Victorian Emergency Services Organisation
Hot Water System, Reticulation & Flue
A project to upgrade the Craigieburn Emergency Services Training Centre’s unreliable hot water system was scheduled for the Christmas shutdown period, when the site was operating on a Holiday timetable. A 3 Stage Project Plan was created to coordinate our works with the Centre’s remaining daily activities to minimize any shut-downs.
Once the strict scheduling of works was finalized and agreed to with the Site Managers, JNJ’s Plumbers delivered the project according to the Project Plan, including maintaining the water supply to site services throughout the project’s three stages.
In Stage One, we replaced the Gas Hot Water Booster Units, which were changed over, tested & brought back on-line.
For Stage Two, JNJ’s Plumbers replaced the corroded hot water reticulation lines to all affected amenities in the Administration Building, primarily working within restrictive ceiling spaces.
The third stage was reserved for replacing the corroded complex flue system, and a specialist Flue Manufacturer was engaged to supply and install this combined flue under our supervision.
Once the combined flue had been tested, JNJ’s Plumbers conducted a comprehensive commissioning process to ensure the completed system was defect free and operating optimally.
With our completed installation, the site’s energy efficiency has been greatly improved with new 6 star rated Gas hot water units.
By replacing the aged and corroded reticulation lines and flue system, fault calls have been substantially reduced, which not only provides savings for the Centre’s Reactive Maintenance budget, but also considerably reduces the risk of unplanned outages at this very busy Emergency Services training facility.