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Matsu Industrial Chillers Cool Concrete for South Australia’s Desalination Plant

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article image Industrial Chillers Cooling Concrete for South Australia’s Desalination Plant

Matsu Chilling Systems  has supplied an industrial chiller to Hallett Concrete, Adelaide’s leading independent concrete supplier for their batch concrete facilities.  

The industrial chiller is employed to cool concrete during the manufacture of precast concrete panels for use in the construction of the South Australian Government’s desalination plant.

Hallett Concrete has been servicing Adelaide's market with pre-mixed concrete since 1978 and is now recognised as the leading independent supplier of concrete to the Adelaide market, incorporating two concrete plants and over 30 trucks.

Desalination Plant

As part of the State's ‘Water for Good’ plan to secure water for the future, the South Australian Government is building a seawater desalination plant at Lonsdale, south of Adelaide to ensure drinking water is available even in times of drought.

The total project cost is $1.83 billion and the plant will deliver up to 100 billion litres of water each year (100GL) – about half of Adelaide’s annual water supply.  

Keeping Concrete Cool

Scorching temperatures during an Adelaide summer mean that evaporation is a significant problem in any concrete construction.  

Andy Jordan, the Operations Manager from Hallett Concrete explained that keeping the concrete cool for the precast panels was vital in the hot conditions experienced in Adelaide.  

The cooling system is a core part of this process and the industrial chiller provided by Matsu ensured the concrete was kept at the right temperature.  

Matsu Chilling Systems is one of the leading suppliers of industrial chillers, designing and engineering chillers to suit many industrial applications.  

The Matsu fluid and water chillers are used for applications such as concrete batch cooling, extrusion cooling, process cooling, humidity and temperature regulation, motor cooling, laser cooling, autoclave cooling, mine shaft cooling as well as ventilation and air handling systems.  

All internal components are mounted to facilitate frequent movement of the chiller from location to location.  

Matsu industrial water chillers are designed specifically for batch concrete plants where the location of the chiller changes.  

Some of the advantages of Matsu industrial chilling systems, according to General Manager Daniel Rollston include:

  • Designed from the ground up for tough Australian conditions, making them superior to other concrete water chillers
  • Compressors are rubber mounted, copper piping is flexible and designed for vibration, and the rigid frame prevents damage to the chiller

Summit Matsu Chilling Systems manufacture and distribute water chillers Australia-wide for air conditioning, industrial processes, food processing, petrochemical applications, scientific uses and process cooling machinery across all types of applications.  

Summit Matsu Chilling Systems also commission and service water chillers from 2kW to 1200kW Australia wide and throughout the Middle East.

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