QNP, QUEENSLAND NITRATES PTY LTD

CLIENT:   QNP, QUEENSLAND NITRATES PTY LTD

PROJECT:  AMMONIUM NITRATE SOLUTION LOAD OUT FACILITY

COMPLETION:  SEPTEMBER, 2016

Queensland Nitrates Pty Ltd (QNP) identified an opportunity for the direct sale of ANSol into the market without the conversion into emulsion. In order to take advantage of this opportunity QNP engaged Xtreme Engineering Pty Ltd for the construction of an ANSol loadout facility. The project took place at QNP’s Moura plant approximately 2 hours west of Gladstone, QLD.

Xtreme Engineering were contracted by QNP to supply and install a functional load out station for 24hour use and approximately 350 lineal meters of wear resistant, insulated SS piping including:

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Detailed drafting of designed steelwork and piping for fabrication

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Procurement and supply of steelwork piping, fittings and mechanical componentry

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Fabrication, passivation, NDT and hydrostatic testing of 304SS Sched 10  piping

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Fabrication, protective coating and preassembly of approx.. 15 tonne of load out station structural steelwork

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Installation of structural and mechanical steelwork including pneumatically operated stairs and telescopic discharge chute

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Float transport of the preassembled Load out station structure to site

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Installation of 350 lineal meters of piping and fittings including ANSol transfer, steam, plant water, plant air and potable water lines

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Steam tracing and aluminium cladding to pipework

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Site hydrotesting, tie ins of lines and commissioning of the works

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Provision of approx.. 30 tonne of scaffolding and cranes necessary to perform the works

AMMONIUM NITRATE SOLUTION LOAD OUT FACILITY

The project was successfully completed with nil incidents recorded and the highest level of safety and quality maintained for QNP. It has been reported that the new facility is well exceeding its intended productivity and that QNP are very happy with the investment made.

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