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Pneuvay Engineering
Dust Collection Project
for Toyota Australia


The "Unit Parts" plant of Toyota in Australia is the manufacturing warehouse for the components of the new lines of Camry and Aurion. Thus, it requires a large scale welding fume extraction to be implemented in its new Australian plant.


Pneumatic Conveying Features
of the Dust Collection Project


This project is the largest integrated installation of Donaldson Downflo collector technology in Australia. It impressively features:

  • One (1) 20 litre drum that collects dust and fume remnant
  • Four (4) Donaldson Torit DF04-80 in its design and fit out
  • Four (4) individual 1200 mm diameter ducts, each with a spark arrester to remove primary particulate

With these components, the system is designed to effectively handle:

  • Approximately 200,000 m3/hr
  • Incorporate 160 filter cartridges
  • Duplex 2 x 150 kw fan arrangement

All ducting and extraction technology supplied by Pneuvay Engineering for this project was installed according to Australian Standards as
well as Toyota's stringent global benchmark on OH&S and environmental management.


Donaldson's DF04-80 Series
Fume Extraction System


Integral to the integrated technology of this system is Donaldson's DF04-80(x4) series fume extraction system that uses FR Ultra Web filters. Toyota laid down a strict project brief with a requirement for completely contained extraction of fumes generated by robotic welding and the integration of the fume extraction system was paramount in the new building to meet Toyota's strict OH&S requirements.


Dust Collector Installation Process


With the plant's capacity to operate on a 24/7 basis, it was imperative to ensure that the system to be engineered completely contains the mist from the moment it is sucked through a collection point to the time it emerges as clean air.


The entire installation is situated outside the plant with more than 25 metres of length. Our team has to install duct systems throughout the new building, reaching nearly 300 m of ducting, to guarantee it will draw the fume generated by the robotic welding activity effectively. With this, the fume is drawn up into any of the four (4) spark arrestors through the 1200mm in diameter of duct lines. From there the fume is transferred into a primary manifold and is passed through the filtration process filters. Clean air is then discharged, ready be released into the atmosphere or directed back into the building (which has conditioned air) free from environmental hazards.


Large Dust Filtration System Installed at Toyota Altona Victoria

Large Dust Filtration System Installed at Toyota Altona Victoria

Large Dust Filtration System Installed at Toyota Altona Victoria

Large Dust Filtration System Installed at Toyota Altona Victoria

Main Fan at Toyota Altona Project 200KW

Main Fan at Toyota Altona Project 200KW

Downflo Installation in Australia with over 280 cartridges

Downflo Installation in Australia with over 280 cartridges

The largest Downflo Installation in Australia with over 280 cartridges

The largest Downflo Installation in Australia with over 280 cartridges