Australian chiller unit manufacturer, Matsu Chilling Systems has supplied a chiller unit to Challenger Tafe, hosts of the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) project in Perth. The chiller unit will partner with training equipment used by the Tafe to address the skill shortage in the resource sector as it completes a new facility that trains students and employees in skills required to work in the constantly growing resource industry in Western Australia.
The ACEPT project, hosted by Challenger Tafe is located in Henderson, South of Fremantle and has been jointly funded by the Australian government contributed, the West Australian Government, and private industry.
The air cooled chiller unit that Challenger Tafe purchased from Summit Matsu Chillers is planned to begin operating half way through 2010 for use in their distillation column at the oil and gas facility. The distillation column at ACEPT is a scaled down version of a commercial distillation column. The distillation column was designed and built in Canada where chiller units are not required because the climate is vastly different.
Australia’s harsh and hot conditions required a chiller unit to prevent over heating, and to maintain proper operation of the column. The distillation column is situated outside in direct sun light so it absorbs too much solar radiation, so the chiller unit will overcome this problem by keeping the temperature low so the distillation column can function efficiently.
Summit Matsu Chillers is excited that one of their chiller units is used for such an important project which is set to shape the success of the resource industry in Western Australia and ultimately the future of Australia’s economy for years to come.