The University of Tasmania will invest $3.35 million over the next five years upgrading the Cavitation Research Laboratory’s research, workshop and water storage and handling equipment.
This first phase, due to be completed this year, is a $500,000 upgrade of the demineralised water storage system, including the installation of new stainless steel tanks and associated pipework, pumps and hydraulic components.
This will be followed by significant upgrades to the workshop machine tools and laser diagnostics equipment, as well as replacing the control system, test section, compressor, pumps and seals.
Cavitation Research Laboratory Manager Paul Brander said the upgrades would ensure the facility continues to operate at the highest standard and attract national and international research collaborations.
“These infrastructure upgrades funded by the University complement the investments made by the Commonwealth and the Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the CRL and ensure further growth of its world-class research capabilities,” he said.
Published on: 29 Feb 2016