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Jason Christensen, Coolclean Sep 2017: Jason Christensen – Newly appointed General Manager at Coolclean September 22, 2017

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Jason Christensen as General Manager of Coolclean. “The position is an excellent fit and will help to drive Coolclean’s growth,” says Coolclean MD Darren Driscoll. Jason began his career as a plumber. For the last 20 years, he has developed extensive industry experience, working in mechanical services with […]

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Darren Driscoll sm ‘Focus of Legionnaires Outbreak Misdirected’ – Coolclean’s Darren Driscoll, in Climate Control News September 8, 2017

Coolclean managing director, Darren Driscoll, explains why industry should stop trying to identify the source of the five confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease that were recently discovered in the Melbourne CBD. Focusing on the source of the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Melbourne CBD shouldn’t be the main focus for industry. It is […]

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Coolclean Services 2017 Sep 2017: Services Update – Cooling Tower Repairs, Spare Parts, Melbourne Vic September 5, 2017

2017 Coolclean services update: We’ve done a lot of work for the industrial sector for the last 27 years. Now we’re increasingly bringing this service to the commercial, refrigeration and air conditioning sectors. We’ve worked for companies such as Ford, Toyota, Australian Vinyls, Mars Confectionary, One Steel, Visy, Laminex, BOC, Murray Goulburn and Fonterra, to […]

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Coolclean - Without coil cleaning, web Sep 2017: Get ready for summer – Are your Fan Coil Units overdue for a clean? September 5, 2017

Having cool room fan coils cleaned and disinfected now, will increase cooling output over the coming summer months. What the outside of units looks like can be misleading. The bacteria and cooling/heat transfer all occurs inside the fan coil unit coil. 4 good reasons to have your Fan Coil Units cleaned now: Saves energy – […]

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Basin painting ff July 2017: Manufacturers’ basin coatings don’t stop corrosion July 25, 2017

Basin corrosion in steel cooling towers can be extremely costly. Once corrosion starts, the process can accelerate quickly. Without effective intervention, it’s likely that large sections will need to be replaced, or the whole unit at great cost. Corrosion is an ideal environment for bacteria to grow – legionella bacteria thrives on it. Corrosion also […]

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Food processing July 2017 HACCP article: A case of food processing contamination July 24, 2017

SUMMARY When a reputable food manufacturer in Melbourne found that their food processing chain had become contaminated due to dirty fan coil units, it nearly caused the loss of a major retail contract. View case study, HACCP July 2017: ‘A case of food processing contamination’.

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Compliance vs best practice screen shot Infographic: Are your cooling tower cleans effective? July 11, 2017

Compliance VS Best Practice In Victoria, a significant service gap has emerged in the way cooling towers are maintained. While a water treatment company looks after cooling tower water treatment; and the mechanicals are maintained by a mechanical services provider, physically accessing and checking the components inside a cooling tower is a service we’ve found […]

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CoolcleanLogoLinkedIn1 June 2017 – Appointment of Michael Perikleous, to manage Coolclean repairs & installations June 6, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Michael Perikleous has taken over the management of Coolclean cooling tower repair and installation work, effective this week. His role will entail: Arranging materials Scheduling jobs Coordinating labour/crew members Site inspections Quality control Delivery Client and site communication Follow-up to review each job Michael began his career as an apprentice […]

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tower-maintenance April 2017 MEDIA RELEASE: Legionella outbreak in Melbourne – How to help prevent future outbreaks April 27, 2017

Like to discuss your cooling tower? April 27 2017 Summary: How to help prevent legionella outbreaks: One critical element is the correct cleaning of cooling towers. MELBOURNE: The recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Melbourne CBD, where 5 cases were identified, highlights the importance of controlling Legionella bacteria in cooling towers. It is very unlikely […]

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Legionella bacteria April 2017: Legionnaires disease outbreak linked to Melbourne CBD April 12, 2017

HEALTH authorities are investigating an outbreak of legionnaires disease in Melbourne’s CBD which has already left five people seriously ill. Herald Sun article, April 12 2017   Like to discuss your cooling tower?    

