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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 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.
|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
GPO Box 2013
Canberra ACT 2601
Electronic Public Records
|EPR number||Document type||Title||Date|
|33||Notice - ADN|
|15||Notice - ADN|
|1||Notice - ADN|