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Air Radiators set to showcase new product Alu Fin at world’s leading construction and mining exhibition

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Air Radiators set to showcase Alu fin product at bauma 2019

Air Radiators is showcasing their new patented Alu Fin product range at Bauma 2019 – the world’s leading trade show for construction and mining – in Munich, Germany from the 8th to the 14th of April.

As the next generation in heat transfer products, the Alu Fin range involve unique designs developed to solve current industry limitations.

Being both lightweight and durable, Alu Fin heat transfer packages are constructed with flexibly mounted individual finned aluminium tubes. Replacing traditional bolt-on and fully brazed heat exchangers, Alu Fin allow greater design flexibility and increased service life.

Alu Fin offer solutions to the traditional limits of the industry ensuring highest levels of durability, resistance to fouling and resilience to twisting, vibration and elimination of leaks.

Business Development and Marketing Manager, Jove Manev said the single tube technology allows for increased thermal performance with Alu Fin packages being 20% lighter than traditional radiators.

“There is no more compromising when space is constrained,” Jove Manev said.

“The individually finned tubes allow for greater customised designs and remove the limitation of the single plane “mono block” core that has been in use since radiators were developed.

“Alu Fin means around the corner and circular installations are no longer a dream, allowing us to design the radiator to fit your installation, not the other way around,” he said.

Alu Fin heat exchangers can be assembled in low density pitch for dirt laden, high fouling environments that allow greater air flow deeper into the core to maintain thermal performance. Alu Fin can alternatively be assembled in high density pitch, providing greater heat transfer per unit of area translating to a smaller, lighter package. The Alu Fin product range is an optimal solution for construction and mining applications.

Sample Alu Fin product will be on display at Bauma (starting today) on the Air Radiators exhibit in Hall A5, Stand 112.

This article (edited) was published in the Geelong Advertiser on Mon 8th April. To see article, click here. 

Local Build Proves Best Option for Turbine Cooling System Retrofit

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local build proves best option for turbine cooling system retrofit

An Origin Energy gas turbine peaking plant in Adelaide, South Australia recently underwent a successful replacement of critical oil cooling system components through local supplier, Air Radiators in Adelaide.

Gas turbine number 5 (GT5), the largest of five open cycle gas turbine generators at Origin Energy’s Torrens Island Quarantine Station, was identified in routine plant monitoring to be leaking radiator water into the containment bunding – the challenging operating environment contributing to the early decline and corrosion of the turbine lubrication oil cooling radiators.

As a local manufacturer, Air Radiators was contracted to supply replacement radiator cores – coils and fins – as a preventative measure to ensure reliability over South Australia’s summer season.

This project highlighted the benefits of buying local as the high-risk project could be carefully planned and execution. Through working closely together and with a high attention to detail, the risks of the program were mitigated and the units were delivery on time and within budget.

Origin Energy’s Plant Technical Manager, Conway Blacker, planned and supervised the project identifying a compelling business case to schedule the retrofit to meet the demands of the looming summer season and the poor state of the cooling system.

“Working with Air Radiators as a local supplier provided many benefits,” Mr Blacker said.

“Origin Energy prefer to engage with local suppliers where possible, and in this case, we achieved competitive pricing, effect project performance and the comfort of knowing local support and back-up is just around the corner.

“It was a huge relief to see the final unit slide into position – we knew then we had executed a successful project,” he said.

As the peaking plant provides power at times of high demand, replacing the damaged radiators had to carefully timed, being swapped out during a period of low demand allowing the main turbine set to be temporarily taken offline.

The three radiator cores delivered each measured 13 by 2 metres and were manufactured to a high tolerance to ensure exact fit within the original surrounding steel framework, plumbing, motors and fans.

The replacement radiators coils were also externally coated to provide advanced corrosion protection.

Origin Energy were extremely satisfied with the finished product stating the initial performance data showed a successful change out with cooling performance identical to specification.

“I am happy to report the retrofit went like clockwork,” Mr Blacker said.

“We completed the changeover well ahead of schedule and handed back the GT5 two days before deadline,” he said.

Air Radiators facility in Gillman, Adelaide service power generation companies throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Air Radiators Exhibit Defence Capability at Avalon Airshow

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AIR RADIATORS EXHIBIT DEFENCE CAPABILITY AT AVALON AIRSHOW
Air Radiators were one of the 540 exhibitors who attended the Australian International Airshow last week, taking place just 10 minutes away from its Victorian facility in Avalon, Geelong.

Exhibiting as part of the Victorian Government Pavilion in the central hall, Air Radiators showcased their defence capability as well as promoting its innovative technology, Alu Fin.