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Cleaning a cooling tower correctly - Timeline, Coolclean April 2017: Pricing for cooling tower cleans April 5, 2017

We’re currently conducting comprehensive cleans on our clients’ cooling towers, however there is industry pressure to reduce pricing to carry out this work. We’re sending the message below to the industry as a whole as we believe that some organisations are heading in the wrong direction. Cooling towers must be cleaned and maintained correctly – […]

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New_ball_float_installed_and_adjusted_for_water_height March 2017: Recent Jobs of Interest: Fitting correct ball float, Noble Park February 28, 2017

We recently replaced a cooling tower ball float, to stop a cooling tower overflowing excessively. Asset:  Evapco evaporative condenser Findings On inspection, we found the following: The valve float was too small and not buoyant enough The existing valve was a water tank design, not suitable for cooling towers. The combination of the small float […]

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Cooling Tower Drift Loss - Litres per day A Feb 2017: Legionella and the role of drift eliminators February 15, 2017

Download PDF: ‘Legionella and the role of Drift Eliminators‘ Drift eliminators are the most critical component in a cooling tower relating to health and safety. They are the last line of defence against Legionella. Legionella bacteria in cooling towers is controlled by two critical elements: 1.  The water treatment program – the first line of […]

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SPC 8 Jan 2017: Recent Jobs of Interest: Supply and build new cooling tower, Shepparton Vic February 2, 2017

Food Processing Plant, Shepparton – January 2017 Asset:  Fibreflow Cooling Tower, induced draft, counter flow, vertical discharge The new tower, a 5m x 6m (16ft x 20ft) unit, was shipped in CKD for assembly by Coolclean on site. The tower was assembled in stages and craned together on the ground. A crane also lifted the […]

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Fill Pack Performance Clean Dec 2016: Recent Jobs of Interest: Routine Clean and Fill Pack Performance Clean, Hastings Vic December 23, 2016

Here’s some information about a large job that we completed last month. Steel Facility, Hastings – December 2016 Summary: Routine Clean and Fill Pack Performance Clean Asset: Superchill Cooling Tower Issue Last month we were engaged to address an under-performing cooling tower system. When we arrived at the site, we found an ageing fill pack […]

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basin-fibreglass-joint-repair3pics Nov 2016: Recent Jobs of Interest: Cooling tower basin resealing and extension, Melbourne December 2, 2016

We’ve just finished this cooling tower basin resealing and extension in Melbourne. Melbourne CBD – November 2016 Summary:  Cooling tower basin reconditioning – resealing of fibreglass joints in cooling tower basin Asset:   Tower Thermal Cooling Tower (age approx. 15 years) Issue We were recently telephoned by a mechanical services company, for a solution to stop […]

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christmasballs We are open over Christmas November 29, 2016

Coolclean will remain open throughout the Christmas period, except on public holidays. We’re actively working through the busy season, and may be able to help out with spare parts, minor repairs or high count Legionella cleans. We take this opportunity to thank all our customers and associates for your continued support during the year and […]

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2ways2 Oct 2016: Two ways to clean a cooling tower November 18, 2016

Many companies believe their cooling tower cleaning regime is sufficient, but it could be beneficial to use a more thorough service. When it comes to cleaning cooling towers, Coolclean provides all of the following benefits during a routine clean (refer right-hand column). Coolclean’s standard Clean verifies that the work has been done thoroughly with a comprehensive […]

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Spray nozzles blocked - before and after 1 Nov 2016: Recent Jobs of Interest: Unblock water spray nozzles to stop the chiller tripping out, Shepparton November 12, 2016

