Rheem Manufacturing Co (Australia) Pty Ltd



Rheem Manufacturing Co (Australia)

Pty Ltd. Raydalmere, NSW, Australia


The Background


The Rheem Manufacturing Company is a global leader in manufacturing heating, cooling and water heating products. Rheem Manufacturing Co (Australia) was incorporated in 1936, and manufactures gas, electric, heat-pump and solar water heaters for the Australian market.



The Problem


After decommissioning an existing manufacturing facility in Perth where finishing of stainless water heater components were done, Rheem’s new manufacturing facility at Raydalmere was at the scrutiny of stricter environmental regulations for environmental discharge. Further, limited knowledge about the pickling process and high acid and waste costs were also challenges.


The Scanacon Solution


Guiding and advising the customer in all aspects of finishing line design to meet the challenges at Raydalmere, Scanacon went on to supply the equipment necessary to maintain the finishing process it’s optimum with minimal waste discharge.


The Result


Since 2006, the new manufacturing facility at Raydalmere received the approvals of the Paramatta NSW Municipal Authorities for continued environmental compliance. Scanacon equipment continues to deliver value by minimizing quality variations in the finishing process, with zero downtime. In addition to reduced environmental liabilities, operator health and safety is ensured by reducing exposure to pickling acids.


Scope of Work


Scanacon supplied a complete acid management solution to Rheem, including:


• Engineering

• AT75 Acid Tester

• SAR-MiniFlex

• Commissioning

• Training


"With Scanacon acid recovery system, wastewater quality has been under control and we had no NOx fume experience with our cylinder pickling at all "
- Environment Manager

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