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
Our team had the pleasure of providing a pressure vessel to a food industry client located in Christchurch. The project involved fabricating, welding, and pressure testing the vessel to ensure it met all industry standards and requirements.
At every step of the process, our team prioritized quality and safety to deliver a product that would meet the unique needs of our client. We worked closely with the client to understand their specific requirements and ensure that the finished product met their expectations.
The vessel is now in use, supporting our client’s operations and helping to ensure the safety and quality of their food products.
In 2021, our team had the opportunity to work on a boiler stack fabrication project for a recycling plant located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The project involved fabricating and welding a 6mm 1800 JD boiler stack, which was made out of 600NB SC4 10 316 pipe.
Our team was able to complete the project on schedule and ensure that the final product met all necessary specifications and standards. The finished boiler stack was installed and is now in use at the client’s recycling plant in Christchurch.
We take pride in delivering quality workmanship and meeting the unique needs of our clients. This project was no exception, and we are pleased to have played a role in supporting the client’s operations and commitment to sustainability.”