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Melbourne Legionnaires’ Outbreak – March/April 2017

On 12 April 2017 the Victorian Department of Health released an alert advising that “Five cases of Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumophila, serogroup 1) have been […]

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Controlling Legionella in Australia (Part 2)

Last year HydroChem sponsored a series of technical seminars along the eastern seaboard. The seminars highlighted Sydney’s deadly summer and autumn of Legionella earlier this […]

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Controlling Legionella in Australia (Part 1)

Last year HydroChem sponsored a series of technical seminars along the eastern seaboard. The seminars highlighted Sydney’s deadly summer and autumn of Legionella earlier this […]

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Avoiding the swampy nasties this summer

In the recent summer issue of the Australian Plumbing Industry Magazine, HydroChem’s Neil Cox explains the nature of (and what exactly is) a humble swampy and […]

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CEO secrets: safety in the workplace

Hydrochem is heavily involved in health, especially environmental health. Join CEO, Nick Duncan as he talks safety and caring for long term employees with a […]

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CEO secrets: the value of staff and longevity at HydroChem

While some account managers have been with the organisation for over 25 years HydroChem have remained extremely focused on fulfilling the needs of their staff and, in […]

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The power of innovation in the water treatment industry

HydroChem has been around for over 40 years and a key focus is staying abreast of advancing technologies in the current climate. “Recent advances that […]

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Filtering the cost: cooling towers

Different water filtration systems each offer differing benefits and associated costs. Understanding the differences in these technologies is necessary for proper selection. In February’s edition […]

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See HydroChem’s new factory and digs

In the recent move to a new factory, we have seen some very positive changes to the way we do business at HydroChem. The new […]

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Introducing Clarity: A world first online application to control Legionella outbreaks.

A new online application currently being rolled out to its clients by water treatment company, HydroChem presents real-time field data in visualisations so users can […]

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HydroChem’s Legionella seminars a clear success

In November we, at HydroChem, sponsored a series of technical seminars along the eastern seaboard. The seminars were timed to coincide with Australia’s seasonal shift, […]

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What is Legionnaires’ disease?

Legionnaires’ disease (Legionellosis) is a severe and potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by colonisation of the respiratory tract with Legionella bacteria. It is contracted […]

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HydroChem deploys big data in fight against Legionella

Clarity water management app may be key in fighting Legionella. A new online application currently being rolled out to its clients by water treatment company, […]

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Spring, a dangerous time for Legionella

Frequent outbreaks The last New South Wales summer was long and hot, and this meant air conditioning systems battled away at a higher load for […]

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What you need to know about the new national Legionella guidelines

With the recent release of the National Guidelines for Legionella Control for health and aged care, many organisations have been asking questions about what the […]

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How HydroChem responded to Sydney’s legionnaires’ outbreak

The Sydney Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in March left one dead and nine others hospitalised. See our timeline below as an example of how HydroChem responds […]

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How to achieve effective disinfection in health facilities drinking water distribution systems

In contemplating different water treatment options hospital engineers, infectious disease specialists and even the board and executive often have very differing opinions on what is […]

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Warm Water Systems – ORP vs. UV Disinfection

HydroChem have been carrying out Legionella testing at facilities throughout aged care facilities in New South Wales for the past few years. Some of these […]

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How can ice machines spread legionnaires’ disease?

A brief rundown of how Legionnaires’ disease can be spread through ice machines. “A palliative care patient has tested positive for legionella pneumophila at The […]

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Evaporative air cooler maintenance schedule checklist

Ensure your evaporative air cooling systems are properly maintained with this helpful checklist. Below is the first in our series of downloadable resources for safe […]

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Legionella and the Impact on Health and Aged Care Providers

In industries often touted as underfunded, many healthcare and aged care providers operate from ageing facilities, often decades old. As such, these premises can contain […]

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Australian Cases of Hepatitis B, Meningococcal and Legionnaires

The following graph provides a comparison of Australian cases of Hepatitis B, Meningococcal, Legionnaires notified in Australia, in the period of 1991 to 2015. Click […]

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IHEA Highlights Part 2: Optimising Cooling Systems Efficiency

