James Cook University

  • Location: Townsville, QLD
  • Client: James Cook University
  • Heat Pumps: 4 x EvoHeat DHP 603-R and 2 x EvoHeat DHP20-R
  • Application: Coral Tank Heating

James Cook University are using EvoHeat heat pumps to heat their coral tanks. The Marine and Aquaculture Research Centre in Townsville is the central testing facility for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE).

James Cook University provide physical labs for the Coral CoE to facilitate research into the effects of water quality, temperature, light and climate change indicators on the organisms of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef.

To efficiently maintain the desired temperature for the coral tanks research, four DHP603-R and two DHP20-R heat pump units were installed. Due to the fragility of the coral housed in the tanks, it was crucial that a special controller was installed to have a 0.1°C accuracy to precisely maintain the desired water temperature to best suit the Coral CoE studies.

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