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By ehollister 28 Nov, 2017

In December 2016 Degree C installed three separate direct expansion (DX) refrigeration systems in the second modified atmosphere (MA) in addition to the four refrigeration systems that were already installed some years ago.

In May the installation of the chilled glycol systems started. One system takes care of the packing room and the blueberry pre-cooling room refrigeration, and another system looks after the FAC (forced air cooling rooms)

Once the warm berries come in after picking, they get stored temporarily in the buffer storage room. The berries then go into one of the five FAC rooms, where a custom designed buffer and tarp system covers the pallets. Large fans combined with custom built cooling coils evenly distribute the air through the berries to cool them fast. Once cooled, the berries go to the holding rooms and await dispatch.

Degree C also installed three coolers in the blueberry pre-cooling room. Combined with 10 fan cubicles this offers 20 pallet spaces for the fast chilling of blueberries.

The chillers outside the building were sourced from Climaveneta. An Italian manufacturer with quality industrial equipment. The chillers, paired with two glycol buffer tanks and four pumps, form the refrigeration plant of the facility.

The overall project was a great team effort between three Ulverstone divisions. Most of the work was carried out by Degree C’s fabrication division, installing approximately 540 meters of stainless tube and insulation in various sizes. Fabrication also took care of the installation of the plant, tanks, pumps, cooler and FAC equipment. Our refrigeration mechanics re-located 7 DX coolers from the existing facility to the new facility, and installed approximately 350 meters of copper pipe and insulation. Our electricians installed kilometers of cable, and seven custom-built control panels.

Degree C has just finished the commissioning of the project. Well in time for the start of the berry season. Let the berries come and be cold!

By ehollister 17 Nov, 2017

These Rainbow High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) ventilators are designed to filter air down to a sub-micron level while patients are being operated on.

The filters are still to be installed and commissioned by Rainbow Filters .

This equipment is installed in one of the 6 new state-of-the-art operating theatres that are part of the Calvary Hospital refurbishment project.

It is critical a curtain of clean air is blown down over the patient to prevent any contamination or bacteria entering the body during surgery.

The air is then drawn back up through the corner sections of the ventilator. This equipment was installed by Degree C Hobart’s Mechanical Services team headed up by Foreman Dean Weeding and Electrical Foreman Wade Wall.

There is no job too complex for the Degree C Mechanical Services and Electrical teams.

By ehollister 30 Oct, 2017
Recently Degree C's Fabrication division purchased a spiral duct making machine. It's a little rough and ready, and it's certainly not pretty, but it will get the job done!

Fabrication Manager Tim Smith said it offers the division an increased capability.

"We have a bit of work to do to get it operating optimally, but we are excited about the increased capability this machine offers us. It means we will be able to make the spiral ducting we need for projects, rather than source them from other suppliers," Mr Smith said.

Degree C is now one of a small handful of businesses in Tasmania which can fabricate spiral ducting.

By ehollister 17 Sep, 2017
Our adverts have appeared in the three major newspapers around the state and applications are now open for Degree C Apprenticeships.
Get in quick, applications close at 5pm on Friday 29 September 2017 .
By ehollister 08 Sep, 2017
Degree C is gearing up for its annual apprentice intake season and applications will be open soon.

In the meantime, we put some of our current apprentices in front of the camera to tell us about their experiences as apprentices and what it's like to work for Degree C.
By ehollister 16 Aug, 2017
Our electrical division had some success at the National Electrical and Communications Association awards night in August.
We received a Certificate of Commendation for our work at Dan Murphy's in Launceston.
Wayne Hobson, Luke Woolnough and Anthony Coulson were on hand to receive the certificate and both Wayne and Anthony paid tribute to Luke for his outstanding work on the project.
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