Green Energy “Made in Italy”

April 2020
Italy’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) coastal depot, built by Depositi Italiani GNL S.p.A., will become operational in 2021. Located in the Port of Ravenna, the depot represents an outstanding opportunity for Italy, a new source of supply of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), essential to reach the country’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, especially in the heavy-duty and maritime transport sectors.

The facility will have a capacity of 20,000 cubic meters of LNG and an annual handling capacity of more than 1 million cubic meters of LNG, which will be used as alternative sustainable fuel in the heavy-duty and maritime transport sectors: the facility’s capacity will enable it to handle enough LNG to supply at least 12,000 trucks and approximately 50 ferries every year. It is estimated that during the life cycle of this project, which is expected to start operating in the second half of 2021, it will prevent the production of 6 million tons of CO2.

SIAD MI was chosen to design and install a SMART LNG system to re-liquefy evaporated gas (Boil-Off-Gas – BOG) from the tanks of the coastal depot. Once reconverted into a liquid state through a nitrogen recycling refrigeration system, the retrieved gas will be re-introduced into the depot’s tanks, with zero emissions into the atmosphere, through a closed circuit that has no impact on the environment.

SIAD MI is also involved in the provision of cryogenic compressor packages – BOG compressors – to be installed to manage the Boil-Off-Gas during the unloading stages of LNG cargo ships, when LNG is transferred from the ships’ storage tanks to the depot’s tanks.

Q-Boss support during Covid-19

April 2020
It is an extreme and unique moment for the world economy and health system. Respecting all the rules put in place to manage the global pandemic, Q-Boss is still supporting our clients with ourproducts and solutions. Please feel free to contact us for your enquiries and requirements, and / or for analysis related to your projects.

Vahterus Gets a New Visual Identity

April 2019
Vahterus unveils its visual identity remake. Vahterus¹s visual identity has been built up over the last 27 years. During that time, the company has grown significantly. They have invented new technologies and supplied premium heat exchanger solutions to customers all over the world. Now, they have renewed the branding to reflect these innovations and growth. The starting point for the visual identity remake was the values on which Vahterus is built: qualities, simple and meaningful design, caring for the environment, reliability, trustworthiness, innovation and customer focus.

SIAD Macchine Impianti – New Training Area

March 2019
A brand new Training Area was unveiled by the Global Service Division of SIAD Macchine Impianti.
From now on, a totally refurbished room with the most advanced, multi-media equipment will host the training sessions organized by the staff of SIAD Macchine Impianti for customers, agents, and colleagues who need to learn about operating and maintaining all SIAD Macchine Impianti products, with a special focus on compressors.
On the ground floor , there is a room with an interactive white board (IWB) for shared documents and multimedia content, and an area with full sized compressors for practical training sessions. Above these is a stylish meeting room on the upper floor.
Competent and well-trained technical staff provide the best guarantee for the optimum operation of SIAD MI products, minimizing running costs and ensuring total safety.
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SIAD MI Interactive Performance Test: a new way of testing our compressors!

October 2018

Q-Boss accredited to ISO 9001:2015

September 2018

On 20th of July 2018, Q-Boss successfully completed our surveillance audit for ISO certification, and now the company is certified with the new Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015. It is a very important step for Q-Boss and we are confident it will help our Company continue to grow and serve our very valuable customers in the best ways.


Q-Boss now has a Registered Trademarks

August 2018

We are proud to announce that our trade marks “Q-Boss” and “Q-Boss Process Solutions” have successfully been registered in Australia. This will help our name and brands to be protected and recognised in the international business world.

Q-Boss is on the move

July 2018

It’s with great anticipation and excitement that we would like to announce that Q-Boss will soon be moving premises. We are relocating to a larger facility which is located at 118 Dowd Street, Welshpool. The move will be taking place in mid August..


June 2018

Thanks to the wide experience and know-how gathered in cryogenic technologies, SIAD Macchine Impianti has developed a wide range of natural gas liquefaction plant.

SMART LNG plant are the first solution developed in Italy for the liquefaction of natural gas (LNG) on a small and scale.

The gas produced in this way can be used locally in transport service stations or for micro-distribution networks. SIAD Macchine Impianti uses tested and proven technologies characterized by easy plant start up, operation and shutdown, but also involving highly reliable and efficient nitrogen-handling machines (turbines and compressors).

The plant is also performing with high-pressure, natural gas network and its liquefaction process is flexible, so that a variation in capacity is straightforward and continuous operation is possible.

All this without sacrifying safety, by using nitrogen (inert gas) instead of hydrocarbon as a refrigerant.

