About

Pure Piping delivers reliable, high-quality piping systems, fabrication and installation services to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, semiconductor and bioprocess industries. The company directors have a combined 45 years’ fabrication, project management and supervision experience in the industry, intimately understand the environments in which we work and help clients to get it right first time. The result is exceptional quality.

The Pure Piping team rigorously applies the company Quality, Administrative and Technical Operations Management system in its day-to-day activities, allowing for the execution of projects in a standard and systemised manner.

We have completed several large-scale projects over the past three years.  See the “our works” tab for details and references.


Quality Assurance

Pure Piping strives to produce the highest Quality Assurance documentation possible.  The QA pack we provide for our clients is set out in a very clear, practical way which captures all required components of the project. We ensure our documentation meets or surpasses the required standards as per our clients’ regulating body such as Therapeutic Goods of Australia (TGA) or Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

Our quality pack complies with all codes of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), is equivalent to ISO 9001 and prepared in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9004.5 (Int.).


Our Premises and equipment

We have recently doubled our factory space at Factory 2 & 3, 4 The Concord, Bundoora. This has increased our premises to 640sq metres.
Our factory is home to additional equipment such as our forklift, brake press, band saw’s, pedestal drill, polishing grinders and a range of material stock.
To ensure a superior finished product Pure Piping uses high quality, well-maintained welding equipment.

Current equipment includes:

  • 6 x Orbimat Orbital Welding Machines, all with test and calibration certificates.
  • 1 x Orbitwin 165CA Parallel Switching Box which allows for the connection of two welder heads from one machine.
  • 1 x OW-12 weld head, weld range 6mm-13mm.
  • 1 x 38S weld heads, weld range 6mm-38mm.
  • 6 x 76S weld heads, weld range 6mm-76mm.
  • 2 x 115S weld head, weld range 25mm-115mm.
  • 22 x TIG welding machines.
  • 6 x specialist tube cutting machines.
  • 2 x tube end facing tools, ensures perfect square tube ends for precision orbital welding.
  • Magnehelic – With our extensive experience welding small size pipe/tube, we know how to ensure correct internal gas pressure using a Magnehelic.
  • Purge Monitor – Our calibrated gas monitors enable us to know for certain all oxygen is removed from the line during purging, ensuring we provide the cleanest internal welds possible.
  • 4 x Laser levels – Our calibrated laser levels ensure our pipework and equipment is installed accurately to the project specifications.
  • 2 x Passivation Skids – Manufactured in house to ensure all requirements could be catered for. Skid options- 800L tank for large applications, 80L tank for smaller applications

Our Team

Pure Piping trade personnel are second-to-none in the field, highly qualified, experienced and committed to working along-side our clients to provide exceptional results.

Pure Piping employees are all entitled to the PPTEU’s enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA).

The decision for our company to sign the EBA was to ensure our employees work under the best industry agreement and entitlements for them (e.g. RDOs, holiday leave, long service leave, redundancy fund).

The best conditions ensure we have the best employees in our unique high purity industry.

 

Please click on the “staff” tab to the right for details of the Pure Piping team.

Mark Owen

Director / Project Manager

Started an engineering in light fabrication apprenticeship in 1994 and completed trade in 1998. Has 24 years’ experience in fabrication, project management and supervision for stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, semi-conductor, oil and gas, petro-chemical and water industries. Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796.

Andrew Owen

Director / Project Manager

Started an engineering in light fabrication apprenticeship in 2001 and completed trade in 2005. Has 16 years’ experience in fabrication, project management and supervision for stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and semi-conductor industries. Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796.

Ryan Warnock

Quality Assurance

Started a plumbing apprenticeship in 2006 and completed trade in 2010. Has 10 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Chris Vella

Supervisor / Leading Hand

Started a plumbing apprenticeship in 2004 and completed trade in 2008, is a licensed plumber. Has 16 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries.

Paul Robshaw

Supervisor / Leading Hand

Started an engineering apprenticeship in 1985 and completed trade in 1989. Has 35 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas and biomedical industries.

Nick Streeter

QA / welding inspector

Started an engineering in light fabrication apprenticeship in 1994 and completed trade in 1998. Has 26 years’ experience in pipe work fabrication in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796. Completed welding tickets 2, 4 and 5. Ticketed international welding inspector

Ben Riordan

Tradesman

Started an engineering apprenticeship in 1996 and completed trade in 1999. Has 24 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas and biomedical industries.Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796.