Issue: Blocked water spray nozzles Asset: BAC (Baltimore Air Coil) Cooling Tower During a Routine Cooling Tower Clean, on inspection we found that the water spray nozzles were blocked with pieces of air intake louvre. Only one nozzle was distributing water over a very small area of the coil (pictured). This is a major concern […]

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img_4681 Oct 2016: Recent Jobs of Interest: Cooling tower basin reconditioning, Campbellfield November 8, 2016

To demonstrate the services we provide and the solid benefits for our customers, below is a recent job of interest. October 2016 – Campbellfield Vic Service:  Cooling tower basin reconditioning – 3 coat basin epoxy coating Approx saving:  90% of cost avoided by not needing to replace tower Summary:  Basin coating applied to extend the […]

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hotsummer2 Call us for cooling tower repairs this summer October 25, 2016

Melbourne – The hot summer months place huge demands on cooling systems. So if your cooling tower is not in good physical shape, there could be a price to pay in loss of process efficiency, damage to downstream equipment, loss of product due to quality issues, bacterial contamination or excessive downtime. Like overheating the engine of […]

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mould control Guard against mould to reduce health risks October 24, 2016

AerisGuard treatment now being specified in HVAC tenders Mould and bacteria, often found in building air conditioning units, can now be safely eradicated for 12 months using Coolclean’s AerisGuard treatment service. Coolclean is an Accredited Applicator of AerisGuard hygiene treatment for air conditioning units. We’ve been applying the AerisGuard mould and bacteria control system with great success in […]

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haccp-aust-cert-black Coolclean achieves HACCP Certification October 21, 2016

We’re very pleased to announce that Coolclean has received HACCP Australia Food Safety Certification to provide Specialist Cleaning Services for the Food Industry in the Melbourne region. The HACCP certification is for services that we carry out for cooling towers, cool rooms and HVAC cooling systems. The HACCP Certification includes our cleaning and sanitisation of […]

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hospital9 Improving hospital environmental hygiene October 13, 2016

Hospitals present a complex set of environments, each with its own HVAC needs. While human beings are the biggest carrier of contaminants in the hospital setting, poorly maintained HVAC units are also responsible for unwanted contaminants entering a room via the HVAC distribution system. The air handling unit distributes contaminants throughout a room Transmission of […]

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12MONTHGUARANTEE2 Sanitisation, Disinfection or Protection: Which is better? September 29, 2016

There are various approaches when it comes to the maintenance of Cool Room Fan Coil Units and Evaporators. These include Cleaning, Sanitisation, Disinfection and Protection, but which approach is better? Here, we summarise the differences between each method: Cleaning – Cleaning is simply removal of dirt, dust and visible debris such as mould or slime. While […]

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air-handling-unit-med2 HVAC Systems and Mould Control September 19, 2016

Active fungal growth can cause building occupants discomfort and irritation, and can increase the risk of respiratory illness. A variety of factors contribute to the growth of mould in institutional and commercial buildings, but one common culprit is HVAC equipment. The HVAC system can be a source of mould growth and a transportation mode for […]

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Coolingtowersm Appointment of new Operations Manager September 5, 2016

We’re very pleased to announce the appointment of a new Operations Manager at Coolclean, David Cherrett. David is a highly experienced maintenance manager with 24 years’ management experience. He is a qualified engineer, with specialised skills in project management, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and customer service. In this role, David will take over the management of […]

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coils The Function of Condenser Coils and Why Cleaning is Required August 15, 2016

Blog: Powered cooling units function as climate controllers, by dropping the ambient temperature below freezing point through a heat exchange mechanism. Condenser coils cast heat out while simultaneously converting the gaseous refrigerant back into its liquid form. A network of thin metal tubing fits within sight of a heat expelling vent, or there is a […]

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basin Basin Painting and Fiberglassing of Cooling Towers July 29, 2016

Blog: The cooling tower basin serves two functions: it collects water and acts as a structural support. Therefore, no weakening influences can be allowed, neither in the water or the basin structure. Basin painting provides a shell-like finish, one that stops rust from compromising this deep pan. Although designed to collect water, the basin also […]

