Industrial Plastics recently completed a plastics solution for the University of Queensland and the Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology. They required a prototype HDPE sewer management surface vehicle. A job this complex requires a high level of technical expertise, which is why UQ came to us for the job. 


The vehicle was fitted with gas phase sensors located at the central tower, liquid phase senses mounted under the hull, a cable harness and chain which runs back to the manhole top, as well as a battery and radio located under the manhole cover. UQ worked with our engineering design team to come up with a workable solution for our production staff. Then our fabricators welded the parts together to produce a high-quality sewer management surface vehicle. Evenutally, the vehicle will navigate through complex inland water storages and measure a range of water quality properties and greenhouse gas emissions. 


The prototype needed to be durable enough for operation on waterway tunnels, which is why it was made from high-density polyethylene or HDPE. A thermoplastic polymer made from petroleum which is one of the most versatile materials on the market. It is lightweight, strong, malleable and weather resistant which makes it ideal for endless industrial and commercial applications. 

To find out more about our plastic solution capbilities or for any technical assistance please contact our sales team via email: [email protected] or telephone 1300 465 888.


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