MECHVAC have designed, manufactured and installed an air conditioning system for the Orora Glass Bottling Plant at Gawler SA. This factory manufactures 1.5 million bottles per day. This system is for cooling 15,000 m2 of factory space and consists of 16 air conditioning units with supply air distribution ductwork to reach into the middle of the factory.
This project was a staged implementation commencing in 2015 with final completion in 2020. At the beginning of the project the typical factory air temperature during the summer season was always above 45 deg C due to the high heat load generated by the bottle manufacturing process. At project completion the factory temperature dropped down to a nominal 30 deg C which was a significant increase in comfort levels for the operators and productivity for the factory.
Customer Benefits and Project Outcomes
- Air conditioning plant for operator comfort for relief in summer conditions from nearby glass furnaces
- Provide positive pressure air control for a food safe factory environment for dust and insect pest control
- Turnkey project delivery
- On time delivery
- On budget, no cost overruns
- Zero lost time injuries
- Less than 0.5% non-conformances