Boyne Smelters Lines 1 and 2 Rectiformer Upgrade

Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

The project scope entailed the replacement of the existing Lines 1 & 2 Rectiformers with 10 new rectiformer units, a critical asset which requires a high performance fire protection system.

After carrying out a feasibility study for the upgrade, FSS proposed an innovative new fire protection approach. This involved replacing high velocity sprayers with large volume nozzles and foam injection to the water supply.

An alternative method of fire detection was also incorporated in the revolutionary design, being multi-spectrum infra-red flame detectors to automatically activate the foam water spray system.

Client: Bechtel Services Pty Ltd
Customer: Boyne Smelters Limited

Read more about the project, published in Asia Pacific Fire Magazine.