Keeping the eternal flame burning

Keeping the eternal flame burning
The ‘strip down’ team L-R: Zinfra gas fitter Dean Renzella, Multinet Gas contract performance manager Steve Walton, Multinet Gas asset engineer Prateek Kateelkar, Multinet Gas contract performance analyst Andrew Blease, ZNX gas fitter Con Eggenhuizen, Dant Industries representative Malcolm Ashworth, ZNX gas supply supervisor Glenn Wilson, and Dant Industries representative Paul Spithil

Melbourne’s iconic Shrine of Remembrance will continue to burn after Multinet Gas maintained the gas assets that feed it.

Scheduling the maintenance proved less than straight forward, however, when workers discovered specifications, drawings and spares for the flame had diminished or were non-existent with the passing of time. Starting from scratch, the company had to track down the builders of the original bowl and burner, and sign a new MOU with the Shrine.

Dant Industries, the company responsible for supplying parts since the 1970s, took 3D imagery and moulds from which they will manufacture spare parts at its foundry in Melbourne.

Due to difficulty cutting off the gas service and the remote location of the valve in relative to the flame, a new valve was also cut into the service closer to the asset for convenience and to mitigate any associated safety risks.

To keep the flame burning brightly, ZNX Victoria Network Services gas fitter Cornelius (Con) Eggenhuizen (pictured) will check the burner, regulator shaft and bowl twice a year.

“I take the responsibility very seriously,” he said.