Plant up­grade for ANZCO

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - FOOD -

ANZCO re­cently com­menced a multi-stage plant up­grade, with the first stage be­ing the beef tripe line. In­cluded in the pro­ject were the in­stal­la­tion of new hot and cold wa­ter feeds and com­pressed air lines. These were lo­cated both ex­ter­nally and in­ter­nally within the pro­cess­ing build­ing.

The pipework in­stal­la­tion was un­der­taken by Men­zies Plumb­ing from Ti­maru.

The pro­ject was un­der­taken dur­ing the plant pro­cess­ing sea­son. This meant that the pipework in­stal­la­tion had to be com­pleted within a very tight sched­ule to elim­i­nate any in­ter­rup­tion to the plant’s op­er­a­tion.

ANZCO had pre­vi­ously in­stalled Kem­bla’s KemPress stain­less steel press fit tube sys­tem in other parts of their plant, and have now stan­dard­ised on it for their wa­ter and com­pressed air lines through­out the plant. Hav­ing KemPress used for the beef tripe line was im­por­tant for ANZCO as they can easily main­tain and add to the line in the fu­ture if re­quired. Another key con­sid­er­a­tion for ANZCO was that the pipework se­lected for the pro­ject could had good weather and UV re­sis­tance, al­low­ing it to be used both in­ter­nally and ex­ter­nally.

With the pipework need­ing to be in­stalled over a week­end, speed and ease of in­stal­la­tion was crit­i­cal to Men­zies. Be­ing able to elim­i­nate the need for hot work per­mits and a fire watcher while join­ing the pipework would also en­sure the work could be done within the pro­ject sched­ule.

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