Unreliable Chemical Water Treatment Programs

Unreliable Chemical Water Treatment Programs

Unreliable Chemical Water Treatment Programs

No matter what the quality of the operational program, the way that it is implemented will have a dramatic impact on the overall risk associated with a cooling tower system.

There needs to be a standard maintenance and cleaning program. The following risks should be addressed:

• Stagnant water

• Nutrient growth

• Poor water quality.

A well structured operational program will include the following components:

• Competent personnel trained for the tasks

• Inspection

• Service

• HCC test

• Legionella testing

• Cleaning

• Performance measures

• Record-keeping.

The operation and maintenance of a cooling tower is not a task that can be performed by personnel without appropriate skills and experience. People involved should have a skill level appropriate to the task they are required to perform. Skills can be obtained by practical instruction and/or formal training.

Service is also key to a reliable operations program. Make sure your current water treatment provider is able to offer options that prolong the life of your towers.

Source: University of Melbourne

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