Matsu Chilling Systems have provided Perth Radiation Oncology with a custom specified chiller to cool their linear accelerator which is the key machine used in radiation therapy for cancer patients.
Perth Radiation Oncology provide care and treatment for cancer patients. At the core of the radiation treatments that the clinic offers is the linear accelerator (linac) which speeds particles to an extent at which they are able to pass through the body to kill cancerous cells. It is a process that requires high voltage and generates an enormous amounts of heat as a by product.
The clinic commissioned Summit Matsu Chilling Systems to design and manufacture a chiller which was able to cool the linac by pumping cool water through the machine. In selecting Matsu for the project, Mike Masters of Perth Radiation Oncology noted that the sensitive nature of the machine dictated that the chiller be able to maintain a constant temperature. Matsu Chilling Systems are the only supplier able to guarantee that the chiller could maintain a relatively high ambient temperature of 50°C.
In addition to the ability to provide custom specifications in the design process, the smaller environmental footprint compared to the competition was also a major factor in the decision making process. For Perth Radiation Oncology, having an Australian manufacturer meant that when the clinic experienced a problem it was addressed quickly and thoroughly by the same engineers who built the chiller.