Industrial Plumbing Specialists
Industrial construction is perhaps one of the most complex types in the industry. These facilities are built with incredibly nuanced yet large-scaled infrastructures that require high-grade materials, designs, and maintenance. And when it comes to the piping that supports these facilities, the level of detail and durability is no different.
Industrial facilities are so specialised, in part, because they serve the production and transportation of products and materials. While industrial plumbing projects can be large scale, too, they are completely different in design and approach since they are intended to primarily serve people, not functions of a production facility.
We have what it takes and more to work on these incredibly complex piping applications. We’re licensed, insured, and local to the Canberra region in full support of regional industry and trade.
Call us on 0411 169 327 today to learn more and get started with our team.
The importance of industrial plumbing
Industrial facilities simply cannot afford to have their piping systems go offline or incur untimely damage. Many of these services function as critical components of the production or manufacture of goods in quite specialized environments.
And remember, piping is more than just water supply. It also encompasses gas and sewage which are both critical components of any industrial system.
For new facilities, industrial plumbing is designed as a premier system to accommodate the needs of production as well as the workers who oversee that production. Most industrial facilities will have a multitude of hot water plumbing settings from bathrooms, kitchens, and spaces to accommodate workers, similar to that in a commercial space. However, that’s where the differences end.
Typical industrial plumbing tasks
Industrial piping runs the full gamut of installation, repair, and maintenance for anything under the piping spectrum. These are typically the largest scale projects undertaken in the industry, making them highly specializsd. What’s more, the scale requires intense plans for not only installation but also ongoing inspection and maintenance to ensure optimal uptime.
Some of the most common tasks and projects include: Schools and universities
- Portable water lines
- Hot tapping
- Backflow prevention
- Drainage design
- Sanitation needs
- Steam pipes and vents
- Pipe cutting and threading
- Hydro-jet pipe cleaning
- Jackets and cooling lines
- Booster pumps
- Water recycling systems
- Compressors and air handlers
Industrial plumbing and ongoing maintenance
Industrial plumbers work with integrated systems that move water, gas, and waste to and from a facility as well as between different structures. The approach to this is highly specialised and requires ongoing maintenance to ensure that everything is operating correctly and according to regulations to keep all of the workers safe and ensure product integrity.
Industrial pipes need to be kept in top condition since they handle higher pressures and volumes than most commercial and residential projects by far. They are also often exposed to the elements and used for long periods of time for production (sometimes 24/7), putting more than normal wear and tear on parts. As such, many facilities keep industrial plumbers on call and/or schedule regular maintenance checks to ward off any problems from becoming big and affecting operations.
How much does industrial plumbing cost in Canberra?
These rates are going to vary vastly depending on the work that has to be done. New installation, repairs, and maintenance are all priced differently based on the extent of time and labour needed to get the job done right. Typically, these plumbers will charge by the hour and by the number of technicians they have to send out to a job. These rates average between $130-$200 per hour.
Why choose Fluid Plumbing
When industrial facilities need design, install, and repair work for their plumbing infrastructure, they turn to the team at Fluid Plumbing. Our licensed and insured technicians are qualified to take on jobs of all sizes and complexities. We also operate with the utmost integrity and transparency so you know when, what, and how a job will be completed with zero surprises.
Call us on 0411 169 327 to learn more about our industrial services.
Frequently Asked Questions About Industrial Plumbing in Canberra
Is industrial plumbing the same as commercial?
No. Industrial plumbing happens on a much larger scale than any commercial plumbing. Many industrial facilities have their own infrastructures, roads, and housing. All of this needs plumbing for water, gas, and sewer supply with consideration for structure and insulation both inside and outside.
The biggest difference other than size is that industrial facilities tend to serve production of goods whereas commercial facilities accommodate people and daily business operations. With this, the fixtures, pipes, and designs are quite different between industrial and commercial applications.
Do industrial plumbers help with fixture replacement and installation?
They certainly can. While industrial plumbers are more focused on large scale plumbing systems, they have the skill set to help trouble shoot or install new basic fixtures that tie into the general plumbing in your facility.