Alu Fin heat transfer products are high strength and highly customisable comprising of flexibly mounted individual finned aluminium tubes.

“Air Radiators is a leading example of how regional businesses such as ourselves contribute to Victoria’s defence supply chain,” Business Development Manager, Jove Manev said.

“Avalon Airshow allowed us to showcase the strength of the supply chain’s capabilities to key decision makers in the industry.”

By employing locally in Lara and Geelong as well as purchasing from Victorian material suppliers, Air Radiators also help create key manufacturing jobs in the region.

Air Radiators has also been part of several local and international trade missions and events with the Victorian State Government including Eurosatory in Paris, InnoTrans in Germany and LandForces in Adelaide.

Occurring every second year at the Avalon Airport premises in Geelong, the Airshow allows the Aviation, Aerospace and Defence industries across Australia and the Asia Pacific region to showcase their technologies, equipment, systems and operational methods.

To see more about our exhibit, see our Twitter & LinkedIn pages

Air Radiators win best presentation at Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Excellence Program

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Air Radiators win best presentation at Geelong Manufacturing Council’s Excellence Program
Following hosting local businesses and schools at their Lara premises, Air Radiators has continued to act on efforts to assist youth to be ‘job ready’ and promote manufacturing in the local area.

A second meeting was held this week at the Geelong Industry Trade Training Centre in Corio to further discuss methods to get youth ready to work in full-time positions and grow awareness of jobs in the manufacturing industry.

More local businesses from the area who are experiencing the same employment obstacles were invited and also expressed their interest into improvements methods.

Acting on this, Air Radiators has employed three individuals from the Northern Future Scheme as part of a six-week paid employment program.

During the six weeks, the individuals are working within the fabrication, heat exchange and maintenance departments experiencing genuine full-time work experience.

This opportunity provides the benefits of receiving full time paid work to put on their resumes, a professional reference, experiencing two-way feedback to work through obstacles, and importantly, learning what it means to be work ready.

Various employees from the Northern Futures program have resulted in full time work at Air Radiators with two still employed at present.

The aim of partnering with local schools and businesses is to have more people applying for manufacturing jobs and being ready to work when they get here – that being having developed their soft skills such as working an entire shift, turning up on time and having the energy to work a full day.

Air Radiators have been heavily involved with local programs in the past conducting school group tours on the Air Radiators site, presentations to students at local schools, engaging with programs such as Northern Futures and Diversitat’s Hand Brake program and providing relevant work experience across operations, engineering, administration and sales.

In terms of engineering, Air Radiators are currently affiliated with Deakin University and offer frequent engineering internships.

Last week, Air Radiators engineering representatives exhibited at the DeakinTALENT Experience and Employment Expo (EEExpo) to talk to undergraduate and postgraduate students about the Air Radiators workplace, products and capabilities.

Air Radiators showcase Defence capability at IndoDefence 2018

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Following hosting local businesses and schools at their Lara premises, Air Radiators has continued to act on efforts to assist youth to be ‘job ready’ and promote manufacturing in the local area.

A second meeting was held this week at the Geelong Industry Trade Training Centre in Corio to further discuss methods to get youth ready to work in full-time positions and grow awareness of jobs in the manufacturing industry.

More local businesses from the area who are experiencing the same employment obstacles were invited and also expressed their interest into improvements methods.

Acting on this, Air Radiators has employed three individuals from the Northern Future Scheme as part of a six-week paid employment program.

During the six weeks, the individuals are working within the fabrication, heat exchange and maintenance departments experiencing genuine full-time work experience.

This opportunity provides the benefits of receiving full time paid work to put on their resumes, a professional reference, experiencing two-way feedback to work through obstacles, and importantly, learning what it means to be work ready.

Various employees from the Northern Futures program have resulted in full time work at Air Radiators with two still employed at present.

The aim of partnering with local schools and businesses is to have more people applying for manufacturing jobs and being ready to work when they get here – that being having developed their soft skills such as working an entire shift, turning up on time and having the energy to work a full day.

Air Radiators have been heavily involved with local programs in the past conducting school group tours on the Air Radiators site, presentations to students at local schools, engaging with programs such as Northern Futures and Diversitat’s Hand Brake program and providing relevant work experience across operations, engineering, administration and sales.

In terms of engineering, Air Radiators are currently affiliated with Deakin University and offer frequent engineering internships.

Last week, Air Radiators engineering representatives exhibited at the DeakinTALENT Experience and Employment Expo (EEExpo) to talk to undergraduate and postgraduate students about the Air Radiators workplace, products and capabilities.