TFG’s Foodline Division
Within TFG Group, we have two main divisions, Foodline Projects and Austline Fabrications. Our Foodline Projects division allows us to work in the food, beverage, brewing, dairy, pharmaceutical and industrial industries within Australia. We are very proud of Foodline Project’s ability to provide our clients with the experience and a wealth of knowledge that allows for the successful delivery of mechanical installations.
One of the ways we can guarantee this is through our careful prior planning on every project. We synonymously incorporate engineering, design, drafting, site management and project administration planning so that each project can be carried out with ease.
Foodline Project’s is predominantly known for its stainless steel capabilities. Stainless steel welding is used in a range of ways, but we specifically use it for its sanitary properties. As Foodline Projects’s operates in the food and beverage production industries, all project components must be hygienic. This is also important for the pharmaceutical industry. For a past client, Foodline Project’s carried out pipe welding and tube welding to install bulk purification and sterile filtration systems in a pharmaceutical plant. This had to remain 100% sanitary to ensure that the products being produced in the plant are viable for human consumption. Using orbital welding – which is preferred when dealing with food-grade standards – to seal the pipes and tubes, we also employed the use of a borescope to ensure that the internal welds were secure and of the highest standard. These welds were documented to ASME BPE 2014 Bioprocessing Equipment Standard.
Another project that utilised stainless steel welding, and pipe welding/tube welding was one Foodline Project’s completed in South Australia, and it involved upgrading a malting plant. TFG stainless welders, pipe welders and tube welders all collaborated to carry out this major mechanical installation. The project utilised a whopping 3 kilometres of 304 and 316-grade pipes and tubes, all-welded to a sanitary standard, again using orbital welding. Stainless steel linings were used in the germination vessels to maintain the hygiene level of the project, which significantly reduces the chance of contamination to the malting process. The install featured an overhead gallery of pipes and tubes that connected the malting plant to the brewery.
Similarly, Foodline Projects carried out an upgrade in the dairy industry in 2018 that required extreme levels of sanitation. This installation was challenging as everything had to be completed in an aseptic environment – because after all, no one wants contaminated milk – while also maintaining zero lost production time. Foodline Projects managed to achieve this with our committed team of stainless steel tube and pipe welders who were able to complete the project with 100% sanitation and zero downtime, meaning the client was able to maintain production throughout the whole installation.
At TFG Foodline Projects we choose to use stainless steel because it is durable, yet still flexible and because it has a heightened resistance to corrosion, which is essential for sanitation and longevity. Our tube welders and pipe welders are always able to maintain the highest level of asepsis.
Stainless steel truly stands the test of time and allows TFG to make it happen.