In 2014, Markair Components re-engineered 1200mm Ex’d’ Rated Axial fans for several of Esso’s offshore Natural Gas platforms in the Bass Strait.
With the application being such a hazardous environment, strict conformance with IECEx requirements were achieved, while maintaining fan longevity by utilising our skills fabricating a full 316 Stainless Steel case and motor mount at our Mulgrave production facility.
To ensure that the fan was fit for purpose, a specially designed copper lining was fabricated and installed inside the fan case, to ensure the custom designed impeller could not induce sparks during operation of the fan assembly.
The project was completed within the required time frame to ensure that the platforms were non-operational for a very minimal time frame. This was achieved through close co-ordination with the on-site engineers and installers.