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Queensland Commodity Exports – Power Factor Correction Case Study

Energy Efficiency through Engagement

Queensland Commodity Exports

Queensland Commodity Exports (QCE) is responsible for the material handling and export of large quantities of wood chip through the Port of Brisbane. The 24×7 operation has large inductive loads including electric motors and facility lighting.

QCE was experiencing poor energy efficiency and this was reflected through billing data and notifications from Energex that highlighted a low Power Factor (<0.88).

Energex requested QCE to take steps to improve site Power Factor, which involved looking into the installation of a Power Factor Correction (PFC) system to improve future power utilisation and reduce energy costs. Timing was an issue as Energex’s new energy billing procedures where being implemented from the 1 July 2015, where larger customers like QCE would be future charged based on monthly demand based network tariffs in KVA, and not the traditional KW’s.

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Earth Commodities – Heavy Industry Case Study

Winning Against the Odds

Earth Commodities

Having made a significant investment in a brownfield quarry and crushing plant on the outskirts of Toowoomba, Earth Commodities faced a number of challenges before realising their first tonne of processed product. Time and money were of the essence. The purchased plant was mechanically sound but the electrics needed to be replaced in their entirety in terms of conditioning as well as conforming to standard. Compounding this, was no mains power on site and a 26 week lead time from Energex to obtain a connection.

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FoodStream – Manufacturing Case Study

A New Era In Drying Technology

Foodstream Bundy dryer

Foodstream Pty Ltd is a Queensland company consisting of experienced field experts in the Food Processing Industry. With engineers, food scientists, designers and food safety experts collaborating on food commercialisation, food processing services and engineering, Foodstream offers a depth of expertise that is unrivalled in the industry.

Find out how Brimar’s ability to detail, scope, communicate and bring value to this electrical installation supported a new era in drying technology.

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Kalmar – Port Services Case Study

Electrical Solutions for Cargo Handling

As part of the new DP World Brisbane Terminal Redevelopment worth $250M, Kalmar bid to design, construct, install and commission 14 Automated Stacking Cranes and supply 14 Shuttle Carriers. The bid was successful. Charged with the task of delivering the highly technical project, Kalmar needed to secure the expertise of a quality electrical contractor that could handle the diverse skillset required for such a project.

Download the Kalmar Case study to find out how Brimar worked in partnership with a team of international engineers to install and commission Kalmar’s Automatic Stacking Crane system.


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