Water Journal : Water Journal May 2012
new products & services water MAY 2012 93 SPECIALISED WATER CONTROL SOLUTIONS UNVEILED Photos and information highlighting the water control infrastructure utilised in some of the country's most significant water projects are now available to all with the release of AWMA's new website at: www.awma.au.com A wide variety of penstock, stopboard and bulkhead information is now available online through the company's website. AWMA Pty Ltd is the only fully Australian owned specialist penstock manufacturer. AWMA believes experience gained in the design, manufacture and installation of specialised water control infrastructure should be shared with all industry stakeholders and operators worldwide to help secure our water resources. Water control solutions developed to combat industry challenges such as flood mitigation, spill containment, environmental protection, irrigation metering, emergency isolation, aggressive environments and extremely high head pressures can now be viewed across a wide range of applications. For further information visit: www. awma.au.com or call 1800 664 852. GARDNER DENVER LAUNCHES HIGH EFFICIENCY CENTRIFUGAL TURBO BLOWER Gardner Denver has launched an energy-efficient and cost-effective new range of centrifugal turbo blowers. The new high-speed range of single-stage centrifugal blowers represents an energy- efficient, environmentally friendly and low-maintenance blower solution ideal for wastewater treatment plants. These high-efficiency centrifugal turbo blowers are fitted with a variable speed drive as standard for optimised system efficiency. Using frequency inverter technology ensures that the turbo blower only produces the actual compressed air required at any given time. Precisely meeting compressed air demand reduces the energy consumed as well as wear to the motor, optimising energy usage and enhancing the lifetime of the blower. The energy savings that can be created with the new range of Gardner Denver centrifugal turbo blowers ensures a short payback period on initial investment. With sound emissions as low as 75dBA, creating almost no vibrations and running oil-free, these turbo blowers are also the environmental option. Low cost of ownership is guaranteed. The new range of centrifugal turbo blowers is virtually maintenance-free, with no wearing parts. Only the filter mats require periodic replacement. An integrated soft starter comes as standard for convenient installation and ease of use. The range is available with a motor rating from 11kW to 250kW, with minimum working pressure 0.3 bar(g) and free air delivery 200 m3/min. For more information phone 03 9212 5800 or visit: www.gardnerdenver.com.au IPLEX NEGOTIATES AGREEMENT FOR FLOWTITETM GRP PIPE Since the mid-1980s, Iplex Pipelines has been at the forefront of Glass Reinforced Plastics (GRP) pipe in Australasia, boasting hundreds of projects covering thousands of kilometres of high and low pressure pipelines in both open trench and jacking applications. Negotiations have recently concluded in a distribution and technical support agreement between Iplex and the South Australia-based GRP pipe manufacturer RPC Pipe Systems, for FLOWTITETM GRP pipe. This marriage combines Iplex's extensive experience in pipeline design, material selection, supply and logistics, with RPC's manufacturing capabilities and the state-of-the-art FLOWTITETM process technology. FLOWTITETM pipe was developed in Norway in the early 1970s and is now licensed on all continents with 44 production lines operating in 22 pipe factories worldwide. The unique manufacturing process utilises a continuous mandrel winding system, which permits rapid automated production in long lengths with exceptional quality control. This is not Iplex's first encounter with the FLOWTITETM GRP pipe product; in 2008 Iplex successfully completed supply of 99 kilometres of DN1000 and DN1200 FLOWTITETM pipe for Australia's largest recycled water project, the South East Queensland Water Grid, to avoid devastating water shortages in that region. That project was given two years and four months for completion when the industry timeframe benchmark was more than four years. At the time, many critics doubted it could be achieved. Two major portions of the SEQ Water Grid were supplied in FLOWTITETM. The Western Corridor Recycled Water Pipeline section from Lowood to Caboonbah utilised 49km of DN1000 and 16km of DN1200 of FLOWTITETM PN16 pipe and fittings, while the Northern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI) from Landers Shute to Morayfield, involved another 34km of DN1200 PN25 FLOWTITETM. DESIGN BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN DELIVERING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE MELBOURNE Peter Everist 03 9863 3535 firstname.lastname@example.org SYDNEY Hugh McGinley 02 9325 5822 email@example.com ADELAIDE Owen Jayne 08 8348 1687 firstname.lastname@example.org BRISBANE Hugh McGinley 02 9325 5822 email@example.com PERTH David Foot 08 9346 8557 firstname.lastname@example.org wigroup.com.au RPC Pipe Systems at Lonsdale, SA.
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