Amberley

SAS Water Solutions were responsible for the design, supply, install, commission and maintain of a water recycling treatment plant for the Super Hornets washbay at the Royal Australian Air Force base in Amberley, Queensland. 

The Royal Australian Air Force has an airbase in Amberley, Queensland to house its new fleet of Super Hornets along with other air force planes. Included on-site is a new washbay facility for washing of the planes.

SAS Water Solutions were responsible for the design, supply, install, commission and maintain of a water recycling treatment plant for the washbay. The washbay was designed, manufactured and installed by Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd.

The requirement of recycling the washbay water came when it was determined that the existing sewage treatment plant was already undersized for the water generated from the airbase. 

The standard for cleaning the planes comes from  the manufacturer Boeing, Boeing created the NAVAIR 01-1A-509-2, TM1-1500-344-23-2 April 2009 Standard. Included in this standard is the water quality required to ensure minimal corrosion occurs when washing the planes.

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