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Pneuvay Engineering Industrial Vacuum Projects


We supply industrial vacuum system to various industries. We have over 22 years of experience in the Supply of Industrial Vacuum Systems and have supplied and installed numerous systems throughout Australia.



Central Industrial Vacuum System for a Power Station (QLD)



Project


Client: Milmerran Power Station, Queensland
System Description: Central industrial vacuum system
Product for handling:Coal and coal dust


Process Description


Vacuuming of coal and coal dust from within the multiple floors of the building using vacuum points positioned throughout, allowing for the coal to be reclaimed into existing silo.


Problem


Open belt conveyors leading to an excessive build-up of coal and coal dust on the floors and horizontal surfaces.


Pneuvay's Solution


Install a vacuum system to eliminate the manual handling task of shovelling the coal into barrows and taking down stairs and disposing.


Features


Ability to discharge vacuumed coal back into the system for reuse using:

  • LTV200 blower
  • Hi-vacuum receiver incorporating a dust filter and Vigilex explosion panels
  • Stainless steel vacuum lines

Fully automated discharge system using:

  • 2 x vacuum systems for 2 separate towers
  • Both systems linked for redundancy and to direct relocation of vacuumed coal

Central industrial vacuum systems for the Milmerran Power Station

Central vacuum industrial systems for the Milmerran Power Station

About The Millmerran Power Station


The Millmerran Power Station, located near the town of Darling Downs in southern Queensland, is an 850 MW power and considered to be the most energy efficient and environmentally advanced coal-fired projects in Australia. It supplies electricity for about 1.1 million homes and sells all of its electricity into the National Electricity Market (NEM).


It is one of the lowest coal generators of the country, probably due to the coal for the power station coming from the adjacent open-cut Commodore min. This helps lower consumer electricity costs while creating minimal environmental impact on the surrounding land.


Visit Intergen to learn more about the Millmeran Power Station.


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Pneumatic Conveying and System Pipework for Rio Tinto (Bellbay)


Rio Tinto ( Bellbay) is just one of the numerous industries we have supplied with our pneumatic conveying pipework system. In this project, we installed the dust and product hoppers under a common service platform producing a total system that accommodates up to four operators simultaneously and includes a total of 14 points.


Pneuvay Engineering Pneumatic
Conveying System Pipework


The system pipework consists of a network of various sized pipes and the droppers located in the general area of the plant. All pipework is routed according to Pneuvay Constant Velocity theory in order to prevent blockages from occurring. It incorporates two (2) main pipe runs that connects all vacuum points at various locations throughout the plant. This impressive design and capacity equips the pneumatic conveying pipework system with the capacity to discharge from the cyclone vessels into a 2m3 removal skip.


Pneumatic Conveying Features of the System Pipework


The significant design features of this type of system
are further divided into:


Pneumatic Conveying Vacuum Features
  • Ability to vacuum at high velocity more than 200m
    from the receival vessel
  • Multiple size vacuum head arrangements
    50mm to 100mm tools
  • Designed for up to 4 operators simultaneously
  • Large skip remnant bin
Pneumatic Conveying Dust and Material Collector Features
  • Primary receival separation bin to separate
    larger items from the dust
  • Ability to recover dust and remnant material at
    temperatures over 150 °C
  • Reverse pulse continuous duty cartridge collector
  • Pneuvay constant velocity principles
    that prevent blockages

These photos show the vacuum blower mounted on the ground
for easy maintenance and access.


Large Multipoint Vacuum System

Large Multipoint Vacuum System

The primary cyclone prior to the filterset to remove large particles

The primary cyclone prior to the filterset to remove large particles

An LTV ISO installed at Comalco - Rio Tinto

An LTV ISO installed at Comalco - Rio Tinto

The Rio Tinto Superintendent on Handover

The Rio Tinto Superintendent on Handover

Shaving the Type of Product Conveyed

Shaving the Type of Product Conveyed


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Pneumatic Conveying Recovery System and Vacuum Cleaning
for ALS Chemex


Pneuvay Engineering has supplied a number of vacuum cleaning and recovery systems to ALS Chemex for their laboratories in Australia. The most recent case study involves the one for their Adelaide laboratory.


Adelaide Laboratory Pneumatic
Conveying Design Changes


One of the most recent projects for their Adelaide laboratory incorporated some up to the date design changes such as:

  • Added a wear plate at the air inlet to the cyclone
  • Used a drum lift cover eliminating the need for a discharge valve
  • Increased the cyclone steel plate thickness to 5 mm
    to withstand high abrasion
  • Added the option of a second discharge silencer to reduce
    the vacuum blower noise

Envelope Filters for Adelaide Laboratory


We used envelope filters media rather than cartridges. This new arrangement with the Pneuvay Vortex separating cyclone enables
the system to tolerate extremely high dust loadings. As a result,
the filters can tolerate far more abuse and can last as long as
3 to 4 years between changes.


Complete Pneumatic Conveying System for Adelaide Laboratory


We provided Adelaide Laboratory a complete system to include a receival cyclone providing primary separation equipped with a dust collector and filter hopper assembly. The exhauster is located on the ground while the dust and product hopper is installed on a common frame. The total system can accommodate 4 operators simultaneously and includes a total of 19 points.


Application Process of Pneuvay Engineering
Vacuum Systems for Adelaide Laboratory


Similarly with all Pneuvay Vacuum Systems, the Adelaide Laboratory project is consist of a network of various sized pipes. The droppers are located in the general area and in various locations throughout the plant while the vacuum material is conveyed back to a cyclone vessel, which discharges it into a 200 L bin, together with an exhauster. Ultimately, all pipework will be routed following Pneuvay Constant Velocity Theory to prevent blockages from occurring.


