WEST END BREWERY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
WATER FARM & BOILER UPGRADE
YEAR: 2013 – 2015
SECTOR: FOOD & BEVERAGE
The water farm relocation and installation was completed whilst the plant was at full running capacity. To ensure no loss of production, Foodline Projects implemented a phased installation of the new vessels whilst systematically decommissioning and phasing out the old water farm. This included 5 new water vessels and 4 Clean in Place (CIP) tanks.
Two new boilers were installed using 350mm nominal bore steel pipework with the old boilers decommissioned and removed from the site.
Foodline Projects installed a large amount of temporary pipework to allow continuous production whilst vessels were changed out. These temporary works were then removed at the end of the project.
SAFETY FIRST APPROACH
The West End brewery upgrade ran for 2 years with 35 specialised welders from TFG Group onsite full time.
To ensure the safety of their employees, sub-contractors and operations staff, Foodline Projects employed a dedicated onsite safety officer to oversee the project. As a result, 68,000 man hours were worked with zero safety incidents, MTIs or LTIs.
This safety first approach was particularly pertinent given that the total shut down time for the installation was only 7 weeks.