Large-scale projects in Australia must adhere to a range of stringent requirements and regulations. When it comes to meeting these demands, it helps to form partnerships with Australia-based companies, securing local products and joining forces with teams who understand unique project demands.

Australia is a tempting location for large-scale projects, but companies can face lengthy delays due to supply chain disruptions and waiting for international equipment deliveries. Companies can avoid these delays and showcase their commitment to high-quality work by pairing with local companies and suppliers.

SAACKE Australia has been involved in combustion technology for more than 90 years and is considered a world leader in the field. Its products meet the highest industrial and ecological standards and as a specialist, it plans, develops and produces burners and system solutions for industrial thermal processes.

Searching for a reliable partner

When SAACKE Australia was presented with the opportunity to create gas manifolds for use on a lithium project in Australia, taking on the project was a no-brainer. To deliver the project, SAACKE Australia’s goal was to source a local supplier of fittings that ensured it met the Australian standards and customer specifications.

A key factor in supplier selection was that SAACKE required delivery within a tight time frame. It also sought a supplier that could ensure a high-quality product.

With these requirements in mind, the VIS-LOK® products from Ibex Australia attracted the attention of SAACKE Australia. Not only did VIS-LOK appear to be perfect for use in gas manifolds, SAACKE was also impressed with Ibex’s local supply and extensive customer support.

The solution delivering results

SAACKE used Ibex Australia’s VIS-LOK Stainless Steel compression fittings, as well as the VIS-LOK Seamless Stainless Steel Instrumentation Tube. Ibex Australia’s seamless tube is dual certified 316/316L, dual specified A269/A213, and is used extensively in many industries and applications, including lithium projects.

VIS-LOK Stainless Steel Compression Fittings offer an innovative design that allows for a quick and easy installation. The fittings are suitable for a range of applications, including use in gas manifolds on lithium projects. VIS-LOK requires no inspection gauge or markers and eliminates over and under tightening issues with its unique check-ring system.

Ibex Australia’s VIS-LOK products not only met the requirements of the project, but the Seamless Stainless Steel tube arrived already annealed, saving SAACKE time and making the project more efficient.

Ibex Australia is a family-owned and operated business with more than 30 years of experience delivering smarter, safer industrial stainless steel piping solutions. Ibex Australia prides itself on delivering excellence in product reliability, responsiveness and technical knowledge.

“Fabian and the team at Ibex have always gone out of their way to make sure we get prompt deliveries and product support. The VIS-LOK system gives us a visual indication of correct tube fitment and tightness, unlike the inspection gauge we have used in the past on other brands. Pricing of VISLOK Fittings and Seamless Tube is very competitive and is an added bonus. “I have no problem recommending this product to anyone considering a move away from the traditional suppliers.”

– Peter Carlino, Workshop Manager at SAACKE Australia

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This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Ibex Australia.


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