Maintenance for Cooling Towers: Protecting Process Cooling Systems from Costly 'Fatigue'

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 If your cooling tower and related equipment are not in good physical shape, there could be a terrible price to pay in loss of process efficiency, damage to downstream equipment, and loss of production.

The loss of cooling capability from industrial cooling towers that are not running at optimum can result in a number of serious consequential "systemic" problems, including paralyzing and pricey damage such as excessive downtime, destruction of equipment, and loss of product due to quality issues. When a cooling tower is suffering from a lack of preventive maintenance, you could experience over-heated equipment, increase in scrap material, refrigeration losses, heat exchanger inefficiencies, and other severe operational consequences." Cooling towers play a critical role in cooling process equipment used in pulp & paper production, petrochemical processing, manufacture of plastics, metals and textiles, the processing and storage of food, beverage and pharmaceutical products, and many HVAC systems. If cooling towers are not kept in good shape and receiving preventive maintenance, they can become "fatigued," which can in turn put a strain on system equipment and processes downstream. If the cooling tower shell is in bad shape, or requires too much repetitive maintenance, then perhaps the system should be replaced with one of today's more advanced models, such as seamless plastic cooling towers. The cost of overlooking the maintenance of a cooling tower can be heavy, almost regardless of application. In the pulp & paper industry, for example, a process interruption for unscheduled service can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. The impact can be amplified in applications where there are cooling towers operate with sometimes dozens of devices daisy-chained off them. In the food industry, where a cooling tower supports critical food processing machinery, the HVAC system as well as refrigerators and freezers, the loss of even part of the cooling power can cause extensive losses of frozen products, produce, or other perishable products. Fill material or wet decking should be serviced or replaced in cooling towers. Fouled fill material will not get sufficient air volume contacting the system's water to dissipate heat efficiently. Therefore, it will make the fan(s) and motors work harder, adding significantly to energy costs, or worse make them unable to achieve required cooling temperatures.

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