Coregas has completed the installation of one of the largest industrial reticulated gas pipeline systems in the company’s history.
Coregas installed and commissioned four 700m reticulated pipelines (for argon, oxygen, LPG and air supply) and over 220 regulated outlets on behalf of structural steel fabricators, Genis Steel (SA), in Adelaide.
Genis Steel recently expanded into South Australia, opening a state-of-the-art fabrication facility at the Lionsgate Business Park in Elizabeth South. This large facility, which was once home to Holden’s press shops, boasts over 15m clear heights and a 100 tonne lifting capacity.
Combined with their technical capabilities, workmanship and reputation for quality fabrication, the scale of the facility will enable Genis Steel to handle an almost unlimited scope of work.
Coregas worked closely with Genis Steel to understand their application requirements and design a cost-effective, efficient bespoke reticulation system that features quality gas control equipment supplied by Harris Products Group.
According to Vince Manuele (Managing Director South Australia, Genis Steel), “The supply of gas is essential to Genis Steel’s operations. If we run out of gas, certain areas of production stop. So, our gas supply needs to be efficient, dependable and stress-free. For this to happen, our gas supplier must be very proactive, easy to deal with, and always prepared to fix my issues—Coregas is,” said Manuele.
“Coregas and Nathan Lindsay (Regional Sales Manager South Australia, Coregas) go out of their way. Nathan understands the concept of good, strong customer service, and he drives this continuously. Nathan understands that I need him to make sure our gas supply is seamless.”
The reticulated gas pipeline system installed at Genis Steel encompasses Coregas smart metering technology that will ensure Genis Steel is able to access critical level alerts and utilise automatic replenishment for optimum stock levels.
“The system has been set up so that it advises us automatically when banks of gas bottles are nearing empty. This removes some of the stress—there is no need to constantly monitor the vessels and stay on top of procurement. We receive an email alert, check the gauges, and send off an order via email. It eradicates the productivity problems associated with running out of gas. It makes the process simple,” said Manuele.
According to Nathan Lindsay (Regional Sales Manager South Australia, Coregas), the comprehensive gas system will provide Genis Steel with the capacity and performance required to help maintain their position as leaders in Australia’s heavy engineering and steel fabrication industry.
“Without a doubt, the Genis Steel reticulated gas system is one of the most comprehensive and detailed installations in which I have ever been involved,” said Lindsay. “Genis Steel was very clear on their expectations, and how the system should perform. I took great pleasure in working closely with Vince Manuele, and the entire Genis Steel team, to ensure we not only delivered—but exceeded—all expectations.”
Coregas understands that quality and productivity are crucial in maintaining a competitive edge in the Australian fabricating and welding industry. Coregas shielding and cutting gases are formulated—and continuously updated—to help fabricators maintain this edge.