New CO2 Compressor in Australia

February 2018

Q-Boss is very proud to announce the order of a new CO2 reciprocating compressor that will be installed in NSW by end of this year. Thanks go to SIAD Macchine Impianti Italy for their support and to our client for the trust they have placed in our products and solutions. We look forward to helping our client with a very successful installation.

ISO Certification Renewal

September 2017

Q-Boss has been an ISO certified company for 3 years! Our surveillance audit was held onsite on Friday the 15th of September 2017 with great results. We are proud of this result and are confident it will help Q-Boss continue to grow and serve our very valuable customers in the best way.

Penta is celebrating 40 years of successful operations in the Metal Seated Ball Valves Market

August 2017

Penta’s historical journey shines a light on our past, present and future.

Our journey begins with the development of the first metal seated valve for extreme working temperatures (up to 720°C), to the challenge of managing low temperature services (down to -196°C), and to the development of models for abrasive services and Multiport valves (3 ways).

Penta’s latest industry-leading development is an innovative Wafer Split Body Design, as the starting point for the development of soft seated ball valves, which are designed to make the maintenance on those wafer valves used on dirty services easier. The use of a spit body wafer design eliminates the possibility of galling on the end ring nut. The automatic body cavity pressure relief, together with bi-directionality, make this model technically superior.

With over 40 years of experience in the ball valves industry, Penta products are synonymous with quality and reliability, thanks to the continuous investment in Research and Development into unique technology solutions in the industry, entirely made in Italy, that meet the specific needs of our customers.

SIAD Macchine Impianti and the Global Service Division: a guarantee for ASUs

June 2017

The Global Service Division of SIAD Macchine Impianti offers specific maintenance and assistance services for the protection of air separation units from wear and tear damage. With its highly trained staff and selected spare parts, Global Service guarantees that the systems work reliably and efficiently over time, avoiding sudden stops and reducing recovery time to a minimum in the event of a stoppage.

The SIAD Macchine Impianti Global Service Division is the ideal choice for reliability, and in particular for:

The supply of genuine spare parts
Preventive and predictive maintenance
On site assistance
Remote assistance: scheduled or on call (24/7)
Staff training
Engineering services


APPEA 2017: the importance of being there

May 2017

Last week, Q-Boss attended the APPEA Conference and Exhibition at the Perth Convention Centre in Perth, Western Australia.
It was a very successful event for everybody involved, and provided an important opportunity for our team to be there and meet our historical customers and new potential clients.
Many thanks to all the people who took the time to visit our booth, and to our partners that sponsored this important event.

Q-Boss is proud to attend the 2017 APPEA Conference and Exhibition in Perth, Western Australia

May 2017

For the second consecutive year, Q-Boss Pty Ltd will be present at the APPEA Conference and Exhibition. This exhibition is a key industry event. The show attracts major international oil and gas companies, service providers and equipment manufacturers.

The 2017 edition of APPEA takes place from 14 to 17 May 2017 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Perth, Western Australia.

The Perth exhibition is the ideal showcase for Q-Boss since it is known to be an excellent networking platform and offers numerous opportunities for sharing knowledge and establishing partnerships for our products and solutions related to compressors, air separation units, heat exchangers and specialised valves.

Come and visit us at stand no. 111
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Q-Boss is again a member of Achilles FPS

April 2017

We are delighted to inform you that Q-boss Pty Ltd is again a registered supplier member of Achilles FPS Oil & Gas Asia Pacific (member number 27299).

Being an Achilles FPS community member gives us complete visibility of our business and capabilities to the main Buyers using Achilles for the pre-qualification of their supply chain. These Buyers include Arrow Energy, Conoco Phillips, Origin, QGC, Santos, Senex Energy, Total and many more.

This Certification will help us to work with our Partners and customers in the most efficient way.

Cape Lambert Power Plant Project

March 2017

Q-Boss is proud to have been selected as one of the suppliers for the Cape Lambert Power Plant Project, in Western Australia. Thank you to everybody involved in this prestigious project for your support and for the trust you have placed in our company, products and people.

Q-Boss’s cyclist team in Adelaide

January 2017

“Q-Boss’s cycling team proudly participated in the “Tour Down Under” held in Adelaide in January 2017 as an amateur team.
To be part of a team is really important, both in sport and in the business context. By working together, it is possible to be successful through challenging circumstances.
Q-Boss is proud to be a part of this team and to share the values of friendship, sport, support and respect”.


