Location: Melbourne, Australia
Year: March 2023
In early 2023, Taurus Engineering partnered with a company in Queensland, Australia, to deliver a pressure vessel for air purification in the chemical industry in Melbourne.
Build for demanding applications
The pressure vessel was built to the main specification of AS1210 Class 3 Pressure Vessel, with additional examination and pressure testing required to be done to Spec (4037-1999_R2016). All welding was done to ASME IX specs.
Constructed using grade 304 stainless steel with thicknesses between 5mm and 20mm, the vessel was made of plate, pipe, fasteners, rod, and machined flanges. These materials were chosen for their strength, malleability, and resistance to corrosive environments and applications.
Designed for corrosion challenges
The vessel was designed for a specific application in the chemical industry. However, due to its use, there were potential corrosive challenges that needed to be considered during the construction process.
Welding the pressure vessel presented multiple challenges, including Die Pen testing and 100% visual examination, as the vessel needed to meet the hazardous Class 3 specifications. Quality assurance checks needed to be thorough, and all material certificates were checked upon arrival. Multiple parties were involved in the welding process to ensure that no preparation was missed and that all quality assurance documents showed compliance with the AS1210 Class 3 specs.
The vessel had a capacity of 3.6 m3 and a maximum operating pressure of 0.58 bar. Its technical details made it unique and of particular interest to the chemical industry. The successful delivery of this pressure vessel demonstrated our expertise in meeting the specific needs of clients in the chemical industry and our commitment to meeting the highest quality standards.
Location: Christchurch, NZ
In 2017, Taurus, along with its parent company Vortex, had the opportunity to design, fabricate, and install a cyclone for a food industry client in Christchurch. Our team leveraged its expertise and experience to deliver a product that would meet the specific needs of our client.
The project involved close collaboration with the client to understand their requirements and ensure that the finished cyclone met their expectations. We used high-quality materials and precision fabrication techniques to produce a cyclone that was durable, efficient, and capable of handling the client’s industrial application needs.
Thanks to our team’s commitment to quality and safety, we were able to deliver the cyclone on schedule and to the complete satisfaction of our client. The cyclone is now in use, helping to support our client’s food production operations in Christchurch.
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
In 2019, our team had the opportunity to work on an air exchange system project for a food industry client located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The client was facing issues with insufficient air exchange in multiple process rooms, resulting in foul odours that posed a health risk for operators.
Our team designed and installed a new extraction fan with increased capacity, along with a replacement fan and new ducting, to feed into the existing BioFilter. We also covered external process tanks and included them in the extraction system to help mitigate the odour issues.
Since the new system was installed, it has performed well, helping to improve air quality and reduce health risks for operators at the client facility in Christchurch.
In 2021, Taurus engaged Fowlerex Technologies to fabricate two Wet ESP units for an Australian client Pyrocal PTY Ltd. This equipment is often used in waste management industry for air purification.
Dust laden gases created in some production process require the use of an Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) to efficiently clean to levels require for further downstream processing or release to the atmosphere. Our group company Fowlerex Technologies makes use of Taurus manufacturing skill and experience to supply both dry and wet ESP solutions to the Australasian market.
Taurus also offer wet scrubber maintenance and repairs to ensure your facility functions reliably.