Since emerging on the NSW manufacturing scene in 2007, composite technology leader, Omni Tanker, has had a meteoric journey to global success.

Challenged with developing a versatile, lightweight, safe composite tank for the transport of corrosive and high purity chemicals, to stringent European standards, Omni Tanker partnered with APR.Intern to gain access to skilled expertise that would take their design to the next level.

“We were matched with Manudha “Thinu” Herath at a critical time in this project. To be able to rapidly and seamlessly tap into his specialised engineering skills made a significant difference for Omni Tanker, and is one of the reasons APR.Intern is so successful,” 

 

Dr Luke Djukic, Omni Tanker Chief Technical Officer

PhD intern, Thinu Herath, from the University of New South Wales, worked with Omni Tanker to develop the structural design of the tank and its fire protection system. He also worked to manufacture a full-sized prototype of the 4000-litre tank which was then used for further testing in Germany.

“We greatly benefited from Thinu’s involvement in the project. He was able to offer a higher level of finite element analysis capability than we had previously, improving design efficiency and reducing development,” 

 

Dr Luke Djukic, Omni Tanker Chief Technical Officer

From concept and development to final product delivery, the project was a win-win experience with Thinu now a full-time member of the team. The project reached a key milestone with fire protection testing taking place on Thinu’s tank in Germany and the tanks are now in market in Europe and the USA.

An OmniTAINER purchased by a global leasing giant leaves Omni Tanker’s factory en route to Germany.
An OmniTAINER purchased by a global leasing giant leaves Omni Tanker’s factory en route to Germany.
Thinu Herath is now a valued full time member of Omni Tanker’s engineering team.
Thinu Herath is now a valued full time member of Omni Tanker’s engineering team.
OMNI TANKER MANUFACTURES SUCCESS WITH SPECIALISED ENGINEERING SKILLS