SIAD MI commissions ASU in Indonesia

November 2016

SIAD Macchine Impianti has commissioned and sold a new air separation unit (ASU) to a Gas Company in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The turnkey plant, which was installed in Karawang Industrial City, produces a total of 120 tonnes per day (tpd) of liquid oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2) and argon (Ar).
It is understood that the inauguration of the new site seeks to support the development of the local high-tech industry in Indonesia by supplying high quality liquid products.
The plant was jointly engineered by SIAD’s teams at its headquarters in Bergamo, Italy, and its SIAD Engineering (Hangzhou) division in the Zhejiang Province, China.

ISO Certification Renewal

October 2016

Q-Boss have been an ISO certified company for 2 years!
Our surveillance audit was held onsite on Monday the 3rd of October with great results. We are
proud of this result and are confident it will help Q-Boss continue to grow and serve our customers.

PSHE for high-pressure geothermal power generation application

Septemeber 2016

In 2011, Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence (QGECE) in Australia was looking for compact and robust heat exchanger solution for a lab environment geothermal power generation system. The Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence was established in 2009 in Pinjarra Hills, Brisbane, Australia. The purpose of the research centre was to assist the uptake of geothermal power generation.

Vahterus and Q-Boss worked closely for this project. “They were successful in obtaining the contract after an internal review process. A key aspect of the review was the ability to provide compact, cost-effective, high-pressure heat exchangers suitable for the required duty. During the tendering and supply process Vahterus and Q-Boss were very supportive, and provided assistance and information as required. In operation, the heat exchanger units have performed as required,” says a QGECE Research Officer.
The fully welded structure and the compact size of Vahterus PSHE proved to be a winning combination: it utilizes the thermal capabilities of corrugated plate technology and housing the platepack with a pressure vessel (shell) to create an innovative and robust heat exchanger solution.

As an end result of the close cooperation between Vahterus, Q-Boss, and the customer, the units were successfully put into operation. More recently, the system had a piping upgrade, the team worked effectively again to allow the upgrade proceed rapidly.

Blutek Screw Compressor

August 2016

We are very proud to introduce our new supply Partner: BLUTEK.

BLUTEK is an independent ISO-certified company that specialises in the design and production of engineered turnkey skids for service air, instrument air and nitrogen generation, both offshore and onshore.

BLUTEK also creates and assembles tailor-made skid units for adverse environments such as offshore, explosion-proof and desert areas. These include instrument air, black start and plant air compressors.

Based on the client’s specifications, skids include:
– Screw compressors (lubricated or oil-free, water or air-cooled, and fixed or variable speed, with electric LV-MV motor or diesel engine)
– Dryers: adsorption, heatless / heated, heat of compression (HOC), membrane and refrigerated
– Membrane / pressure swing adsorption (PSA) nitrogen generators
– Air receivers
– Specialized lifting frames

BLUTEK solutions are designed and manufactured to meet our client’s Standards requirements, and can comply on request with all major local and international Standards, including API 619, ISO 10440.1 and ISO 10440.2, ATEX, API R14, EN 60034, ASME VIII DIV. 1 and U STAMP, and PED.

Through Q-Boss’ partnership with BLUTEK we are able to provide our customers with a wider range of solutions and support to meet their requirements.
Please contact us if you have any requirements for BLUTEK solutions.

SIAD Macchine Impianti Global Service Division: new life for compressors

May 2016

Continuous optimization of compressors. With the new revamping tools, “Revamp Conversion” and “Modernization”, the aim is to upgrade outdated technologies, renew worn machines and replace old-design components. This gives a significant reduction in machine downtime, better performance at equivalent consumption plus operating conditions in maximum safety, always in compliance with current regulations.

The main advantages of the revamping include the upgrading of the machinery to the new process or capacity conditions; a guarantee is then issued, attesting that the examined compressor is as new.

SIAD Macchine Impianti Smart Liquid Plant

April 2016

SIAD Macchine Impianti won another important order from a leading Indian company operating in the medical and industrial gas production and distribution sectors. The order involves the supply of a Smart Liquid Plant, with the modular Air Separation Unit (ASU) representing a development of SIAD Macchine Impianti’s liquid oxygen and nitrogen production systems.

The five main modules making up the system will be fully assembled and tested in the factory – and then installed and connected on site in just 15 days, which is 70% less than the time normally required for such operations. This saves about 30 days in the time and costs of a complete installation, thereby allowing earlier commencement of production.

Q-Boss is again a member of Achilles FPS

March 2016

We are delighted to inform you that Q-boss Pty Ltd is again a registered supplier member of Achilles FPS Oil & Gas Asia Pacific (member number 27299).

Being a FPS community member gives us complete visibility of our business and capabilities to the main Buyers using Achilles for the pre-qualification of their supply chain. These Buyers include Arrow Energy, Conoco Phillips, Origin, QGC, Santos, Senex Energy, Total and many more.

