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Reverse Osmosis treatment system for Townsville General Hospital

Customer: Sterilisation Equipment Sales & Service (SESS)

Location: Townsville, QLD

Specifications & Features:


Townsville General Hospital engaged Dowdens Pumping & Water Treatment's [Brisbane] Engineering Department & Fabrication Workshop to design, manufacture, install and commission a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment system. The Dowdens RO system treats Townsville town water to then supply four onsite 'sterilising washers' used in the Central Sterile Supply Department of the Townsville General Hospital.

The Townsville General Hospital (TTH) is a tertiary referral hospital located in the suburb of Douglas, Townsville. The Townsville Hospital provides the very latest in cardiac, obstetric, gynaecological, paediatric, neurosurgical, orthopaedic, cancer, mental health, neonatal, allied health, anaesthetic, intensive care services to the community. Treating patients from across North Queensland, as far north as Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, and west to Mount Isa and the Gulf of Carpentaria.

RO Systems Products Water Quality:

<30 uS/cm

Daily Treated Water Production: 24m3


Dowdens design philosophy for this project was: Fast Turnaround - Cost Effectiveness - Ease of Installation - Simple Plant Operation - Plant Reliability & Reduced Maintenance.

Plant Description:

  • Full Human Interface Controller / Programmable Logic Controller for Building Management System compatibility
  • 24m3 / day Duty Standby RO system
  • Glass/Carbon filtration
  • Anti scalent dosing
  • CIP system

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