Oaky Creek Raw Water Pipeline

This long coal mine raw water pipeline is joined by Victaulic double grooved couplings
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INFORMACIÓN GENERAL DEL PROYECTO

TIPO DE PROYECTO:
Tubería de agua bruta de mina de carbón
Propietario:

Glencore

Ingeniería:

Glencore

Contratista:

PCR Polyweld

Material de tuberías:

HDPE

Tamaños de tuberías:

16"

Ubicación:

Tieri, Queensland, Australia

Soluciones:

  • Facilidad de instalación
  • Velocidad de instalación
  • Integridad de las uniones
  • Instalación que no dependa del clima
  • Ahorro de tiempo
  • Compressed Schedule

The Oaky Creek raw water pipeline is an 8 km (5 miles) long pipeline consisting of 400mm (16’’) PN12.5 and PN10 HDPE piping. A critical line for the successful and safe operations of the mine, the raw water pipeline transports process water from the mine site catchment areas to the reverse osmosis plant. Leaks or failures of the pipeline could create a critical situation where a shut-down of mine operations could occur. Therefore, joint integrity was a paramount concern.

Due to the harsh environment of the region (reaching temperatures over 50°C/120°F), previously installed HDPE pipelines had experienced ongoing failures. With a goal of ongoing improvement, Oaky Creek sought a solution that would deliver high-quality joints to mitigate the risk of failure in extreme weather conditions.

Oaky Creek in turn chose to partner with Victaulic. Style 908 couplings provided a mechanical joint designed and tested to withstand the required end-loads and thermal movement of the system. Pipes were prefabricated and grooved off-site, allowing for QA procedures to be completed on every pipe. The system has been installed and commissioned with a 100% joint success rate and zero leaks reported.

The proven value of reduced installation time of the mechanical joint was evident on site. The crew was able to completely install each Style 908 coupling in just 10 minutes, resulting in a time savings of 55% and reducing days required from 80 days for fusing down to just 35 days for coupling installation. The pipeline became functional 45 days earlier than expected, allowing the site to begin pumping water immediately.

DE UN VISTAZO

TIPO DE PROYECTO:
Tubería de agua bruta de mina de carbón
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Propietario:

Glencore

Ingeniería:

Glencore

Material de tuberías:

HDPE

Ubicación:

Tieri, Queensland, Australia

Contratista:

PCR Polyweld

Tamaños de tuberías:

16"

Soluciones:

  • Facilidad de instalación
  • Velocidad de instalación
  • Integridad de las uniones
  • Instalación que no dependa del clima
  • Ahorro de tiempo
  • Compressed Schedule

The Oaky Creek raw water pipeline is an 8 km (5 miles) long pipeline consisting of 400mm (16’’) PN12.5 and PN10 HDPE piping. A critical line for the successful and safe operations of the mine, the raw water pipeline transports process water from the mine site catchment areas to the reverse osmosis plant. Leaks or failures of the pipeline could create a critical situation where a shut-down of mine operations could occur. Therefore, joint integrity was a paramount concern.

Due to the harsh environment of the region (reaching temperatures over 50°C/120°F), previously installed HDPE pipelines had experienced ongoing failures. With a goal of ongoing improvement, Oaky Creek sought a solution that would deliver high-quality joints to mitigate the risk of failure in extreme weather conditions.

Oaky Creek in turn chose to partner with Victaulic. Style 908 couplings provided a mechanical joint designed and tested to withstand the required end-loads and thermal movement of the system. Pipes were prefabricated and grooved off-site, allowing for QA procedures to be completed on every pipe. The system has been installed and commissioned with a 100% joint success rate and zero leaks reported.

The proven value of reduced installation time of the mechanical joint was evident on site. The crew was able to completely install each Style 908 coupling in just 10 minutes, resulting in a time savings of 55% and reducing days required from 80 days for fusing down to just 35 days for coupling installation. The pipeline became functional 45 days earlier than expected, allowing the site to begin pumping water immediately.