This Certification will help us to work with our Partners and customers in the most efficient way.

The Internationalisation Award goes to Vahterus

February 2016

The President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, has awarded 2015 internationalisation awards to Vahterus, which excels in industrial heat exchangers.

The internationalisation award of the President of the Republic is a recognition granted to internationally successful Finnish companies, communities and their personnel. The award winners’ success is based on top expertise, the ability to seize opportunity in the changing markets and a willingness to take risks.

Penta receives ABS approval

January 2016

In December 2015, Penta reached another target regarding the quality and reliability certification of their products. Penta’s model SAT CRIO class ANSI 150 has received ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Approval for use on LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessels.

The certification covers both manual valves and valves with additional operators (gearbox, pneumatic actuators) and was obtained following ABS Rules 5C-8-5/3.1(b), regarding working temperatures lower than -50°C. All Penta valves have been tested to 16 bar and -150°C.

The valves are part of the SAT Crio series, and are designed for handling cryogenic media at temperatures between -200°C and +200°C, when valves are equipped with seat in KEL-F, or between -100°C and +700°C, when they are equipped with the unique self-lubricant seat manufactured from our special “Pentafite” material. Neither valve types use any polymeric material or O-ring for Body Gaskets or Stem Seals.

Q-boss proudly supports local cyclist team

December 2015

We are proud to inform that Q-boss is one of the main sponsor for a bicycle team based in Perth, “Squadra del Sabato”.For Q-boss the sport is important, it is an opportunity to share important values as friendship, respect, fair competition.This is the opportunity to spread our brand around Perth’s paths.


Q-boss has achieved ISO 9001:2008

November 2015

We are delighted to inform you that in November 2015, Q-boss Pty Ltd has achieved ISO9001:2008 Bureau Veritas Certification.
This is a very proud moment for us all at Q-boss. We are continually investing in our processes and services, so that we can be recognised by our local customers as a high-quality and customer-focused service provider, who proudly represents the leading products and solutions from our world-class global suppliers.
This Certification will help us to work with our Partners and customers in the most efficient way. Thank you again for all your support of Q-boss, we sincerely appreciate it

Q-boss attends APPEA Conference & Exhibition

May 2015

The 2015 edition of APPEA Conference & Exhibition takes place from 17 to 20 May at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The event is organized by APPEA which is the largest Australian association for oil production and research, and represents 98% of the market sector at a national level. The convention aims to encourage the exchange of ideas and contribute to the development of the sector’s regulatory framework.
The Melbourne exhibition is the ideal showcase for Q-boss with the intent to also explore the East Coast of Australia to spread the products and solutions related to compressors, air separation units, heat exchangers and specialised valves.
Come and visit us at stand no. 356
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Our service and reputation as a consultant-supplier: we provide our clients with a solution rather than a product

Availability to invest in understanding and finding solutions for the market

Support during your whole project:

• Technical and Commercial support from the Feasibility Study stage to installation and operations / maintenance

• Quick turnaround of enquiries

• Ability to expedite and manage deliveries

• Original spare parts availability

• After sales and maintenance support












To be seen by our customers as the leading and the most exciting process technology solutions provider in the Indo-Pacific Region, and to make a lasting contribution to our customers and the community in which we operate


• Care of our people and the environment
• Organizational learning and development
• Value delivered to our client
• Engineering skill and creativity


End User

For Q-boss it is important for us to build a relationship with our end users so that we can be sure we understand their needs and requirements, and so that we are able to explain the technical and financial benefits of our proposed solutions.

Over the past 25+ years, our products have been bought and installed by a number of the largest and most successful companies in the world;  including major oil & gas organisations.

Our products, services and solutions are making a lasting contribution to our clients and the communities in which they operate.

We are supremely confident of the quality and safety of these products and proud that these solutions are adding technical and commercial value to our clients.

Engineering Consultant

On large projects, we like to have early contact with the consulting team responsible for the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED).

In our experience, through a mutual understanding of our client’s objectives and needs, we are able to offer solutions which can save time and costs in design and which can offer considerable advantages to the end client.


We work hand in hand with contractors to ensure our products are supplied and commissioned with the minimum of fuss or issues.

Often prior to major contracts being awarded, clients or the EPC will undertake a value engineering exercise; it is common for our products and solutions to be chosen through the considerable total cost of ownership benefits we can bring to value engineering.


Our products are at the leading edge of quality and innovation, supported by considerable investment in in-house research, development and testing. We welcome the opportunity to share our experiences with universities and similar research-oriented organisations, particularly in new fields such as sustainable energy.