Case studies & Client Testimonials

Noosa Slipway

The Fox System installed on site has worked very well, our site can be particularly dirty at times so it’s comforting knowing the Fox FF600 Diversion System looks after our site & protects the river.

Noosa SlipwayThe Task

At Noosa Slipway located on the beautiful Noosa river on the sunshine coast in Queensland, the boats from the marina are being serviced, repaired and returned to their owners ready for their next voyage. This process takes place in an unroofed area and creates large volumes of contaminated water that needs treating prior to discharge. The customer contacted Fox Environmental Systems for advice.

The Plan

James Sloman, (Fox System Designer) came up with a best practice solution for this project. A custom Diversion and Treatment System, that was cost effective, easy to operate and maintain.

The Solution

Fox custom First Flush Diversion System with a Fox Oil Separator and Filtration System.
This fully automated system included:

  • Custom FF600 (First Flush) diversion system that diverts the wash water to treatment and automatically cleans the wa sh area in the event of rain. Preventing any contaminants left on the wash pad from contaminating the river.
  • A custom treatment system including a Fox Oil Separator and micron filtration system. Cleaning the waste water to a level acceptable to discharge to town sewer.

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PIHA W.A.

“We are very pleased with the Fox Diversion & Treatment System. From the time it was installed it has worked efficiently and made our wash down process much easier.
Saving us time & money but more importantly keeping us compliant with the local authorities.” Peter Gavranich

PIHA W.A.The Task

PIHA is Earth Moving business based in Perth, with mining contracts in both Australia and PNG. Due to a large increase in the demand for their equipment the site including their existing work shop & wash bay needed an up grade. The machinery returning back from PNG needed to be washed & cleaned in an approved AQIS wash bay, before it could be serviced. Due to the size of the earthmoving equipment the wash bay could not be roofed. PIHA approached the WA Fox Distributor Burdens Australia for advice.

The Plan

Paul Wright from Burdens contacted David Dickson from Fox to discuss the extreme site conditions including high loadings of silt, solids, oils and grease as well as the strict discharge parameters set by AQIS. After a few site visits the plans were drawn up & sent off for approval.

The Solution

A Fox First Flush Diversion System, Fox Oil Separator and FD1500 Lamina Clarifier Filtration System.

This fully automated system included:

  • Custom FF600 (First Flush) diversion system that diverts the wash water to treatment and automatically cleans the wash area in the event of rain. Preventing any contaminants left on the wash pad from contaminating the stormwater.
  • A custom treatment system including a Fox Oil Separator and FD1500 Lamina Filtration System with 100 micron discharge filters. Cleaning the waste water to a level acceptable to discharge to town sewer and compliant with current AQIS regulations.

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Moreton Bay Council Works depot, Petrie

Our Fox Diversion System works well, there are a lot of different users on our wash area so our site is always dirty. The Fox First Flush System automatically takes the first flush of dirty water to treatment when it rains. We could not use a roof as some of our equipment is to big, the Fox FF600 is perfect for the job.

Moreton Bay Council Works depot, PetrieThe Task

The Moreton Bay Regional Council Depot at Petrie had an old wash bay that needed upgrading. They had limited room to work with. The following need to be taken into consideration during the design:

  • Unroofed wash pad
  • 2 bay wash pad
  • Washing heavy earth moving equipment
  • Washing street cleaners
  • Use of harvested water for washing
  • Automated diversion system
  • New oil water separator

The Plan

Victor Cross from Chilton Woodward & Associated in Brisbane and David Dickson from Fox met on site to discuss the Council requirements, and come up with a solution including the new slab design.

The Solution

Fox Custom First Flush (FF600BRT) Diversion System with a Fox FX6000 Oil Solids Separator.

This fully automated system included:

  • Custom FF600BRT (First Flush) diversion system that diverts the wash water to treatment and automatically takes a “first flush” off the wash area in the event of rain. Preventing any contaminants left on the wash pad from contaminating the stormwater.
  • A Fox FX600 Oil Separator. Cleaning the waste water to a level acceptable to discharge to town sewer.

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Chek Lap Kok Airport Hong Kong

At the time of design this wash area was thought to be one of the biggest wash bays in the world. Our Engineering team together with Fox Environmental Systems broke new ground with the system designed for our Airport. We are very pleased with the result.
Anthony Cheung Man Yuen, CEO

Chek Lap Kok Airport Hong Kong  The Task

Hong Kong had big plans for it’s new airport design including state of the art water treatment systems both inside & outside the main terminal building. The new 12.48 km2 site was going to be a major passenger hub as well as being one of the largest passenger terminals in the world. With over 50 million passengers expected through the terminal a year this meant all aspects of the design had to be accurate & correct.

The plane wash bay proposed its own problems both with the size and traffic through the area. The Engineering team came up with the below listed criteria and contacted Fox Environmental Systems for some advice.

  • Large open unroofed wash pad (over 50,000 square metres)
  • Wash 2 x 747 jumbos at one time
  • Frequent use at peak times
  • Use of harvested water for washing
  • Automated First Flush Diversion System
  • Water Treatment System

The Plan

To design a custom First Flush Diversion System big enough to handle a wash area over 50,000 square metres and accommodate the First Flush in the high rain fall climate.

The Solution

Fox Custom First Flush plate mounted Diversion System

This fully automated system included:

  • Custom sized and manufactured Diversion Valves
  • Plate mounted
  • First Flush Systems to take the wash water from the plane wash down to treatment.
  • As well as take the First Flush of rain (10mm)

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Chalmers Transport new AQIS Quarantine plant and equipment wash bay– Yarraville - Melbourne

Dennis from Chalmers Transport rang and expressed his personal gratitude regarding the overall management of the project, “Graham from Little Holland has done a very good job here” said Dennis.

The total time lost was limited to the hours taken in relocation of the wash equipment.

This is a sound outcome for the client, contractors, Water Authority, AQIS, Little Holland and Fox Environmental Systems.

Chalmers Transport new AQIS Quarantine plant and equipment wash bay– Yarraville - MelbourneThe Task

Chalmers Transport was given short notice of nil renewal of their existing lease, they were expecting to lose considerable time and business as a result of the leaser’s decision. Chalmers Transport contacted Fox Environmental Systems with a view to relocating their current wash bay to their new site location. Fox made immediate contact with their Victorian Distributor Little Holland Pty Ltd, and they went straight to work.

The Plan

Little Holland’s Engineering/ Project Manager Graham Little, gave the project the required priority and provided a concept and budget costing for the new roofed wash bay & AQIS Treatment System. The plan was accepted by the client.

Hydraulics drawings were prepared and submitted to City West Water and AQIS and subsequently gained approval.

The Solution

A Fully Automatic, Fox Environmental Systems AQIS Treatment System.
Contractors commenced site works, with Graham involved in the supervision of the installation of the waste water treatment component of the works. Fox provided the equipment package which was installed by the site plumbing and electrical contractors and commissioned by Little Holland’s Engineering team.

The new wash bay was designed, constructed, installed and commissioned by Little Holland in a matter of weeks.

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