REVERSE osmosis water treatment systems company Osmoflo has opened an external training centre in the Adelaide suburb of Burton, providing a series of new courses on the membrane treatment technology.

The training centre offers students membrane water treatment training courses developed by David H Paul, which Osmof lo became licenced to deliver in 2011 after investing over $1 million in training programs.

Students will also gain experience at the company’s on-site reverse osmosis plant as well as its remote control centre, from which more than 100 desalination plants are monitored and controlled.

The training programs are specifically geared to meet the needs of membrane water treatment plant operators, staff involved in their procurement and water professionals in general who require a working knowledge of membrane based treatment systems.

Osmof lo managing director Marc Fabig said demand for staff who were well trained in water treatment was rising as regulatory standards become more stringent.

“Our courses are designed to help those who own and operate membrane-based plants achieve world’s best practice, ensuring that necessary standards are maintained and the plants are run to maximum efficiency with resulting savings in downtime and maintenance costs.”

Osmof lo aims to offer additional training modules at the facility over time, while it also launched an online training program at the launch of the facility on 13 June.