Morse Air Systems Finalist in Engineering Award

kiln low noise cooling fans

Morse Air Systems in Ferntree Gully has won a Commendation for one of its products at the prestigious Victorian Engineering Excellence Awards in the Product Design and Manufacturing category for 2011.

The awards celebrate the world class standard of Victorian engineering and are an opportunity for engineering companies like Morse Air Systems to showcase their achievements.

Morse Air Systems had a project being evaluated in the Product Design & Manufacturing category.

The project they submitting was initiated by VIPAC Tasmania, who had an environmental and occupational health and safety issue that needed to be resolved at Cement Australia's manufacturing plant in Railton, Tasmania.

Morse Air Systems engineered and manufactured a series of kiln cooling fans which achieved the following:

 a) More than doubled the amount of cooling air compared to the existing fans
 b) Reduced the noise levels from approximately 100dba to 78dba @ 1m
 c) Maintained the same power consumption

The direct benefit to the customer was to eliminate an environmental and occupational hazard and to contribute to increasing the kiln life from 12 months to 15 months, producing significant cost savings.

The Awards Presentation was held in late September at the Palladium Ballroom at Crown Towers.