On 16 December 2015, the Sydney Desalination Plant suffered severe damage from a tornado. GANDEN personnel were seconded into a team of specialist technical advisors to assist the insurance loss adjusters.
GANDEN’s assessment of the storm damage to the main process building of the desalination plant was that the reverse osmosis membranes were at risk due to the draining of sodium bisulphite preservation solution. GANDEN designed a temporary SBS batching and dosing system that enabled the reverse osmosis system to be refilled. These actions saved the membranes and prevented a substantial claim for loss of the membranes.