ASSDA Accredited member TFG Austline was recently entrusted to install a new brewhouse and fermentation cellar for the Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle.
Over a five-month period, a team of Austline fabricators and specialised welders installed 25 vessels, 5 km of stainless steel pipework, heat exchangers and over 3000 fittings and valves into the new brewhouse.
Austline Manager Tom Moultrie said the construction process was quite unique. “The whole project was carried out with the older brewery, bar and restaurant sandwiched between the new brewery and fermentation cellar,” he said.
Roger Bailey, Little Creatures Project Manager, said stainless steel was specified for its corrosion resistance and low maintenance requirements.
Stainless also provides micro-biological stability, ensuring a high level of sanitation and minimal possibility for contamination, he said.
“Using stainless steel is an innovative way to achieve re-usable water in the brewery,” Bailey said.
Grades 304 and 316 were both specified in different applications, depending on the product being carried.
Not one hour of trading time was lost during installation. “Any crossover where we worked on the areas still being used was done at night,” Moultrie said.