You will need this registration if you own a property that has an operating cooling tower system. A cooling tower system is a number of interconnected devices which lower the temperature of water, or other fluids, through fan-forced or fan-induced atmospheric air.
Cooling tower systems are often associated with air-conditioning systems and industrial processes including dry cleaning, plastic injection moulding and some dairy farming.
The owner of land on which there is an operating cooling tower system has a legal responsibility to ensure that the cooling tower system is registered. Registration is required to ensure high maintenance standards and to minimise the incidence of water based bacteria such as legionella.
A cooling tower system is defined as:
- a cooling tower, or a number of interconnected cooling towers that use the same re-circulating water
- any machinery that is used to operate the tower or towers
- any associated tanks, pipes, valves, pumps or controls.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.