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drift-terminator The Importance of Well Maintained Drift Eliminators in Cooling Towers July 15, 2016

Blog: Drift eliminators are extremely important in the attempt to control Legionnaires’ Disease as they restrict water droplets from leaving the cooling tower, via the force of the fan. These droplets, known as ‘drift’, have the potential to harbour Legionnella bacteria, which can be inhaled by people within the area. Coolclean supplies and fits tested […]

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hybrid-system Hybrid Cooling Systems Cleaning and Maintenance June 30, 2016

Blog: A purebred mechanical system becomes a composite when the top features of several processing forms blend together to create a stronger whole-system solution. In cooling system technology, this amalgamated mechanical form employs air and water, heat exchange components and evaporative technology, all in the service of a pedigreed cooling format. Water consumption is reduced […]

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tower Why Fibreflow Cooling Towers Excel in Quality June 16, 2016

Blog: Fibreflow Cooling Towers (FCT) provides a wide range of cooling towers and manufactures these units right here in Australia. The company is Australian owned. With benefits ranging from the low cost of ownership to long service life, high quality materials and virtually no maintenance, Fibreflow can provide a tailored solution for your application. Fibreflow […]

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repair Most Common Defects in Cooling Towers That Call for Repair May 31, 2016

Blog: On checking out cooling towers from the outside, the near featureless monoliths impress us with their size but not much else. We need to take our viewpoint inside. A complex network of heat exchanging assemblies are at work in here, with tubes and nozzles passing water while fill packs channel cooling power. In order […]

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illustration Safety, Sustainability Benefits of Anti-Microbial Technology for Cool Room Sanitation May 20, 2016

Blog: An ideal food storage space, a cool room or freezer that holds spoilable content, is one that’s perfectly cooled and fully protected from bacterial growths, for the contents of this room are hygiene-sensitive. Additionally, temperature changes labour maliciously with unsanitary conditions to promote bacterial contamination, which simply cannot be allowed. Cool room sanitation practices […]

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tower3 Technological Evolution and Research for the Enhancement of Cooling Tower Performance April 29, 2016

Blog: A series of complex mechanical parts, plastic fans, PVC fill pack and drift eliminators form the backbone of a high-performing cooling tower. They’re technologically refined and intelligently engineered, built to maximise energy savings while providing a safe legionella free and a productive cooling solution. On traveling back in time, early cooling towers and evaporative […]

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vent Commercial and Industrial Cooling System – Breakdown Prevention and the Importance of Onsite Repair April 18, 2016

Blog: Environmental control systems, the heating coils and chillers that populate the recesses of large structures, are designed to match buildings in every imaginable way. Occupied commercial structures employ a large workforce, which causes humidity and body-generated heat. Industrial complexes are no different, with long production lines introducing hard-to-regulate quantities of heat. A commercial and […]

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apples Benefits of Using Aeris Hygiene Products for Cool Room Sanitation and Cleaning March 31, 2016

Blog: The natural world is a living, breathing place. Mould and spores inhabit green regions. Bacteria is also an important and healthy part of this living cycle, but natural as this circle of life may be, it doesn’t have a place in cooling our foodstuff in cold storage facilities and production lines. Hygienic storage and […]

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aeris-bottle Fan Coil Unit Maintenance March 21, 2016

Blog: Fan blades draw air in through an inlet duct, through a filter, and the newly cleaned air finally enters a sealed storage room as a chilled cloud. In Melbourne, fan coil units only require a handful of parts, mechanical assemblies wrapped in a compact housing, to maintain this cooling fan coil cycle, but every single […]

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tower-repair Cooling Tower Sales and Installation Services in Victoria: Why Choose Us? February 29, 2016

