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EPR 377 - Cooling tower water treatment controllers from USA

Goods Covered by the Investigation

The goods the subject of the application (the goods) are:

Industrial water treatment controllers, programmed to monitor and/or treat water in a cooling tower, with or without accessories including sensors, pumps, solenoids and modem (cooling tower water treatment controllers).

Further information on the goods:

A cooling tower is a heat rejection device that rejects waste heat to the atmosphere through the cooling of a water stream. Common applications of cooling towers include air conditioning for buildings and the cooling of circulating water in industrial processes.

Cooling tower water treatment controllers are units programmed to monitor water conditions (such as conductivity, Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) and power of hydrogen (pH) levels) in the cooling tower water and/or initiate actions required to bring the water to within the user's desired parameters (for example, through the addition of disinfecting chemicals). A controller typically comprises a printed circuit board or boards (PCBs), connection terminals, a display screen and control panel with keypad.

The control functions of cooling tower water treatment controllers are based on inputs from probes measuring the properties of the water.

Depending on the reading from the probes, the unit signals ancillary devices such as a bleed solenoid, a feeder and/or pump/s (which are connected to the water treatment system separately as an additional system component) to drain a controlled amount of water or dose the water with the required amount of chemical(s) (for example, oxidising biocide, acid).

In addition, the goods are often equipped with internal timers which are programmed by users to send signals to ancillary devices to dose water with other chemicals when required (for example, inhibitor secondary biocide (non-oxidising), dispersant).

Case information  
Case type Dumping Investigation
Initiation date 23 January 2017
Applicant Aquarius Technologies Pty Ltd
Tariff Classification 9032.89.80 (statistical code 90)
Investigation Period to Determine Dumping 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Injury Examination Period From 1 July 2009

Public Record Documents

The public record EPR 377 includes non-confidential versions of documents such as the application, submissions, questionnaire responses, Commission visit reports and letters.

Key Dates

Event Date Status
Initial submissions due 1 March 2017 Closed
Preliminary Affirmative determination (PAD) earliest date 24 March 2017 Updated 18 April 2017
Statement of Essential Facts (SEF) no later than 15 May 2017 Published
Submissions to SEF due 20 days after publication of SEF  
Final recommendation to the Parliamentary Secretary no later than 27 June 2017 Made
Parliamentary Secretary's decision expected Within 30 days of receiving the recommendation Made


Exporter Questionnaire (DOCX 156KB)

Exporter Questionnaire Spreadsheet (XLSX 39KB)

Contacts for this Investigation

Case manager: +61 2 6243 7446

Mailing address:The Director
Operations 5
Anti-Dumping Commission
GPO Box 2013

Canberra ACT 2601

Electronic Public Records

EPR number Document type Title Date
33 Notice - ADN
32 Report
31 Submission
30 Submission
29 Submission
28 Submission
27 Submission
26 Submission
25 Submission
24 Submission
23 Letter
22 Report
21 Submission
20 Letter
19 Letter
18 Submission
17 Verification Report
16 Verification Report
15 Notice - ADN
14 Verification Report
13 Submission
12 Questionnaire
11 Verification Report
10 Report
9 Submission
8 Verification Report
7 Questionnaire
6 Questionnaire
5 Questionnaire
4 Submission
3 Report
2 Application
1 Notice - ADN