Improve System Efficiency
Your cooling tower is an expensive asset that plays a critical role in your daily operations. Minimizing the corrosion, scale, biological growth and foreign matter in the tower and maximizing your cycles of concentration will improve your system’s efficiency.
- Corrosion can never be completely eliminated. However, with a quality water treatment program, it can be substantially reduced. This could possibly double the life of your tower.
- Scaling often occurs at the hottest surfaces. Scaling can impede the flow of water in pipes and through the tower. Surfaces can become coated in scale, which prevents the efficient transfer of heat.
- Biological growth can lead to increased corrosion and health issues if harmful bacteria, such as Legionella, are introduced. Legionella is responsible for Legionnaires ’ disease.
- Foreign matter—like dust, leaves and insects—are a continuous problem for a tower. The foreign matter can contribute to an increase in biological growth. Side stream filtration and regularly cleaning the sump can reduce these problems.
- Cycles of Concentration (COC) are maximized in order to conserve water, while the risk of scale, biological growth and corrosion is minimized. Regularly monitoring your COC can ensure the targets are met.
Your current water treatment specialist should be able to offer options to improve your system efficiency.