Blog: Welcome to Coolclean, we are provide specialised cooling tower maintenance services for all types of commercial cooling systems and industrial cooling systems. We also carry a full range of spare parts such as fill pack, air intake louvres, drift eliminators, fan motors and fan drives. Our specialist maintenance staff can replace or repair mechanical […]

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tower2 Cooling Tower Repairs February 17, 2016

Blog: When the Melbourne summer heat strikes, it really hits hard. Cooling equipment absorbs the brunt of the sizzling warmth, but even the best cooling towers in Victoria can struggle to cool and fail when the load is unbearably high. When every inner ball float valve temp sel and thermostat has been checked and rechecked, […]

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airhndlngunit3 What are Air Handling Units? January 29, 2016

Blog: If you’ve ever passed under a metal duct, one that forms a part of an HVAC system, you may have heard a mechanical “belch” emanating from its hollow innards. This is nothing more than the pressure differential equalising within a building’s environmental control framework. Air handling units push the air around this metal circuit, […]

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hotsummer2 It’s a hot Melbourne summer – is your cooling tower working correctly? January 27, 2016

Blog: To ensure that your cooling tower is working efficiently and safely, Coolclean provides cooling tower mechanical and component inspections. Chillers, evaporators, compressors tripping out? Is your process equipment running hotter than usual? Having QA issues due to faulty products or parts? Slow production rates? It may be a simple fix.  Contact us to arrange […]

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sanitise1 Coil Performance Restoration for greater Cool Room efficiency January 19, 2016

Blog: Heat exchange coils provide the perfect environment for the colonisation of mould and bacteria. It would be a stretch of a thin metaphor to say that cool rooms breathe, but there is a similar process at work. Cold air is blown into the room and a set chilled temperature is achieved. Now, should the […]

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Coolingtowersm Due for a New Cooling Tower? January 15, 2016

Blog: If you’re considering a new cooling tower, contact Coolclean for information about quality Australian-made Fibreflow cooling towers. In what ways are Fibreflow cooling towers superior? A non-corrosive design, stainless steel hardware, FRP motor and fan drive supports. All component supports, basin and casing are FRP, fibreglass reinforced plastic. PVC fill pack and drift eliminators. Modular design: Every component can be easily removed […]

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Spareparts Cooling Tower Spare Parts – in stock locally, Melbourne January 12, 2016

Blog: If you need Spare Parts for cooling towers this summer, there’s no need to wait on slow delivery. Coolclean has a range of PVC spare parts in stock at our premises here in Hallam Victoria. We can generally despatch materials within a week for small quantity jobs, or even faster in some cases for […]

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lemons The Importance of Cool Room Cleaning for the Food Industry December 8, 2015

Blog: A resolute design strategy ensures the incorporation of a cool room will always maintain food at a safe 5 °C, a low temperature that floats above freezing but still keeps food fresh. Long shelf life aside, hygiene is the natural partner in this scenario, a feature that pairs with the chilled environment to protect […]

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coolroom Applications and Functions of Cool Rooms December 3, 2015

Blog: Food safety is a weighty subject, a discipline that uses special guidelines to protect hungry consumers from food gone bad. The subject covers everything in the food and beverage industry, including that all-important matter of storage. Cool rooms are a particularly important part of this scenario, as this is where food is kept fresh, […]

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tower-maintenance The Importance of Cooling Tower Cleaning and Maintenance for Better Performance November 16, 2015

Cooling towers are necessary for the proper function of many large-scale industrial buildings, and a handful of smaller-scale industry-based businesses. Cooling tower cleaning and maintenance should be an integral part of the general maintenance schedule of every organisation that utilises cooling towers. If you’re contemplating on having a cooling tower cleaned, or if you’re having […]

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cooling-tower What Are Cooling Towers? November 6, 2015

Prior to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, most businesses didn’t have to worry about cooling their workplaces. It was not until the latter part of the 1890’s to the early 1900’s that the need for a reliable, dependable and consistent means to cool workplaces became of paramount importance to management. While older workplaces prior […]

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