Case Studies

Acrodyne has published a series of Case Studies covering a number of product applications and solutions to projects across Australia and New Zealand.

Case Study – DBNGP Critical Compressor Station Upgrade

Case Study - DBNGP Critical Compressor Station Upgrade DBNGP_LPS_SLR DBNGP_Site DBNGP_LPS Site Overview: The Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) is the longest natural gas pipeline in Australia. It is 26” in diameter, which also makes it one of Australia’s largest in terms of transmission capacity. The pipeline runs from a point near Withnell Bay, on the Burrup Peninsula near Dampier, to Bunbury in the South-West of the State.

Case Study – Profibus Network Upgrade

Case Study -Profibus Network Upgrade - Limitorque Site Overview: A Wastewater Treatment Plant located south of Sydney uses around 50 million litres of very highly treated wastewater in its industrial processes each year. The plant is a secondary treatment plant discharging treated wastewater to the ocean via a shoreline outfall at the headland.

Case Study – New Water Reclamation Plant

Case Study - Limitorque QX Water Reclamation Plant Upgrade Site Overview: The plant is located in the Adelaide Coastal water catchment area in South Australia. The Water Reclamation Plant was built to take the storm water from the metro and industrial areas of Adelaide, process it through a UV and chemical treatment and once the process is complete, the water is then fed back into the water table.

Case Study – Fuel Terminal Upgrade

Limitorque MX10 Site Overview: The customer is one of the world’s largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemical products for everyday items.

Case Study – Plant Environmental Upgrade

Case Study – Plant Environmental Upgrade Clarence River Limitorque Site Overview: Located on the Clarence River north of Sydney the Water Treatment Plant has recently had an extensive upgrade to its process and actuation.

Case Study – OH&S Aqueduct Upgrade

Melbourne Water - Yarra Glen Acrodyne Case Study Site Overview: The customer is a Victorian Water statutory authority that controls much of the water system across Melbourne including the reservoirs, and the sewerage and drainage system that services the city. This reservoir pumps water from the Yarra River and is important in meeting peak summer demand in the northern parts of Melbourne.

Case Study – Actuated Alligator Valve Upgrade

Actuated Alligator Valve Upgrade Site Overview: A Reservoir located east of Melbourne, has a capacity of 200,000 megalitres. Water from the Reservoir supplies towns in the upper Yarra Valley, and Silvan Reservoir, which transfers water to most parts of Melbourne.

Case Study – Critical Control Actuator Upgrade

Critical Control Actuator Upgrade Site Overview: Located North of Brisbane the Power Station is a 1600 megawatt facility and it is one of the largest power stations in Queensland. The plant primarily supplies power to domestic energy users along with various alumina, cement and gas processing facilities within the Gladstone region.

Case Study – North Sea Retrofit Valvescan VSD Controller

Site Overview: The North Sea has long been the site of important European shipping lanes as well as a major fishery. The sea is a popular destination for recreation and tourism in bordering countries and more recently has developed into a rich source of energy resources including fossil fuels, wind, and early efforts in wave power.

Case Study – Camtorc Tripguard System

Case Study - Camtorc Tripguard Diagram Site Overview: The North Sea has long been the site of important European shipping lanes as well as a major fishery. The sea is a popular destination for recreation and tourism in bordering countries and more recently has developed into a rich source of energy resources including fossil fuels, wind, and early efforts in wave power.

Case Study – Australia’s Oldest Water Supply

Next Generation Limitorque MX on a butterfly valve Site Overview: Acrodyne have recently been involved in a valve actuation upgrade at the treatment plant of Australia’s oldest water supply. The reservoir was built in 1857 and at the time of its completion it was the largest artificial reservoir in the world.

Case Study – Quick Delivery Prevents Delays for Power Station

Limitorque LPS pneumatic actuator Project overview: The end user needed to replace an existing actuated valve in operation on an isolation steam valve application due to general wear and tear. Isolation valves are a key component in any fluid system as they are used to stop the flow of fluid into a particular area of the system.

Case Study – Significant Upgrade to Sludge Drying Pans

Sludge Drying Pans Upgrade Case Study - Limitorque The Project: A major treatment plant in Victoria had a requirement to automate 24 inlet valves that filled their sludge drying pans. Each sludge drying pan is similar in size to a standard soccer field and require manual input to open and close the knifegate valves periodically, possibly 2 – 3 times per year.

Case Study – Victorian Town Takes Action During Drought

Filtec Bore ACROTORQ Electric Actuators Case Study The Project: With an existing holding tank which held water from various suppliers, the local water authority decided to build a brand new purification plant. This was a new project that would enable the filtration and purification of local bore water via a Micro Media Filter system as a supplement to the town’s water supply.

Case Study – Upgrade Required to Avoid Possible OH&S Issues

AFTER Limitorque MX Electric Actuator - Water Filtration Plant OHS Case Study The Project: The end user contacted Acrodyne to replace and automate 4 x knife gate valves that had previously been manually operated. The manually operated valves required multiple turns to open / close and due to their age became increasingly hard to operate.

Case Study – Automated Solution Provides Improved Accuracy

Site Overview: The facility, located in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne produces a precursor chemical used in water intensive industries such as the paper and pulp industry. Once produced the chemical product is transported within a flexible bladder and shipped internationally.

Case Study – Water Plant Upgrade to Combat the Harsh Environment

Site Overview: A Victorian Recycled Water Plant that required the upgrade is located in its environmental precinct. The precinct is also home to the existing water reclamation facility and biosolids drying plant. The plant supplies high quality Class A and consistent quality Class C recycled water for a range of customers and uses.

Case Study – Smelter Incinerator Upgrade

Site Overview: Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) is proud to be Australia’s largest aluminium smelter. BSL produces in excess of 570,000 tonnes of aluminium per year and is located in Gladstone just south of Brisbane. Their reputation for exceptional quality and reliability keeps them at the forefront of their industry.

Case Study – Liddell Power Station Upgrade

Case Study - Liddell Power Station Upgrade - Beck circuit Site Overview: Liddell Power Station is one of four power stations in New South Wales, with a generating capacity of 2,200 megawatts. The Station is located between Singleton and Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW.

Case Study – Major Gate Installation

Acrodyne Limitorque MX Electric Actuator Site Overview: Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) are the fourth largest water distributor-retailer in Australia, supplying drinking water, recycled water and sewerage services to a population of more than 1.4 million in South East Queensland. Luggage Point Waste Water Treatment Plant is located near the Brisbane Airport and roughly 15kms from the CBD and supports the metropolitan area.

Case Study – Critical Control Actuator Upgrade

Case Study - Critical Control Actuator Upgrade Site Overview: Located North of Brisbane the Power Station is a 1600 megawatt facility and it is one of the largest power stations in Queensland. The plant primarily supplies power to domestic energy users along with various alumina, cement and gas processing facilities within the Gladstone region.

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