Please view the first issue of the Austin Engineering Group Magazine to read the articles about COR Cooling and more.Download the magazine here
We have released a new Whitepaper revealing the cooling system solution for mining machinery.
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We have released a new Whitepaper revealing the cooling system solution for off-road equipment with tier 3 and 4 motors which keep overheating.
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I am very pleased to announce that COR Cooling has now received full certification for ISO accreditation in Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Systems in:
• ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems
• ISO 14001 : 2004 Environmental Management Systems
• BS OHSAS 18001 : 2007 & AS/NZS 4801 : 2001 Health and Safety Management Systems
This is in recognition of the high standards COR Cooling has attained and maintained throughout its operational management systems nationally.
COR has always been the leader in its field and is widely recognised as the only truly national service provider of its unique range of cooling and heat transfer products and services to the industrial market sectors. The ISO accreditation for Quality, Safety and Environmental Management Systems makes COR the only national service provider of its kind with these certifications, and we are very proud to have achieved this.
This accreditation proves that we take great pride in the quality of our workmanship, safety is our highest priority, and we have a strong desire to protect the environment through our work processes. You can now be even more confident in COR Cooling as your company of choice.
Reduced Fuel Consumption with Dura-Lite® CACs
North QLD Based Transport Company, 2013
A leading North QLD logistic services provider were experiencing cracking and consequent leaking from their tube-to-header charge air coolers (CACs) installed in their trucks.
In addition, they had an issue with cracking on their relatively light duty manifold tanks. These problems were affecting the company’s ability to reliably provide a required 24/7 service to their customers.
Traditional bonded tube-to-header CACs have known issues of cracking and leakage, due in combination to the vibration and fatigue that they undergo as a result of the extreme temperature gradients they are subject to during normal operation.
After conducting a system evaluation, COR Cooling supplied a Dura-Lite® Charge Air Cooler to replace the CAC that had failed. Dura-Lite® CAC’s innovative patented silicon grommet tube-to-header seal system eliminates failure due to cracking and leaking, and is guaranteed to be leak free for 5 years or 1,000,000 kilometres.
The installation of the Dura-Lite® CAC resulted in reduced repair and maintenance costs for the truck’s operation and less downtime causing negative impacts on customer service.
In addition, when undertaking post-installation monitoring, the fuel consumption of the truck (same truck, same driver, same route) was reported to show increased efficiency with the Dura-Lite® CAC installed. The fuel economy improved from 1.72 km/litre to 1.83 km/litre resulting in a payback period of only 22,000km.
Well, what a busy year it’s been, they just keep getting faster. One minute we are setting the goals for the year and the next thing we know we are setting the table for Christmas. Most people will be looking forward to a well-earned rest over Christmas and to spend time with family and friends and ponder what 2014 will bring. In 2013 we have seen quite a different landscape in the economy especially in the mining sector due to lower commodity prices and softer trading demand from China which led to the need of higher productivity and lower cost structures in Australian mining operations. We also saw a drawn out federal election year and this all combined to build uncertainty in business and investment.
At COR, we tried to ignore most of this and focused our attention on the real issues and what we could control and we simply rolled up our sleeves and got on with it. Our attention was on our customers, their needs and how well we were connecting with them. Although we have been operating in some of the worst trading conditions ever, and still are, we continue to get stronger as a group by working closely with our customers and delivering greater value for their operational needs.
In 2013 we have achieved a great deal and our plans for 2014 are no different with many exciting initiatives already well under way. Here is snap shot of 2013.
• Zero Lost Time Injuries since February across the group.
• Re-structured COR Cooling to a decentralised and more pro- active service provider at state branch locations.
• Fully integrated “One Team” of all COR branches as a group.
• Rebranding the name COR which now has the added meaning – “Creating Optimum Reliability”
• Relocation to new modern premises for Perth and Newcastle branches.
• A new look and modern web site featuring COR capabilities and market sectors with social media.
• Brisbane branch being awarded authorised ZF Service Partner for South East Qld.
• Securing RIO as a new strategic customer in the Hunter Valley.
Plans are well under way for 2014 with ISO Accreditation in Safety and Quality Systems expected to be in place for all branches by March. We are in advanced discussions with a number of major national companies for service and supply contract agreements. Further growth opportunities exist where we can extend our range of high quality products and services to meet market needs in additional locations. Keep an eye out for COR Cooling in the Qantas Link “Spirit Magazine” found on all Qantas regional flights in Australia throughout the summer. We have forged closer and stronger relationships with many of our key customers and key suppliers and this will continue to be our focus in 2014.
On behalf of all the team at COR, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our valued customers and suppliers for their ongoing support and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Safe, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2014.
Please see our website www.corcooling.com.au for contact details along with Christmas shut down details for each branch.
With the holiday season fast approaching many boat owners are looking forward to their annual long boating trip, but when was the last time they had their boats’ cooling system serviced?
Marine oil coolers, including transmission oil coolers, corrode over time due to their exposure to salt water. Failure to service these coolers can allow salt water into a boat’s engine causing it to cease. “A boat’s oil and transmission coolers need to be cleaned and tested on at least a semi-annual basis to ensure they are running efficiently”, COR Cooling’s Marine Manager John Beadle said. “Marine manifolds incorporate tube bundle coolers which also need servicing to check that the sacrificial anode is doing its job in protecting other engine components from corrosion”, he said. “We recommend servicing your boat’s cooling system before any long trip, as you would do with your car”.
COR Cooling’s qualified technicians are available to clean and test marine cooling systems on-site, at your mooring location, or off-site, in their fully equipped workshops.
The company’s marine division is primarily based out of the Brisbane operations, with a range of services also available from the Adelaide, Mackay, Perth and Thornton operations.
The marine division caters to both commercial and pleasure craft’s product supply and maintenance requirements. This includes design and manufacture of heat exchangers and manifolds for all marinised engines, including service and repair of existing models.
Trusted marine brand DIECON has been part of the COR Cooling group since 2011 enabling COR Cooling to supply KUBOTA based marine engines and gensets to their marine customers.
COR Cooling’s recent appointment as a full service partner to ZF Marine transmissions means that the company can now also offer removal and full rebuilding and testing of transmissions, parts and sales and on site service and fitting for all ZF Marine products.
As the only national service provider and manufacturer of industrial cooling and heat transfer equipment, COR Cooling is a market leader working closely with some of the world’s largest companies in the marine, mining and transport sectors.