TFG Austline, an accredited member of Australian Stainless Steel Development Association , was recently entrusted to install a new brewhouse and fermentation cellar for Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle, Western Australia. Over a five-month period, a team of TFG Austline fabricators and specialised welders installed 25 vessels, five kilometres of stainless steel pipework, heat exchangers and over 3000 fittings and valves into the new brewhouse.
According to Tom Moultrie, Austline Manager, the whole project was carried out with the old brewery, bar and restaurant sandwiched between the new brewery and fermentation cellar. Not one hour of trading time was lost during installation.
According to Roger Bailey, Little Creatures Project Manager, stainless steel was specified for its corrosion resistance and low maintenance requirements. Stainless steel also provides microbiological stability, ensuring a high level of sanitation and minimal possibility for contamination. Using stainless steel is an innovative way to achieve reusable water in the brewery.
Grades 304 and 316 stainless steel were both specified in different applications, depending on the product being carried.