HydroChem was proud to once again sponsor the recent IHEA national conference held in Perth, Western Australia, in September 2015. This was a fantastic 3-day […]

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IHEA Highlights Part 3: Water Hygiene in Health Facilities

HydroChem was proud to once again sponsor the recent IHEA national conference held in Perth, Western Australia, in September 2015. This was a fantastic 3-day […]

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IHEA Highlights Part 1: The Emergence of Integrated Data (IoT)

HydroChem was proud to once again sponsor the recent IHEA national conference held in Perth, Western Australia, in September 2015. This was a fantastic 3-day […]

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Statistics of the Growth in Legionella Cases in Australia Since 1991

The number of cases of Legionellosis notified in Australia, in the period of 1991 to 2015.     SOURCE: National Notifiable Disease

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Robina Hospital chiller plant optimisation

Below is a presentation made by Kieran McLean from Siemens Ltd. at the IHEA conference this year. It outlines the updates made to Robina Hospital’s […]

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Lessons from IHEA 2014: Water Treatment in Healthcare Facilities

Learn what you can do to drive down the risks and costs associated with water treatment at your hospital, hot off the press from the […]

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Global Legionella Outbreak Map

Legionnaires’ disease, also known as Legion fever, is a severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria, which is found in damp or wet environments with […]

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Legionella detection and risk management

Legionella detection and risk management is a multi-faceted process, but with the right experts and technicians, it doesn’t have to be a complicated undertaking. Having […]

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Legionella Control in water distribution systems – What’s the Legislation in Your State?

  We’ve created an interactive map that allows you to explore the National Guidelines for Legionella Control in water distribution systems in health and aged […]

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Fighting Legionella: Lessons From Over 100 Australian Hospitals

  Below is a slideshare we’ve created about the risk of Legionella in water systems, and how Hydrochem can help you reduce that risk.   […]

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AIRAH “Back to Basics – Cooling Towers” presentation

Congratulations to Roy McDougall for his AIRAH “Back to Basics – Cooling Towers” presentation which was attended by over 50 industry participants. Roy received many […]

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HydroChem: 2015 Environmental Sustainability award winners

We’re proud to announce that the HydroChem team picked up Crown’s 2015 Environmental Sustainability award. HydroChem received the award in acknowledgement of the cooling tower […]

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How to achieve safe and effective water system that delivers Legionella control

Achieving Effective Disinfection in Health Facilities Drinking Water Distribution Systems In contemplating different water treatment options hospital engineers, infectious disease specialists and even the board […]

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What you missed if you didn’t attend the 2014 IHEA Healthcare Facilities Management Conference

The best practice recommendations we shared at the IHEA conference are here, ready to be implemented in your operations. By Nick Duncan The IHEA’s Healthcare […]

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Warm Water Systems and Legionella

Recently, there have been wide spread reports of a number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane. This is an unusual […]

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The 8th International Conference on Legionella

This year sees HydroChem as the Gold Sponsors (and exhibitors) for The 8th International Conference on Legionella at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. What […]

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Trade Waste & Resource Efficiency Seminar 2013

It’s on again – City West Water’s annual Service Provider Expo for businesses involved in trade waste management, resource and water efficiency, and the management […]

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Australasia’s leading Summit for Field Service & Workforce Mobility

FSM Summit 2013 The 5th Annual Field Service Management Summit is on again and this year HydroChem’s General Manager Nick Duncan and NSW State Manager […]

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V-200PA Automatic Water Filter Wins New Product Contest

The V-200PA Automatic Water Filter was declared winner of the New Product Contest at the Irrigation Show 2009 in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Entries were […]

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HydroChem team member Craig Duncan awarded OAM

Congratulations… Craig Duncan OAM One of HydroChem’s valued team members, Craig Duncan, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia on Australia Day last […]

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Godfrey Hirst Wins 2011 Premiers’ Sustainability Awards

2011 Premier’s Sustainability Awards HydroChem congratulates Godfrey Hirst on winning both the Large Business category and the Premier’s Recognition category of the 2011 Premiers’ Sustainability […]

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