Typical vacuum system Installed at a mining laboratory with dual discharge silo to reduce noise

Typical vacuum system Installed at a mining laboratory
with dual discharge silo to reduce noise


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Pneumatic Conveying Solution
for the Sanding Environment
of a Major Airline


A major airline maintenance facility required a better quality, safe and operator friendly sanding environment. An existing room and system did not provide them with adequate features to ensure the health and safety of the operators. The operational requirement was to ensure that the trained employees were to perform their duty in a new room that provided both a dust capture system attached to their sanders and a dust collection system that provided them with a clean environment
to ensure good visibility.


Our Pneumatic Conveying Design
Concept Solution


The design concept of the Hi-Vac system is similar to the Pneuvay system installed at the Ford Motor Company in Campbellfield and displays various innovations. Our solution was to provide six Torit ECB power modules and install them in a freestanding position within a modified Torit /Pneuvay ECB6 room. It also included the option of a special 6-point high performance vacuum system, which is incorporated into the room design for connecting to Riva or Festa sanders.
This Hi-Vac system was also supplied with a set of tools that can be
used for many uses including:

  • General cleaning of the floor
  • Vacuuming out difficult crevices in the formwork
  • Cleaning at benches outside the room

The Advantages of
Non-Reflective White Panel


One of the important changes to the standard booth is the use of non-reflective white panels around the bottom of the booth. This helps the operator view the edges of the workpiece against a smooth non-reflective background enabling him to view any imperfections in the finishing work. This has dramatically improved the efficiency and quick quality of the finishing task.


One of many environmental control and glue spray booth used by airlines bonded structure facilities

One of many environmental control and glue spray booth used
by airlines bonded structure facilities


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Pneumatic Conveying
LT Blowers and Vacuum Pumps
for Marc Environmental


Our WA Perth agents Marc Environmental recently purchased from Pneuvay a series of Pneuvay LT blowers and vacuum pumps.
This included:

  • LT65
  • LT125
  • LTV150
  • LT100

Pneuvay Engineering's sales of these blowers have been over
100 units in recent times.

Pneuvay LTV 100 Blower

Pneuvay LTV 100 Blower


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Pneumatic Conveying Vacuum System for Peerless Holdings


Peerless Holdings recently installed another of Pneuvay's
constant velocity vacuum systems. This system is used for
cleaning up the factory of:

  • Waste
  • Animal fats
  • Dry powders

It was specifically designed to vacuum all materials that was
constantly discharged from the receival vessel.


The Importance of Design in
Pneumatic Conveying Vacuum System
for Peerless Holdings


The design of the vacuum system is of paramount importance for the success of this project. Fatty materials would easily block the vessel and cause failure of the entire vacuum system. Therefore, Pneuvay Engineering carefully studied this and produced a system that utilises the Pneuvay Constant Velocity Theory for them to produce a custom fit solution that can be modified to suit difficult situations.


Pneumatic Conveying Vacuum System for Peerless Holdings

Pneumatic Conveying Vacuum System for Peerless Holdings

Specifically designed vacuum system for Peerless Holdings

Specifically designed vacuum system for Peerless Holdings

One of Pneuvay's specifically designed vacuum systems used to clean up spills of organic dusts and meat meal

One of Pneuvay's specifically designed vacuum systems
used to clean up spills of organic dusts and meat meal


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Pneumatic Conveying Mobile
Vacuum Unit for Rio Tinto
(Pilbara Iron)


Rio Tinto (Pilbara Iron) recently commissioned Pneuvay Engineering to design and supply a mobile vacuum unit with the following components:

  • VSD drive for the blower to switch between 2", 3" & 4" vacuum outlets incorporated in the unit
  • 5' x 8' tandem trailer complete with an LTV100 blower
  • Receival skip dust collector arrangement
  • Industrial compressor

Key Features of the Mobile Vacuum Unit
for Rio Tinto (Pilbara Iron)


Today, this mobile unit is operating on site at the Pilbara mine without fault. Some of its key features include:

  • Overall weight less than 3000 kg and height less than 2500 mm
  • Storage compartments for all tools, hoses and electrical cable
  • Capable of use for light, medium or heavy duty vacuuming
  • Skip is able to be removed and emptied using a forklift
  • No requirement for compressed air on site
  • Integrated control panel and control logic
The recently commissioned Pneuvay Engineering by Rio Tinto the Mobile Vacuum.

This mobile vacuum rig unit is fully contained
with its own compressor and vacuum blower

The Pneuvay operating panel on a 300 KW Mobile Vacuum Unit

The Pneuvay operating panel on a 300 KW Mobile Vacuum Unit

The Pneuvay Mobile Vacuum Unit uses a VSD and can operate through 500mm/80mm/100mm conveying hoses

The Pneuvay Mobile Vacuum Unit uses a VSD and can operate through 500mm/80mm/100mm conveying hoses

Set of tools inside the cabinet

Set of tools inside the cabinet

Pneuvay builds different sets of units ranging from 30 KW to 200 KW

Pneuvay builds different sets of units ranging from 30 KW to 200 KW

Photo showing the easy removal of the tipping hopper at the rear of the mobile unit.

Photo showing the easy removal of the tipping hopper
at the rear of the mobile unit.

Pneuvay blower inside the vacuum trailer protected from misuse

Pneuvay blower inside the vacuum trailer protected from misuse

A Pneuvay mobile vacuum rig used for site cleaning

A Pneuvay mobile vacuum rig used for site cleaning


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