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Saving water, everyones responsibility

Access to clean water is critical to Australia's economy. Imagine if your water supply was compromised or became scarce. How would your business be impacted? Your office air conditioning system, vehicles, food supply and production? Is you business in a high risk location? 

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Source, Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology

For some organisations, water makes up a significant portion of input cost. With new technology we can make every drop go so much further. Water management is easy to understand and benefits the whole community. Review projects delivered by our solution providers below, and read how others are using water smarter.

 

“The commercial and industrial sectors currently consume 15 to 20 per cent of urban water in Australia and have an important role to play in securing water supplies. Greater water efficiency and use of alternative water supplies by these sectors could take pressure off fresh water supplies in urban areas; resulting in productivity gains, net economic benefits, as well as environmental benefits.”

Australian Government, Departement of Environment | Source, Department of Environment website, Water Efficiency Opportunity Program

"the economic contribution of groundwater use to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) across the Australian economy is estimated to be between $3.0 – $11.1 billion, with a midpoint estimate of  $6.8 billion per annum. This midpoint $6.8 billion represents the estimate of how much lower GDP would be in the absence of groundwater. Additional to this is $419 million of use value to households."

Deloitte Access Economics | Source, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Economic Value of Groundwater in Australia
 

Recent ProjectsBe smarter with your water usage and decrease costs

Who can accurately measure flow without cutting the pipe? Flowservices can

Key Outcomes 

  • Much higher accuracy and repeatability achieved with non-intrusive clamp-on technology compared to the previously installed open channel meter
  • 3 to 4 times more cost effective than in line flow meter options
  • Maintenance-free with no moving parts or water contact
  • Better measurement performance than the other clamp-on flow meters tested by the customer
  • Ability to offer 80m sensor cable without need of a junction box
  • Great local service and support through Flowservices (FLEXIM distributor)

Business Problem 

MidCoast Water wanted to improve the flow monitoring of water that was pumped from their Bootawa dam to the Bootawa Water Treatment Plant. They engaged Floservices to design a cost-efficient solution in the form of clamp-on ultrasound flow measurement.

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New Plant Upgrade Triggers Cleaning Productivity

Key Outcomes 

  • 75% reduction in cleaning labour
  • No plant shut down required

Business Productivity Problem

A specialist bread processor installed a $1m plant upgrade and was experiencing difficulties cleaning key equipment and components of the process. This necessitated complete shut-down of production and four factory workers tasked with clean the equipment over a 12-hour shift. This was happening every 7-10 days.

The Solution
After visiting the site and collaborating with Production and Maintenance teams, it was agreed that a trial of a 9 kW steam and vacuum unit would be beneficial.

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Innovative Cleaning System Improves Food Safety

Key Outcomes 

  • Improved food safety
  • Reduced water consumption 
Problem Summary
A specialist fresh vegetable food processor with unique conveyor belt system design was experiencing food safety challenges particularly around Listeria and Salmonella. This presented the challenge of having to remove and wash belts at the end of every production day.

Solution
A site review and small scale trial was carried out to prove the concept and collect data. Following this trial, the customer ordered a KHD Return Mounted Belt cleaner.
This was installed along with an industrial vacuum system. The belts are continuously steam cleaned on every rotation and vacuum dried as they leave the cleaning head. The system uses as little as 30 litres of water per hour.
 

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Superior Belt Cleaning System

Key Outcomes

  • 12-month Return On Investment (ROI)
  • 93% time saving allowing skilled workers to focus on high value tasks
  • 98.5% water and 100% detergent reduction
  • Improved food safety
  • Turn-around time reduced by 100%

Problem Summary
A baked goods manufacturer ("the client") was experiencing bottleneck issues with their conveyor cleaning process. This process was taking three factory staff 80 minutes to complete each day. The process also used 200 litres of water and detergent. This was causing high production, labour and utility costs. The client turned to Bio-Steam to help them improve this process. 

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