Is your cooling tower running at its highest efficiency? More importantly, is your water treatment company doing everything it should be in order to save you time and money? Cooling tower maintenance is a critical part of keeping your business running smoothly.
Unfortunately, many businesses don’t take the time to properly maintain their cooling towers, which can lead to decreased efficiency and even equipment failure. In order to make sure that your business doesn’t fall victim to these problems, it’s important to understand how your cooling tower works and what you can do to keep it in good shape.
Proper Cooling Tower Maintenance
When assessing your cooling tower maintenance services, be sure to take an in-depth look into the services being provided and whether or not they are implementing the following procedures and practices.
Proper Corrosion/Scale Control
It’s especially important to ensure that your water treatment company is doing everything possible to control corrosion and scale.
Scale can build up on the inside of the cooling tower, which can lead to a decrease in cooling efficiency and an increase in energy usage. Additionally, scale can create a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease.
Corrosion can also cause problems in a cooling tower. It can eat away at the metal parts of the tower, leading to leaks and decreased efficiency. It’s important to make sure that your water treatment company is using the right chemicals and techniques to control corrosion and scale. Ask them about their corrosion/scale control program, and be sure to adhere to their recommendations.
Proper Bacteria Control
There are many different ways to control bacteria in cooling towers, but the main practices are to use biocides, keep the water clean, and monitor the water chemistry.
Biocides are chemicals that kill bacteria, and they are often used to prevent Legionnaires’ disease. There are several different types of biocides, and the most appropriate one for a particular situation depends on the type of bacteria involved. Some common biocides include chlorine, ozone, and quaternary ammonium compounds.
To keep the water clean, it is important to remove any debris or sediment that can harbor bacteria. This can be done by regularly cleaning the cooling tower basin and filters, as well as by flushing the system with clean water.
Monitoring the water chemistry is another important way to control bacteria. The pH and alkalinity of the water should be kept within a certain range, and the concentration of biocides should be monitored to make sure it is not too high or low.
Twice a Year Cleaning
Routine cleaning is essential to keeping your cooling tower running smoothly. By cleaning the tower at least twice a year, you can remove dirt, algae, and other buildups that can lead to decreased efficiency and possible system failures.
No Violations from the DOH
It’s important to ensure that there are no violations from the Department of Health (DOH) and that the tower is properly maintained.
Experts should help you make sure your cooling tower is in compliance with all regulations and is running efficiently. They can also provide tips on how to improve maintenance and avoid any potential problems. It’s crucial to keep your cooling tower running properly, as violations from the DOH can result in hefty fines.
Proper Service Reporting and Communication
Water treatment companies must keep proper service reports and communicate effectively with their clients in order to ensure optimal performance of cooling towers during the summer months.
By regularly reporting on the condition of the towers and any necessary maintenance, companies can help their clients avoid any potential issues during the hottest part of the year.
Poor communication can lead to misunderstandings and missed opportunities for corrective action, so it’s crucial that both sides stay in close contact throughout the cooling season.
Cleanliness of the Water Treatment Station
Water treatment is an essential part of keeping your cooling tower running smoothly. By keeping the water treatment station clean, you can help to prevent the build-up of mineral deposits and algae. This can help to improve the performance of your cooling tower and ensure that it runs efficiently all season long.
Trust in Experience
Maintaining a cooling tower is a complex process that involves many different aspects. If you want your water treatment company to perform well this cooling season, it’s important to go with a team of experts who can help you cover all of these bases.
By working with an experienced and knowledgeable team, you can ensure that your cooling tower is properly maintained and running at peak efficiency. Let us know how we can help you address the unique concerns of your cooling tower and ensure you are enacting a cost-effective and efficient approach to your cooling tower maintenance.