The AWMA head office and manufacturing plant is located on a 20,000m2 site in northern Victoria, Australia. All fabrication takes place at the dedicated 2,500m2 non‑ferrous facility. The majority of AWMA equipment is manufactured from aluminium or stainless steel.
AWMA has developed comprehensive welding procedures, qualifications and inspection capability. All welding is carried out by experienced and qualified tradesmen with the most modern equipment commercially available. Extensive experience designing and manufacturing in duplex and super duplex stainless steel has been gained through the successful delivery of a number of high
specification projects requiring 50-100+ year asset life, in demanding and corrosive environments.
AWMA’s weld procedures and testing are developed from international standards in regards to:
- AS/NZS 1554.6 Stainless Steel
- AS/NZS 1665 Aluminium
AWMA operates under an ISO 9001:2015 compliant quality management system. This requires that dedicated processes and procedures are carried out throughout the duration of a project to ensures the end result does in fact meets customer requirements. All project partners are rigorously assessed as part of AWMA’s quality processes. ‘Inspection and Test Plans’ are developed and managed to ensure the desired outcome is achieved both from external suppliers and internal processes at AWMA. On-site inspections with project partners are frequently scheduled. They are conducted prior to the issue of purchase orders, during manufacture and post manufacture prior to despatch, ensuring quality requirements were met or exceeded.
Ongoing monitoring includes gathering feedback from partners as to any challenges they are experiencing, enabling the application of engineering solutions to assist the manufacturing process. Additionally, data sheets are required for all material sourced. Every piece of material and each step of the fabrication process is recorded for quality assurance transparency and accountability.
AWMA has fabrication and post fabrication methods in place for projects that require specialist expertise and comprehensive QA/QC processes to ensure that the corrosion resistance properties of the material is maintained for the life of the asset.
Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) is a regular practise at AWMA. It is important to us that customised equipment is tested and proven to operate in-house as it is expected to on-site.