Iplex’s experience in manufacturing large bore PE100 pipe in combination with the team’s ability to provide technical assistance, deliver projects in a safe and timely manner and work with the customer, enabled us to provide a complete solution; delivered.
One of Melbourne’s treatment plants treats half of Melbourne’s sewage while providing an internationally recognised bird habitat. The plant occupies 10,500 hectares and produces 40 billion litres of recycled water a year.
A failing, on site, fixed concrete pipe raw sewerage line required replacement. Collaboration between Iplex’s sales and manufacturing team provided our customer a solution using PE100 material.
The Iplex Albury team manufactured approximately 830m of DN1800 PN4 PE100 pipe for the project. To offer a complete solution, our Brisbane fabrication department produced 30° and 45° bends for the project.
Through the manufacturing process, the team hosted the client, contractor and installer in our factory and once completed, our distribution and transport team ensured a co-ordinated approach to delivering this large bore pipe safely to site – working together to achieve a seamless project.
With such a large diameter of PE100 pipe, a specialised welder was required. GEM Industrial imported a McElroy Talon welder from Tulsa in the USA to weld the pipes. This impressive piece of equipment stands approximately 12m tall.
Our coordinated approach enabled GEM Industrial to successfully achieve 4 welds per day, making the project an impressive accomplishment.