Design standardisation of CDUs improves project safety and reduces expenditure
Duration: Six months
Client: Sydney Water
Services: Program and project management, engineering design, digital engineering.
Installation of a re-designed CDU at Dover Heights.
Source: Abergeldie. With thanks to DeMaher Industrial Services.
- Capital cost savings through design standardisation and procurement optimisation.
- Less maintenance and operational variance, leading to a safer asset base.
- Offsite fabrication creates cost and safety benefits.
One of the re-designed CDUs being installed at Dover Heights.
We undertook extensive Safety in Design and TOTEX reviews, including CHAIR analyses, HAZOP, CHAZOP and FMECA studies, to ensure the product was ‘best in class’, while optimising cost, safety and operational issues. We also made use of 3D modelling during all design reviews to display equipment and demonstrate the designs in an easy to understand form.
The result was a design that can easily be fabricated off-site, reducing site-related safety risks. The new units are constructed in prefabricated concrete huts, which can be transported to site and relocated as required.