projects

Access Petrotec has contributed to major resources and industrial projects around the world.

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Our key projects include

2017

Kwinana Nickel Refinery – Supply of Nickel Reduction Autoclaves

Access Petrotec supplied and delivered two Nickel Reduction Autoclaves to BHP Billiton for their Nickel Refinery replacement and expansion project.

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Kwinana Nickel Refinery – Supply of Nitrogen Receiver

Access Petrotec supplied and delivered a Nitrogen Receiver to BHP Billiton for their Nickel Refinery replacement and expansion project.

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2016

Kwinana Nickel Refinery – Ventilation System Study

Access Petrotec reviewed the existing vent network and recommended a solution to overcome ventilation problems.

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2015

Apollo II Geismar – Process Vessel Supply

Access Petrotec has been invited by Honeywell to submit a bid for the design, fabrication,
testing, inspection and supply of shop fabricated Carbon Steel pressure vessels for the
Honeywell Apollo 2 Project, which is located in Geismar, LA, USA.

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CSBP Kwinana – Sodium Cyanide Isotainers

Access Petrotec supplied and manufactured 6 new Sodium Cyanide ISO pressure vessels for Wesfarmers CSBP fleet of aging rail transport vessels.

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Kwinana Nickel West – Air Compressors

Access Petrotec supplied 7 air compressors to replace existing deteriorating equipment at BHP Billitons Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter facility.

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2014

Gladstone LNG, Brine Injection Facilities

Access Petrotec was awarded the design and development of an unmanned Process Control System which could be remotely controlled through satellite communication.

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Hope Downs 4, Fuel Storage and Refueling Facilities

Forge Group subcontracted Process, Electrical and Control System Design to Access Petrotec and supply of complete Controls system and Field Instrumentation for Fuel Storage and Vehicle Refuelling facilities.

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Nickel West Kalgoorlie, Rolling Stock Replacement

BHP Billiton ordered 49 off vessels to Access Petrotec and Mining Solutions to replace the vessels in the existing fleet under a very challenging project schedule.

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2013

Hope Downs 4, Fuel Storage and Refueling Facilities

Forge Group subcontracted Process, Electrical and Control System Design to Access Petrotec and supply of complete Controls system and Field Instrumentation for Fuel Storage and Vehicle Refuelling facilities.

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Kwinana, Ammonia Evaporator Replacement

CSBP, Kwinana discovered in January 2013 that Ammonia Evaporator had deteriorated beyond repairs and required to be replaced in the shutdown planned in Late July, 2013.

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2012

Kwinana Nickel Refinery, Water Pumps Upgrade

Upgrade of Demineralized Water Pumping System including Structural design and fabrication of pump skids. Design of plant piping, preparation of fabrication isometrics. Supply of pre-fabricated piping for installation during shutdown.

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Tallawara Power Station, Pump Supply

Brownfield modifications for Sea Water cooling system for 400 MW Turbine and Alternator at Tallawara Power Station.

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Hart Lane UK, CFD Contact Tank Analysis

Access Petrotec was employed to carry out the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis to calculate actual residence time with current design and to suggest remedial measures to meet the requisite performance criterion.

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2011

NR2 Offshore Platform – Fire Water Pump Calculations

Access Petrotec was appointed by Woodside to carry out the engineering calculations to ensure facilities receive firewater from the pumping system on time in the event of fire.

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Kwinana Nickel Refinery – Piping Stress Review and Support

Access Petrotec has reviewed plant piping for thermally induced piping stresses of Copper Boil Pots at BHP’s Kwinana Nickel Refinery using CAESAR II.

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NR2 Offshore Platform – CFD Analysis of Suction Piping

Access Petrotec carried out CFD analysis to address concern about too many bends in the suction piping of the Tempered Water Pumps, which could possibly cause uneven flow distribution between top and bottom impeller eyes leading to vibrations and reduced bearing life.

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2010

Mount Gordon – High Capacity Evaporator Design

Access Petrotec was trusted to carry out complete detailed engineering design of the de-watering project. Work included hydraulic modelling of the system, selection and specification of equipment, provision of procurement assistance and preparation of commissioning and operating procedures for the facilities.

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Rio Tinto Angelas Mine – Lifting and Support Calculations

Access Petrotec carried out structural design and lifting calculations for the Re-lift Turkeys Nest pump assemblies.

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OKHA FPSO – CFD Analysis of Firewater Suction Piping

Access Petrotec modelled suction pipe work of the firewater and aft lift pumping systems in ANSYS FLUENT CFD software and worked out velocity distribution across the cross section of the pipe work to improve system performance and reduce head losses.

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2009

Tallawara Power Station – Pump Supply and Hydraulic Calculations

TruEnergy required an additional sump pump to manage the stormwater at the Tallawara Power Station in New South Wales. Access Petrotec carried out the necessary hydraulic calculations to determine capacity and pressure drop in the system and specify the pump.

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