An innovative provider of tailored engineering solutions, systems, and services.
Established in 2000, Clearguard Pty Ltd is a global engineering solutions company headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, and with locations across the USA and Europe.
Clearguard was founded by Hans Sauer, a highly regarded engineer and innovator with significant industry experience and a deep understanding of plant operations at all levels. Recognizing a long-standing safety and process issue that many industries faced but were unable to solve, Hans developed the Autorodder™ – an ingenious yet uncomplicated tool that automates the risky process of manually rodding out tapping points, while in turn providing greater unit efficiency and a sustainable environmentally acceptable outcome.
World-leading engineering services and technical expertise.
Backed by our highly experienced team of engineers and industry professionals, Clearguard has the capability to support industries of all types in the provision of automatic process, instrument, and maintenance engineering solutions. Understanding that every sector faces its own unique set of challenges, Clearguard’s solutions are tailored to meet the specific requirements of our clients – ensuring they achieve successful outcomes that lead to increased plant efficiency.
A need for safe and reliable process measurement was identified by Clearguard Founder and Director, Hans Sauer.
Following extensive research, the concept for the Autorodder was developed and a worldwide patent was granted. Additional country-specific patents have since been achieved.
Testing and trials of the Autorodder took place in Australia, Scotland, Brazil, USA and New Zealand, targeting various toxic, hazardous and arduous applications.
Major alumina refining projects in Western Australia and Northern Territory purchased multiple Autorodders.
The Clearguard Pty Ltd Business Management System was certified by Det Norske Veritas in accordance with the principles and requirements of AS/NZS ISO9001.
The Autorodder was a winner in the 2008 Western Australia Engineering Excellence Awards and a finalist in the 2008 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards.
The Autorodder achieves global reach with Clearguard’s network of distribution partners supporting clients throughout the USA, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, the UAE, and India.
Clearguard and The Autorodder undergo a major brand evolution.