From wind turbine power generators, land fill, waste gas conversion to electricity, water power generation or Hydroelectricity, Australia has an emerging and sustainable renewables industry.
Bioenergy is a form of renewable energy that uses organic renewable materials (known as biomass) to produce heat, electricity, biogas and liquid fuels. The most cost effective and environmentally beneficial sources of biomass are typically wastewater, municipal waste and waste streams from the agricultural, forestry and industrial sectors.
Opportunities exist for bioenergy and energy from waste to provide various forms of energy (electricity, heat and fuel) in Australia when there is cost-effective access to feedstock, industrial processes or other pathways addressing local energy demand.
The ethanol production process begins with the receipt of sorghum grain which is ground into a fine powder. The powder is mixed with water and enzymes to begin the process of breaking down the starch in the grains into glucose molecules.
Once the starch has been converted, yeast is introduced into the process. In an anaerobic environment, yeast ferment (i.e. metabolize) glucose into ethanol. The ethanol is then distilled from the fermentation broth, called beer, and is purified into nearly 100% pure ethanol.
Bio Energy : sugarcane | waste
Bio Fuel : grain to ethanol
At BLJ, our expert technicians efficiently and effectively perform mechanical maintenance services both on-site and off-site. If you are looking to keep your mechanical assets operational and at optimal performance, contact the BLJ team today!
As a result of our specialised services, BLJ In-situ Solutions has an excellent reputation as a Mechanical Maintenance and Shutdown Service Provider. To learn more about our range of services, take a look at our FAQs below.
Controlled bolting is the technique of applying an accurate torque load to a mechanical joint in order to assure joint integrity. Because bolted joints are frequently one of the most prevalent parts in industrial components, the durability of each connection is critical. At BLJ, we have specialised methods for accurately and precisely tightening or loosening bolts in various mechanical applications within the renewables industry.
Controlled bolting is essential in industries such as the renewables industry, where secure and reliable bolted connections are crucial for bio energy projects. Properly tightened bolts provide better load transfer and stability, enhancing the overall performance of equipment or structures, including pipelines. This can improve productivity, reduce wear and tear of pipelines, and increase equipment lifespan. By ensuring accurate and consistent bolted connections, controlled bolting helps prevent costly repairs, rework, or equipment damage caused by improper bolt tightening. It also minimises the risk of unplanned downtime, saving businesses valuable time and money.
Flange Joint Management involves the systematic approach to ensuring the integrity and reliability of flanged connections in industrial piping systems and pipelines in the renewables industry. It includes activities such as inspection, maintenance, and optimisation of flange joints to prevent leaks, improve safety, and enhance operational efficiency. Flanged joints are critical components in a piping system and are subject to wear and tear over time, so regular maintenance is crucial. At BLJ, we have specialised methods for accurately and precisely maintaining flange joints to minimise downtime in the renewables industry.
Flange Joint Management offers several benefits including helping prevent leaks and associated safety hazards, reducing downtime and maintenance costs, extending the service life of flange joints, and enhancing overall system integrity. Proper management ensures compliance with industry standards and regulations, improves operational efficiency, and minimises the risk of environmental contamination for renewable energy projects.
Hot tapping is a method of making a connection to an existing pressurised system, such as a pipeline or pressure vessel, without the tank or pipe experiencing downtime. This prevents costly and potentially dangerous hazards while allowing for the continued operation of essential pipelines and storage tanks within the renewables industry.
BLJ’s Hot Tapping services allow for the continued operation of the plant and individual systems while repairs or modifications are being made. This means shutdown time is eliminated, saving renewable energy plants and pipelines time and money. Hot Tapping also serves as a safe and efficient way of making connections to pressurised systems.
Shutdown services are comprehensive maintenance and repair activities carried out on production-critical assets and infrastructure in various industries, including the renewables industry. These services involve halting all plant activities to facilitate repairs, maintenance and equipment replacements. Shutdowns are crucial for ensuring plant reliability, compliance with safety regulations, and optimising plant performance.
BLJ In-Situ Solutions personnel are able to complete servicing operations to plant equipment on-site with portable machines to increase plant up-time, safety and productivity while reducing the time, labour and transport costs of assembling and reassembling equipment.
Any issue in the plants equipment can put the project over-budget, especially if items need to be disassembled and transported to be machined offsite. Any project facing this problem needs a fast and reliable solution to get the operation back up and running as quickly as possible. Using BLJ In-Situ Solutions portable machining equipment, our technicians are able to conduct high-quality, precision machining in-situ. This allows significant savings on personnel’s time, renewables plant servicing and traditional maintenance costs.
Our on-site machining solutions are ideal for any plant or construction project in the renewables sector that needs quick and efficient in-situ machining services. Field maintenance is the best choice for planned or emergency shut-downs to mill, bore, drill, trepan or any maintenance task where adjustments to machinery are required.
Where traditionally, equipment would need to be disassembled and machined off-site in a workshop, our portable machining equipment allows our expert team to conduct work in-situ.
Shutdown services facilitate the onsite maintenance and repair of plant equipment. This includes:
BLJ In-Situ Solutions personnel are able to complete servicing operations to plant equipment on-site with portable machines to increase renewables plant up-time, safety and productivity while reducing the time, labour and transport costs of assembling and reassembling equipment.
Hiring a professional team to perform machining services in the renewables sector is essential to ensure efficient machining execution and safety compliance during maintenance activities. The knowledgeable team at BLJ possess the expertise, experience, and resources to handle complex renewable energy projects, optimise maintenance tasks, and minimise operational risks. Their proficiency ensures that tasks are performed precisely and adhere to industry standards, leading to successful outcomes and minimised downtime.