Cooling towers are often neglected, but their efficient operation is crucial if you want to avoid disruptions to your business, minimise safety risks and reduce excessive energy costs.
Commercial & Industrial Cooling Towers
Our highly trained technicians are experts at carrying out mechanical inspections, repairs, and interpreting risk management planning audits to ensure the smooth operation of all brands of cooling towers.
Whether it’s rebuilding cooling towers, repairs and upgrades or solutions for individual components, we can assist with cooling towers in Victoria, NSW and all other states.
Government regulations are strict, and getting stricter by the year. FlowMatrix can ensure your units meet these mandatory standards, and your business saves money on operating costs and avoids hefty fines for non-compliance with government regulations.
The importance of maintaining your cooling towers
- Prevention of Legionella outbreaks
- Improved cooling performance
- Reduction in energy consumption
- Extends the life of your assets, and reduces capital expense
- Meet compliance with government regulations
- Compliance with manufacturer’s operation and maintenance instructions
- Reduced costs in repair of failed components
- Compliance with AS/NZS 3666.1:2011. Air-handling and water systems of buildings
FlowMatrix specialises in the repair of cooling towers and their components to ensure optimal performance and the safety of your employees, customers and the public.
Our service technicians are fully trained to undertake all cooling tower repairs – from replacement of components, to refurbishments, upgrades and provision of cooling towers themselves.
We pride ourselves on our ability to act quickly, ensuring the safety of all staff (yours and ours) at all times, and meet the strictest of government regulations to ensure your cooling towers remain running at their optimal level, today and into the future.
Cooling Towers and Legionella
Legionella outbreaks are frequently linked to cooling towers that have been improperly maintained or neglected. Legionella bacteria is a naturally occurring bacteria, and is found in most natural water sources. When present in untreated and warm water, however, the bacteria can colonise to a dangerous level, and can become airborne through water droplets in the form of drift. The bacteria, when inhaled, can lead to outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease, a form of pneumonia, which is particularly life-threatening to anyone with an already compromised immune system.
Cooling towers can make an ideal breeding ground for Legionella bacteria to grow. It is imperative that towers are regularly inspected to ensure all components are operating as designed.
Risk Management Plan Audits
The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and The Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009 in VIC detail the requirements for the registration and maintenance of cooling tower systems. The registration of a cooling tower system is conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services who have the powers of prosecution under the 2008 Act.
The Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012 in NSW detail the requirements for the registration and maintenance of cooling tower systems. The registration of the cooling tower system is conducted by the City of Sydney.
Failure to register a cooling tower system, prepare a Risk Management Plan (RMP), or have it reviewed or audited are prosecutable offences.
FlowMatrix specialises in cooling tower inspections and interpreting Risk Management Plan audits. We offer peace of mind that your cooling towers meet all government regulatory standards and your complete and accurate risk management plan can be presented upon request.
Call FlowMatrix today to arrange the inspection and maintenance of your cooling towers.