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Blower system assists WWTP Three Kaeser EBC series blower systems were recently installed

featuring Omega Profile

at Water Corporation’s Collie Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)

rotors and an IE3 electric motor

to efficiently and reliably meet the compressed air requirements of

(which complies with and exceeds prevailing

an upgraded process aeration system.

Australian GEMS regulations for three-phase electric

Water Corporation supplies water, wastewater and drainage

motors) to ensure maximum energy savings and outstanding system

services to thousands of homes and businesses in Western

performance. These highly reliable and robust Omega Blower blocks

Australia. Wastewater management

feature long-life roller bearings and

is an essential part of the water

come prelubricated, ready for use.

cycle and, at present, the Water

In addition, a clever design

Corporation is responsible for the

not only delivers efficiency and

collection, treatment and either re-

dependability but also ensures a small

use or disposal of almost 450 million

footprint and ease of maintenance.

litres of wastewater a day.

An access-friendly configuration

When the wastewater reaches one

enables side-by-side installation

of the many treatment plants (WWTP)

of multiple units, while a space-

that Water Corporation operates,

saving component layout results in

it must go through a number of

a compact footprint.

processes before it can be returned

The Kaeser Compact series

to the environment. From aeration to

blower units are further delivered

digestion, a reliable and high-quality

complete with an acoustic enclosure

supply of compressed air is required.

that has been designed to minimise

Recently, an inadequate process

noise emissions.

aeration system at the Collie

The

WWTP was upgraded by the Water

Water

Corporation

commented: “The blower systems

Corporation. With a Kaeser blower

have been up and running for over

system already reliably powering the digestion process at the Collie

12 months. In that time they have proven to be exceptionally quiet

WWTP, the local authorised Kaeser Partner, Pneumatic Engineering,

in operation and very reliable in efficiently delivering compressed

was requested to propose a suitable blower system upgrade solution

air as and when required.”

for the aeration process.

Together with their minimal maintenance and service requirements,

To efficiently meet the demand for compressed air, Pneumatic

the versatile blowers ensure low life cycle costs. Mechanically tested

Engineering recommended and subsequently supplied three Kaeser

in Germany, the Kaeser BB-FB series rotary blower packages are

Compact EBC series blower systems. Part of the Compact series

available with free air deliveries from 1.5 to 74 m3/min, pressure

from Kaeser, the EBC models have been designed to incur minimal

up to 1000 mbar and vacuum to 500 mbar.

operating and maintenance costs and to ensure maximum reliability.

Kaeser Compressors Australia

Every Kaeser blower is equipped with a high-efficiency blower block

www.kaeser.com

Evoqua electrochlorination systems for Australia’s navy Evoqua Water Technologies has been selected by defence contractor BAE Systems Australia to design and deliver technology that prevents marine growth in seawater cooling systems on eight Royal Australian Navy ANZAC Class frigates. Evoqua’s expertise and existing relationships with the Australian, US and UK navies assisted in positioning its Chloropac system as a suitable technology for the remaining life of each ship. The seawater electrochlorination system is said to be a

hypochlorite from natural seawater for direct

Evoqua will deliver the Chloropac systems

proven method of preventing marine and

injection into the seawater cooling circuits

for installation onto eight ANZAC Class

biological fouling for energy-efficient, long-

and sea chests. Evoqua has more than

frigates over the next six years.

term plant operation. Chloropac systems

2500 Chloropac systems installed worldwide

Evoqua Water Technologies Pty Ltd

produce a dilute, safe solution of sodium

through its Electrocatalytic family of products.

www.evoqua.com

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