Ravensdown have developed a range of revolutionary fertilizer products and due to demand they have recently built a new state-of-the-art processing and distribution facility in New Plymouth. PW Engineering showed us through the plant last week and explained why Europress was selected to transfer a variety of services. Follow the link below to hear about their experiences and check out some inspiring footage of this impressive project…
Pernod Ricard New Zealand - Glycol, Nitrogen, Water, Compressed Air
With extremely tight timeframes to meet, Pernod Ricard chose to use Europress for glycol, nitrogen, water, and compressed air reticulation pipework. What made this an interesting project, Pernod Ricard hadn't used Europress before, so were unsure on the savings. They did a trial, piping up five tanks in welded stainless steel and four tanks in Europress. Follow the link below to find out what they found....
Europress was selected for the command water system controlling two large diaphragm valves on a major irrigation project in the South Island. The installers found Europress very quick and easy to work with in the damp conditions, especially due to the fact it could be dry-fitted.
The Smiths Snackfood Co Ltd - Europress for compressed air
EHL Group recently completed the installation of a nitrogen plant at The Smiths Snackfood (a PepsiCo company) potato chip factory in Adelaide, using Europress stainless steel for the compressed air pipework. Liam O’Neill, EHL Project & Design Engineer, really appreciated the availability of CAD models and price lists that made designing and pricing the project even easier.
Carter Holt Harvey Dairy Conversion Project - Elysee Medium Density Compression Fittings
Given the huge varying temperature extremes in the central North Island region, Elysee compression fittings were selected to be installed on this project because of their quality and ability to handle these extremes.
Airbus (Toulouse, France) - Compressed Air
Europress has taken to new heights in Southern France. Europress was used in a world leading Airbus aircraft assembly factory to replace existing compressed air lines. Europress was selected because of its reliability as a piping system and the incredible ease and speed of installation benefits.
Recently Waterworks Wholesale working with Dunedin based Engineering Company, Farra Stainless, completed the installation of over 2500m of Europress in the new Emerson’s Brewery in Dunedin. Europress was used for all the service lines alongside the welded stainless steel beer lines, and once again produced extremely fast and easy installation, the difference between the project being completed on time and not.
Skellerup, a leading global manufacturer of rubber teats used in dairy milking equipment, chose Europress as their primary piping system in their new factory in Christchurch. The project involved over 5.3km of Europress stainless steel pipe being installed. The significant installations savings that Europress offers and the availability of stock from Waterworks Wholesale were key deciding factors for Skellerup in this successful installation.
The impressive Palm Resort with the Atlantis Hotel and Waterpark, with over 1500 rooms, a 42 acre waterpark, and over 20 dining restaurants, selected Spears as their preferred piping system to circulate the huge volumes of water required.
The Burj Khalifa Tower (Dubai, UAE) - Potable Water & Drainage
Spears Sch. 80 PVC and CPVC pipe system were selected for the potable water and drainage system in the world's tallest building (828m to the roof). The reputability of the Spears product, their ability to produce large volumes of product and deliver on time were key deciding factors in this iconic project.
It's not everyday you see a factory of 92900 square metres! However an incredible feat was achieved when the 92900 square metre Chobani Plant in Idaho USA was constructed in 326 days. The Spears CPVC LabWaste and CPVC Sch. 80 systems were selected for the huge process water system on this project. 6000m of LabWaste pipe and over 6500 LabWaste fittings, 370m of Sch. 80 CPVC pipe for manifolds and 920 litres of solvent cement and primer were used.
Not only did AICA, a leading New Zealand chemical manufacturer, see the speed of installation as a major benefit with the Europress system but being stainless steel was a further benefit as they were able to get a high quality system for their coastal environment installed fast, minimising disruption to the plant. Also, Waterworks Wholesale's ability to manufacture a specialist fitting proved a further time and cost saving for AICA.
Racing time to beat the rapid approaching grape harvest, New Zealand's most awarded winery, Villa Maria Estate, chose Europress because of the speed at which it can be installed which for them turned a near impossible task into a project completed on time. Also, being able to install Europress with minimal disruption to the wineries operations was a huge benefit to Villa Maria.
Flow Industries were awarded the contract for installing the pipework in the complex relocation of a sausage plant from Tegel Auckland and integrating it into the existing New Plymouth factory. Working under an exceptionally tight time frames Flow proved the exceptional speed of installation benefits of Europress, completing an over 200m 3" boiler line in approximately 16 hours including pressure testing. Flow completed the project well ahead of schedule a truly unbelievable result given the time frames.
A complex renovation at Tegel Foods New Plymouth processing plant involved the relocation of a sausage making machine from it's Auckland facility. Extremely tight time frames and working around time schedules of the existing plant proved a massive challenge for installers. However, in choosing Europress they were not only able to meet the tight time frames but beat them.