Tindal RAAF Aircraft Parking & Housing Upgrade (NT)

Asset Owner: Northern Territory Power & Water

Contractor: BMD Constructions

Address: Tindal, Katherine, NT

Project Background
The Royal Australian Air Force Base Redevelopment is upgrading their current infrastructure to accommodate a new housing project by installing new sewer, water and power lines.

Project Details:
The pipeline runs underneath the aircraft parking and runway of the RAAF base which means certain factors need to be considered in the design.  One of these is the potential for hazardous chemicals to encounter the pipelines, to accommodate this, a special NBR (nitrile butadiene rubber) gasket has been supplied on all couplings to ensure no deterioration occurs over the pipeline’s life.  A range of diameters are required for this project including:
Flowtite CFW-GRP DN750 SN10,000, PN6
Flowtite CFW-GRP DN450 SN10,000, PN6
Flowtite CFW-GRP DN300 SN10,000, PN6

Engineering & Design
Our highly qualified in-house team of mechanical and civil engineers will provide comprehensive technical support, engineering and design services at all stages of the pipeline diversion.

Manufacturing and Qualification
Flowtite Pipe Systems are certified to Australian and International standards from AS, ISO, TUV, EN, and ISO9001. To meet these standards, stringent manufacturing inspection and testing were carried out, including raw material qualification, stiffness testing and dimensional verification.

Supply & Logistics
Global Pipe provided a complete transport, freight logistics, warehousing and distribution solution to supply Flowtite products.  Global Pipe along with our supply partners, Viadux, came up with the most efficient and cost-effective solution to freight the pipe from Adelaide to Bundaberg being semi-trailer freight.

Project Management and Supervision
Global Pipe’s team of engineers will provide dedicated technical support throughout the project lifecycle – ensuring engineering & project challenges are dealt with immediately to minimise risk and maximise peace-of-mind for all stakeholders.

Training and Support
Global Pipe provided BMD Constructions with comprehensive product support and technical training information to installers and project supervisors. Global Pipe is also supported by the expansive engineering resources of our manufacturer, Flowtite.