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ASU Plant

Erection of Major Plant and Equipment

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By far one of the largest technically difficult projects undertaken by TPME prior to recently updating its image and rebranding in July 2017.
 
In short, the plant manufactures Liquid Oxygen and Nitrogen from the surrounding air and distributes to key consumers around New Zealand, the largest being New Zealand Steel and Local Hospitals.
 
The value of this project was approx. $12m and expended some 200,000 man-hours on completion. The company provided some 125-skilled staff at its peak to Install Heavy Plant and Equipment along with many fabricated kilometers of process services piping of differing diameters over a 12month period in a number of discreet stages.
 
Carbon, Stainless and Aluminum Piping connecting plant to equipment was all undertaken to ASME 31.3-2006 Process Piping Code and welded in accordance with the ASME1X and subject to 100% Radiography examination with stringent blue light cleaning process.
 
After Installation, all pipes were subject to Pressure Testing with either Nitrogen or Water depending on its service.
 
A number of major Crane Lifts were undertaken to site some of the Larger Vessels and Structures in confined spaces, these lifts were upwards of 80 tonnes with a maximum Tank Lift of 120 tonnes using ( 2 ) 400tonne cranes..
 
The Project Management team lead by a well experienced site manager and complimented with additional Site Supervisors, Q A and Health and Safety personnel, Material controllers and, Commissioning Engineers dedicated their efforts to building this plant within the project Timeline.
 
Careful Planning and Documentation along with the on time supply of Fabricated items from the TP Engineering Workshop was the key to a successful project.
 
Photographic Images tell the story.