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Walking and talking on and under water
conference contributionposted on 2022-03-15, 22:51 authored by David Druskovich, David Ryan
A collaborative project involving Central Queensland University, the electricity support organization AUSTA Energy, and four Queensland power stations is described. The process that was used in setting up and coordinating, the project is analyzed and discussed. This paper describes the development of Guidelines for the Total Management of Treated Water Systems in Queensland Power Stations by the team. The objective of the project was to minimize corrosion in the stations' Treated Water (TW) circuits by assessing the corrosion inhibitor technologies being used. The challenge faced by the group was not only to choose an inhibitor that was "chemically effective" but, above all, to ensure that it was Workplace Health and Safety, and also environmentally acceptable. The strategy used to obtain and collate the materials needed to write the guidelines is discussed and the outcomes of the project are presented.