Technical Tours

Technical Tours are now available as part of the Conference. Please see below the details and descriptions of each tour.

Please note that tickets are only available for purchase on-site at the Registration Desk. Each tour is limited to size and they will sell out, so we recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as you arrive at the Conference.

TECHNICAL TOURS - Limit of 1 technical tour per person

Site Visit 1 - ANSTO Discovery Centre
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Time: 14:00 - 18:30
Cost: AUD 50.00

Cost includes coach transfers between Hilton Sydney and Lucas Heights and afternoon refreshments.
Tour strictly limited to 20 participants.

The ANSTO Discovery Centre will be hosting a tour on Wednesday, 21st September 2011 from 15:00 - 17:00. The tour will include the following:
- General and brief presentation on ANSTO
- Tour of the OPAL Research Reactor
- Tour of the Neutron Beam facilities
- Tour of the Centre for Accelerator Science and presentation on other chemical facilities (e.g. National Deuteration facilities, Heath or Radiopharmaceutical facilities).
The ANSTO Tour will include afternoon tea.
In order to attend this tour, please note there is a security procedure involved. ANSTO require a list of all visitors' details (1. full name, 2. residential address and 3. driver's license (Australian citizens) or passport number with country of origin).
Once you have registered for this tour we will send you the appropriate forms to fill out for you to return to us at your earliest convenience.

Site Visit 2a - BOC Cylinder Maintenance Centre
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Cost: AUD 50.00

Cost includes coach transfers between Hilton Sydney and North Ryde and afternoon refreshments.
Tour strictly limited to 18 participants.

PLEASE NOTE: DELEGATES MUST WEAR THEIR OWN SAFETY SHOES.

BOC is setting new benchmarks in plant technology and innovation through its $14.8 million Cylinder Maintenance Centre of Excellence in Sydney.
Located at BOC's Sydney Operations Centre, the state-of-the-art test shop consolidates the company's cylinder testing operations throughout the South Pacific enhancing efficiency, workplace safety and customer service.
Greatly reducing the need for manual handling, the near fully-automated maintenance centre conducts ultrasonic safety screening, powder coating, of steel and aluminium gas cylinders and valve refurbishment.
BOC owns and manages approximately 2.2 million cylinders which need to be safety tested once every 10 years in the case of steel cylinders and once every five years for aluminium cylinders. This equates to an annual test quantity of around 120,000 for the company.

Site Visit 2b - BOC Regional Operating Centre
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: AUD 50.00

Cost includes coach transfers between Hilton Sydney and Wetherill Park and afternoon refreshments.
Tour strictly limited to 15 participants.

The Remote Operating Centre (ROC) is one of several BOC remote operating centres located across the world. It was developed as an integral part of BOC's drive to achieve global best operating practice and world-class operational safety.
Through ROC, BOC is able to optimise plant operations at each of its 25 major plants across Australia and New Zealand, ensuring reliable supply with maximum efficiency.
Using leading-edge technologies, a team of dedicated ROC engineers supervise the operations of a variety of plants, including air separation units, carbon dioxide plants, nitrogen generators, argon purifiers, natural gas liquefiers, hydrogen plants, ozone plant and a helium plant, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Site Visit 3 - Caltex Refinery
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Cost: AUD 50.00

Cost includes coach transfers between Hilton Sydney and Kurnell and afternoon refreshments.
Tour strictly limited to 20 participants.

PLEASE NOTE: DELEGATES MUST WEAR A LONG SLEEVED SHIRT, LONG PANTS, SENSIBLE SHOES AND SAFETY GLASSES.

A private bus tour of the Caltex Refinery has been made available to highly educated scientists and chemical engineers. Please note the bus tour is to be guided by an experienced site process engineer.
This will be followed by a 1 hour presentation with a Q & A session and afternoon tea.