Nick Seymour

Tradesman

Started an engineering apprenticeship in 2008 and completed trade in 2011. Has 12 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas and biomedical industries.Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796.

Brent Proctor

Tradesman

Started an engineering apprenticeship in 1994 and completed trade in 1997. Has 26 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas and biomedical industries.Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796.

Jamie Carpinteri

Tradesman

Started an engineering apprenticeship in 2007 and completed trade in 2010. Has 13 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas and biomedical industries.Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796.Completed welding tickets 2, 4 and 5.

Adam McGrath

Tradesman

Started an engineering apprenticeship in 1991 and completed trade in 1994. Has 29 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas and biomedical industries.Acquired certificate 7 in GTAW to AS1796.Completed welding tickets 2, 4 and 5.

Michael Naumovski

Tradesman

Started an engineering apprenticeship in 2004 and completed trade in 2007. Has 16 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas and biomedical industries.

David Miodragovic

3rd year apprentice

Started a plumbing apprenticeship in 2017. Has 3 years’ experience in stainless steel pipe work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Jennifer Lewin

Accounts / Admin

Completed arts / science degrees at Melbourne University before completing a GraduateDiploma of Education at RMIT and going on to become a secondary school science and maths teacher. Made a career change after having kids and started an accounts / admin role for a caravan manufacturer. Began at Pure Piping in 2016 with the Directors.

Karli Owen

Accounts / Admin

Completed a Science degree at Melbourne University before working as a Sales representative and progressing to State Manager in the pharmaceutical industry. Started Pure Piping with the Directors and currently assists with all aspects of Pure Piping administration.

Testimonials

Pure Piping successfully completed the installation works associated with the process and process services piping for the Subfractionation plant area of the new IgLAB Module IV pharmaceutical facility at CSL Behring in Broadmeadows.

The Pure Piping team worked well together, and attended to challenges with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude. They were structured and well organised on the construction site, with direct hands-on involvement of managers. The team demonstrated flexibility when requested to temporarily redeploy to complete the installation of a separate plant area on a tight shutdown schedule.

The quality of workmanship throughout was very high, and the Pure Piping team worked diligently to maintain schedule and liaise on all issues relative to construction detail and specified materials to achieve the process and mechanical design intent. I have no hesitation in recommending Pure Piping.

Karen Noonan – Project Engineer

We engaged Pure Piping to complete process pipework at our technical project in Adelaide for Mayne Pharma. Our experience with Mark, Andrew and their team was extremely enjoyable and found their workmanship and service to be an exceptional standard. Pure Piping implemented a collaborative approach to our project and formed a sound solution based service in which we couldn’t of been happier with. Great team and service, highly recommend.

Sam Margitich – Project Engineer

Pure piping’s service is first class, both in terms of fabrication workmanship and quality pack documentation. Your team are always a pleasure to deal with, and often went that extra mile to ensure the job was completed right and on time.

Cameron Simpson, CSL Module IV expansion Project Manager

This Oral Solid Dose Project involved the installation of a new Purified Water system including; a 7000L tank, heat exchanger and sterilising unit. Pure Piping was also responsible for other base building services like clean steam, ethanol, medium pressure steam & condensate, pharma & instrument air, hot & cold water and nitrogen. These services interfaced with the following pieces of equipment; tablet coater, 2no. fluid bed dryers, a tablet press, automated lifters, granulator and a dry mill. Pure Piping co-ordinated with the client, head contractor and superintendent throughout the entire process ensuring all services were delivered in a timely manner.

Joe Ramsden – August, 2017 – Project Value – $1,000,000

Working with the Mark, Andrew and the Pure Piping team at Mayne Pharma was a valuable experience. I worked with them recently on a project with various time constraints, demanding long hours with challenges constantly emerging. Pure Piping were contracted to complete modification of existing services, as well as installation of new GMP services. Their ability to provide expert recommendations and technical knowledge around Pharmaceutical-grade installations for services such as purified water, clean steam and pharmaceutical grade compressed air, is outstanding.

Overall I commend their approachability, willingness to provide guidance, as well as their workmanship which proves to be exceptional.

Looking forward to working with them again in the future.

Jennifer Bonafe – Project Engineer