Over a five-month period, a team of Austline fabricators and specialised welders installed 25 vessels, five kilometres of stainless steel pipework, heat exchangers and over 3,000 fittings and valves into the
Austline Manager, Tom Moultrie, said the construction process was quite unique. “The whole project was carried out with the old brewery, bar and restaurant sandwiched between the new brewery and fermentation cellar,” he said.
Little Creatures Project Manager, Roger Bailey, said stainless steel was specified for its corrosion resistance and low maintenance requirements.
Stainless also provides micro-biological stability, ensuring a very high level of sanitation and minimal possibility for contamination, he said.
“Using stainless steel is an innovative way to achieve reusable water in the brewery,” Mr Bailey said.
Grades 304 and 316 were both specified in different applications, depending on the product being carried.
Not one hour of trading time was lost during installation. “Any cross over where we worked on the areas still being used were done at night,” Mr Moultrie said.
This article featured in Australian Stainless magazine - Issue 45 Summer 2009.