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Teamwork makes the dream work at Liverpool’s Sewage Treatment Plant

Dec 28, 2022

With a better together spirit, Programmed together with Sydney Water, performed an outstanding job in removing the Primary Sedimentation Tank (PST) Launders from two of the PSTs at Liverpool STP (Sewage Treatment Plant).

The Major Periodical Maintenance (MPM) team and the Operational team realised that the job would involve a total shutdown and complete isolation of the PST.

“Part of the job is to remove the outlet launders. However, the stop board isolations were ineffective and presented an engulfment hazard if we were to remove the launders as is,” Bryn Raged, MPM Project Supervisor, explained.

With the typical ‘get the job done’ attitude of the team, they gave their isolation requirements to Operations, which in turn developed the Flow Isolation and/or Flow Management (FIFM) to safely manage the process, which was reviewed and signed off.

Removing launders for replacement

“I’d like to give a big shout-out to my team and Murray’s team from Programmed Industrial Maintenance (PIM) for their efforts.  They were pre-warned that it would be a big day, and they all maintained a positive, can-do attitude. I’d also like to acknowledge Steve Gjeorgjievski (a big shout-out for this guy – he was instrumental in keeping the job moving along) as well as Dave Williams, Steve Kemp and Kane Williams. And finally, Bill Nasser, Justin Cootes and Mukesh Chand from the Liverpool plant team for preparing the isolation, (It was a 6 am start to get this ready!)”

Bryn Ragen, MPM Project Supervisor.

Programmed’s Facility Management teams have a long-standing partnership with Sydney Water through our West Region Delivery Team consortium.

“It’s a pleasure to read through this and understand how this job came together and the efficiency’s that were achieved by having all parties working closely to make the job happen, great work and thank you”.

Mark Dudley, Programmed Facility Management – Service Delivery Manager.

Installing blank plates as part of isolation after removal of the launder

The main goal for this project was to remove all the lauders and apply their own secondary isolation boards within 12 hours. However, they did an outstanding job and finished the job safely within eight hours.

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