News & Peer Reviews

[July 2023] Asphalt Manufacturing.  

Lakeside has supplied Sami Bitumen with their new specialised asphalt production in Melbourne.

[July 2023] Dunnstown spring water and non-dairy milks

Lakeside Cooling Towers serving a Dunnstown plant-based paper-packaged spring water, and non-dairy milks manufacturing.

[May 2023] Westgate Tunnel Boring completion.

Westgate TBM, cooled by Lakeside Cooling Towers completed its job. [Read more here: “Machines Break Through on Huge Melbourne Road Tunnel“]

[May 2023] Gospel Whisky production requirements

Lakeside provided Melbourne’s Gospel Whisky, judged best whisky, with their cooling production requirements.

[August 2022] Lakeside has relocated

Our new address: Factory2 /3-5 Natalia Avenue Oakleigh South Victoria 3167.

[August 2022] Westgate Tunnel’s Works progress

Lakeside’s cooling towers working behind the scene to cool the biggest tunnel boring machines in the southern hemisphere already 35% through their journey under Melbourne’s inner west. Watch the clip…

[August 2022] When Air Cooling Does Not Work

Dry coolers require large surface areas and have relatively high energy consumption, even with higher water temperatures, in comparison to the better energy efficiency and significantly smaller surface areas of evaporative coolers/ cooling towers.

Evaporative cooling/ Cooling Towers can achieve lower cooling water return temperatures, only 3-5°C above the design wet bulb temperature, enabling lower condensing temperatures. Each 1°C reduction in condensing temperature equals 3% energy saving for the chiller.

The below picture depicts two attempts made to correct the failed performance by firstly replacing the fans with more powerful units. This having failed to rectify the problem; a water spray system was installed below the air intake to provide additional cooling.

The resultant added water cooling is typically a cooling tower’s performance principle but in this instance is not being recycled [as do cooling towers]. It is water wasting.

Notwithstanding wasting water; the water used has no chemical treatment against Legionella; a cooling tower standard application; and may disperse into the atmosphere the potentially prevalent bacteria in the water hence a potential health issue.

[November 2021] Infrastructure Investment Program
The Australian Government is investing $110 billion over 10 years from 2021-22 in land transport infrastructure across Australia through its rolling infrastructure pipeline, most of which is under the Infrastructure Investment Program.

This program is part of the Government’s broader strategy to bust congestion, better connect our regions, meet our national freight challenge, get Australians home sooner and safer, and build a stronger and more resilient Australia.

This $110 billion investment forms part of the Government’s plan to secure a world-leading economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lakeside Cooling Towers is pleased to take part in the Australian government’s Infrastructure Investment Program with the supply of its cooling tower and associated equipment to produce specialized bitumen for roads surfacing.

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[November 2021] Energy & Emissions Reduction Success.
Our world’s existential necessities which include CO2 emissions and depletion of our carbon absorbing forests and jungles, is being highlighted at the G20 summit in Rome and followed by the COP26 Glasgow climate change conference.

We are very pleased to see our vision for Lakeside Cooling Towers [LCT] being finally acted upon by the world at large. Since 1992 LCT has stopped using timber for cooling tower building as part of its determination to reduce degradation of our environment.

It is also very pleasing to see many of our clients’ commitment to our environment by selecting LCT’s energy efficient Australian made cooling towers.

Santos one of our clients, has successfully tested last year 100 tons of CO2 “Moomba“ Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS). The Moomba CCS project is expected to create about 230 jobs during the construction phase and store about 1.7 million tones of carbon dioxide per year in depleted oil and gas reservoirs in South Australia’s far north. [Source: The Australian 2/10/2021].

Moomba CCS Project

[July 2021] New assorted Plant based drinks manufacturing.
Lakeside cooling towers has just completed with Tetrapak a new assorted plant based drinks manufacturing plant..


[June 2021] Potential impact of evaporative cooling technologies on Australian office buildings

This paper presents the results of a preliminary simulation-based study of the potential energy-efficiency benefits of a range of evaporative cooling technologies for Australian office buildings across the full range of Australian climates.

It is found that dewpoint coolers offer the most promising savings potential (13–55 per cent) across climate zones 2–7 (i.e., all climate zones other than Darwin and Thredbo). In climate zone 8 (Thredbo) it is shown that a direct/indirect evaporative cooling arrangement can wholly supplant the need for a chiller. Desiccant wheel systems were found to generate electricity savings in climate zones 1–4 but these were counteracted by the significant amount of energy required for desiccant reactivation.

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