three large plastic fabricated tanks with top-access safety platforms and above ground pipelines designed to withstand the high thermal expansion and contraction differentials in the hot Australian climate. The plant is used to treat effluent according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
Fusion’s role in this project included:
- PE Tank design and manufacturing of 2 x 52kL and 1 x 30kL HDPE grade PE100 tanks;
- FRP Tank platforms on all of the supplied Fusion vessels as per the AS1657-2013 standard;
- Hydraulic design and pipe sizing of the plant as per the AS2200-2006 standard;
- Pipe support design as per the AS4130-2009 standard and supplier recommendations;
- Supply of all the thermoplastic pipelines and valves; and
- Install of all the supplied components.
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Fusion designed, fabricated and installed wastewater tanks with FRP platforms and access ladders.
Waste Water Processing Tanks with FRP Platforms
The plant uses a hydrochloric acid, caustic and water mixture to neutralise milk waste and required mixing / reactor tanks for processing. The client requested for the tank design to include top access to provide easy installation and removal of large aerator mixers.
This feature was included via an FRP platform, ladder and balustrade, designed to AS1657-2013.
Fusion’s Fabricated HDPE tanks are easy to transport and install as they’re lightweight (for their size), tolerate vehicular movement on roads and come with lifting lugs to crane into position.
The project was commissioned successfully. Both our client and team where very happy with the outcome.
This project allowed for the Fusion Queensland branch to undertake a complete mechanical plant design and a milestone for plastic fabricated tank design; as these are some of the first fabricated plastic tanks with top-access platforms and safety balustrades.
Furthermore, Fusion was chosen on this project for our pipeline and pipework support design capabilities. The pipelines were constructed above ground for maintenance access and designed to withstand the high thermal expansion and contraction differentials which can occur in the hot Australian climate.
Fusion’s own in-house engineers, fabrication and site installation staff allow us to be one point of contact for an entire project from idea to implementation. In the case of this project, we were able to successfully work with the client throughout the entire process and ensure a speedy project completion.
Asahi ball valves, Charlotte UPVC schedule 80 pipe and fittings, Agru Austria PE100-RC fittings and PE pipe were installed in this project. As the Australian distributor of Asahi valves and Charlotte and Agru pipe and fittings, our clients can rest assured that any additional valves, fittings and pipe they may require can be supplied through us.
Fusion can also assist with all technical support, product selection and supply / installation services.
Projects such as this highlight the capabilities of our design, fabrication and installation teams.
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