Fuchs Lubricant Manufacturing Facility

Client: Fuchs Lubricants
Year: 2016-2017
Industry: Industrial
Location: New South Wales

TFG Group proudly completed the Greenfield mechanical installation expansion for Fuchs Lubricants in Beresfield, New South Wales. The 12-month installation project included nine kilometres of 304 stainless steel sanitary grade tube, one kilometre of stainless steel pipe, multiple tanks and the specialised fabrication of a blending platform and pipe racks to move specialised oils around the 25,000 metered squared factory.

After receiving the process design and P&ID’s from Fuchs, TFG mechanically designed and installed the pipe routes and pipe racks which increased production capacity from 30 to 90 million litres. TFG was integral in the success of the project through designing and incorporating 3D models of the pipe routes and racks which improved efficiency within the facility. TFG also completed the piping and installation to the unique loading arm, which was aptly nicknamed “Optimus Prime”.

TFG Group’s Fabrication division engineering team designed and completed 3D drawings of the 35-tonne blending platform and pipe racks, which were fabricated in Austline’s workshop and then installed onsite at the plant. The racks were designed with 40 percent extra capacity for future expansion in mind and the platform which is over 40 meters long and three tiers high was flat packed, transported, assembled and then expertly installed on site in Beresfield.

TFG reached another project milestone in quality and safety with 12 months or 26,000 hours MTI and LTI free. This is a testament to the dedicated project team on completing the specialised installation of pipework, tanks and all equipment within budget and on time.