Diametric Engineers is very proud to have been involved in this innovative project. Engaged by NRG Services, the main contractor, Diametric provided mechanical detailed design documentation and advice during the extensive commissioning period.
The objective of the Water Cooling System Project was to provide a reliable supply of cooled potable water to Thargomindah, using the 70+°C water from the Great Artesian Basin.
To achieve the desired outcome of having water supplied to the township at a targeted temperature of 35°C, a system was designed and installed that saw the 72°C hot artesian bore water pumped through a series of highly efficient plate heat exchanges with the use of cooling towers to achieve the desired target temperature. The cooled water is then stored in three 500,000 litre storage tanks ready for use by the town when needed at a target temperature of 35°C or lower.
Diametric Engineers provided mechanical engineering and design advice from the end of the design phase, through construction and commissioning stages until practical completion.
The $40M project undertaken by FKG, was the first of several planned data centres at the Toowoomba Technology Park, which covers over 29 Ha in total.
The data centre was designed to take advantage of the convergence of several data networks as a primary site to support corporate and enterprise customers; local, state and federal government agencies; and local branches of tech giants.
Working directly for the builder, Newlands, Diametric Engineers provided full electrical engineering design, documentation and construction services advice for this multi-million-dollar nursery complex, about 30 minutes south-west of Toowoomba.
The overall site covers approximately 2.8 Ha. The nursery buildings were provided with grid and generator backed up power supplies with many hundreds of metres of underground reticulation. The site has been operational since mid-2019 and can deliver up to 100 million seedlings per annum.
Working directly for FKG, who acted as the building designer and developer, to provide design services for the coolroom refrigeration, air conditioning & ventilation and chilled water systems. Diametric Engineers provided design services to the mechanical sub-contractor, NRG, designing the electrical for mechanical which included design of the mechanical switchboards and single line control and power diagrams. The design was mostly undertaken using 3D modelling software, Revit.
Diametric Engineers were engaged by the builders, Newlands, to provide the electrical engineering design and documentation services for this $35M facility.
The main Air Training building houses the office areas, teaching spaces and flight simulators in a 2,000m2 footprint. Additional facilities are comprised of hangars and aircraft parking aprons.
USQ and CQU now offer degree courses for pilot training using these facilities, with the academy able to train up to 250 new pilots per annum.
Diametric was also engaged to provide the electrical engineering design for the Qantas Village Management Offices, Shop and Mess located adjacent to the pilot trainee accommodation campus at Wellcamp Airport.
Diametric Engineers was engaged by the builders, FKG, to provide the mechanical engineering design and documentation services for this $120M facility.
Queensland's first and the largest Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) of its kind in Australia, this facility stores cheaper off-peak energy during the day and discharges the energy in the evenings, coinciding with peak load utilisation of the electricity grid.
The main building has a floor area of over 1,900m2 and houses over 20,000 batteries. Computation fluid dynamics (CFD) software analysis was carried out on the heat generated by the batteries, solar heat gain absorbed by the building and the flow of air from the air conditioning system to optimise the positions and quantities of grilles.
The mechanical design had to consider the increased heat load from the batteries as they age, so additional capacity had to be provided.
This new pharmaceutical warehouse facility plays a pivotal role in the preparation for manufacturing activities and includes storage for raw materials and finished bulk of herb for Natural Health. In addition, the warehouse includes dedicated spaces for associated activities such as sampling, dispensing, herb cutting and milling, and component wash. The storage area includes provision for the storage of raw materials in various forms and sizes, materials in quarantine, materials requiring temperature control, packaging materials, and retention of goods.
Diametric Engineers was engaged by NRG Services, the mechanical contractor, to provide fully documented detailed mechanical services design.