To help you stay abreast of the latest industry news and noteworthy developments we present this update from Nick Bamford and the team at SRO Technology.

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Industry update measurement instrumentation Australia for Spring 2021

Industry update measurement instrumentation Australia for Spring 2021

Brisbane office has relocated to bigger and better premises

Our business in Queensland has expanded so much we needed to move to larger premises. After seven years at Morningside, our workload had become so large we literally ran out of workshop and office space in which to build machinery and house our growing team.

The new office has more than four times the workshop area than we previously had. This will enable us to more efficiently fulfill the ever-growing needs of our valued customers. SRO Technology has invested in a modern and elegant fit out of the office and common spaces. This increases the Brisbane team’s professional working area and provides our service technicians with a comfortable home base.

The new address is: Unit 3/27 Kingtel Place, Geebung QLD 4034

New onsite vehicles in QLD help spread word

We are refreshing our fleet of on-site service vehicles and their signage so they operate more safely and reliably. Here we have one of our new service utes in Queensland to promote the SRO Technology name.

To that end, we asked for bold and bright vehicle signage that is easily seen when our technicians are working in the field. Let us know what you think.

On-site vehicles and signage getting renewed for SRO Technology 

On-site vehicles and signage getting renewed for SRO Technology 

Additions to the SRO Technology team

Jayden Rowett

Jayden joined SRO Technology to build on his extensive experience and learn from the best experts in industry. He enjoys the challenge and variety that comes with this kind of work. Moving from site to site on a daily basis, talking to different customers and solving instrumentation problems is very rewarding. In his leisure time he enjoys hiking, cycling and time at the beach.

Work background

Jayden started out with Downer, as an electrical apprentice, nine years ago. This exposed him to mining construction project work, breakdown maintenance and commissioning. On completion of his apprenticeship he joined an instrumentation team at a power station and really enjoyed this work. Attaining certification in instrumentation, he worked as a Leading Hand Instrument Technician, focused on instrument maintenance and small projects at different sites across the Hunter Valley.

Wei Jiann Gan

Wei came to Australia from Singapore almost five years ago. Prior to arrival here, he worked as a Process Engineer in a semiconductor fabrication plant. He enjoys basketball, recreational fishing and gardening.

Work background

Prior to joining the SRO Technology team, Wei worked at Thermo Fisher for two years. His time there ensured he came to SRO as a well-experienced troubleshooter of thermo equipment, which we specialise in servicing.

Expanding the SRO Technology team with Jayden Rowett and Wei Jiann Gan

Expanding the SRO Technology team with Jayden Rowett and Wei Jiann Gan

Best posts from our techs and managers in the field

Here is a sample of some recent LinkedIn posts from our service technicians and managers in the field. These are real life examples of issues experienced when servicing onsite, and demonstrate the results we achieve.

Fixing coal handling and preparation plant mass balance issue

Marius Venter, our Service Supervisor, was called out to a Central Queensland coal mine. The manager of the Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP) had noticed that their balance had been experiencing significant discrepancies over the previous three months. The service provider they were using had recently completed an inspection and confirmed these discrepancies. Marius was requested to make an urgent service call to identify the source of these ongoing discrepancies. He immediately attended the site and analysed the plant operation, examined the balance data and conducted fault finding on the belt weighers.

He identified a number of ongoing issues playing havoc with the belt weighers. These included collapsed rollers that had been missed in previous inspections by the service provider. In under two days Marius had resolved the problems.

The manager said, “For the last three months our CHPP mass balance has been out, with an error of about 5.0 to 6.0 percent. For the next three shifts following Marius’ service, that total mass balance was down to an error of 0.6 percent.” The plant manager was grateful for the excellent result. Talk to SRO Technology today and let us help you get the numbers right for your plant!

Fixing coal handling and preparation plant mass balance issue

Fixing coal handling and preparation plant mass balance issue

Replacing roller and then doing a full belt weigher alignment

Service Technician, Shaun Rolls, quickly identified a problem weigh roller when at a site in the Hunter Valley, NSW. To ensure the machine ran smoothly Shaun replaced a damaged roller and carried out a full alignment on the belt scale. Feel free to contact us if you need inspections for belt weighers organised.

Replacing roller and then doing a full belt weigher alignment

Replacing roller and then doing a full belt weigher alignment

Giving a new lease of life to an old belt weigher

Our Service Manager, Brad Leeming, recently improved the performance of an old belt weigher in central Queensland. He used his keen sense of industrial expertise and engineering to identify and resolve three major issues:

  1. The supplier had installed the belt weigher very close to the feed point, a location that compromised its ongoing weighing accuracy. To work correctly, the connecting plant needed to be perfectly aligned.
  2. The old belt weigher was also using standard carry idlers that were not stiff enough for this specific application.
  3. Further, the idler rolls were run in an offset pattern, meaning the required alignment across the weigh area was not possible. Together these issues compounded to seriously undermine and reduce the best scale’s performance.

Brad’s provided a two-step solution. First, he replaced the old frames with our SRO heavy duty weigh idler frames and rollers. He then completed a comprehensive alignment and calibration procedure. This gave the old weigher a new lease on life and made for a very happy customer! For more on getting the numbers right on your weighing and measuring equipment.

Giving a new lease of life to an old belt weigher

Giving a new lease of life to an old belt weigher

Let us help you with our onsite instrumentation service

Our industrial experience and expertise can greatly assist in maintaining your belt scales and other instrumentation. Our ability to provide onsite instrumentation servicing anywhere in Australia means we can be there for you.

Local technicians provide quick service

We have service offices and technicians based in main industrial regions Australia-wide. Our technicians have extensive industrial experience and are NMI certified. Our ability to easily provide quick local service is second-to-none.

Spares and fast delivery

With our network of service offices and storage facilities, we are able to provide Australia’s fastest spare parts delivery. We always have on hand load cells, integrators, speed sensors and other key components, such as belt scales, for instrumentation. This enables us to minimise downtime and help maximise operational output. Contact us to find out what we can offer you.

Servicing a nuclear density gauge paired with an electromagnetic flowmeter

Servicing a nuclear density gauge paired with an electromagnetic flowmeter

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