Active Chiller Approach Temperature Monitoring Leads to Increased Operating Life and Efficiency

  • 23 January 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Active Chiller Approach Temperature Monitoring Leads to Increased Operating Life and Efficiency

In many facilities, chiller and condenser systems are the largest energy consuming component of the plant. Operating a chiller at its peak performance saves energy, as well as maintenance costs, and can keep the facility’s loads properly maintained. Chiller performance varies significantly with operating conditions, and any opportunity to improve efficiency and extended equipment life is greatly desired by any facility manager. One major indicator of chiller performance is the historical values of the chiller approach temperatures. These temperatures show the heat transfer efficiency and can be a precursor to a potential issue in the system. With proper, routine monitoring of approach temperatures, the chiller’s operating life and operating efficiency are greatly increased.

Keep Cooling Costs Down with Clean Heat Exchangers

How Chem-Aqua Helps Protect your Cooling Water System

  • 16 January 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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Keep Cooling Costs Down with Clean Heat Exchangers

The chiller, recirculating pumps, and fans are the main energy consumers in water-cooled air conditioning systems, and chiller efficiency can have a significant impact on the amount of energy required to produce a ton of refrigeration. Effective water treatment keeps the evaporation and condenser heat exchange surfaces clean and corrosion-free. That means the water is flowing and heat is transferred such that the chiller is optimally efficient and energy costs minimized.

A Method to Accurately Measure System Volumes for Cooling Towers and Closed Loop Systems

  • 9 January 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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A Method to Accurately Measure System Volumes for Cooling Towers and Closed Loop Systems

Cooling towers or closed loop systems require continuous treatment. But to achieve effective water treatment in either of these settings, the precise system volume must be known. This is particularly essential when adding biocides to ensure the correct amount of treatment is added. Although there are many ways to measure volumes, many are inexact and hard to execute. There are three ways typically used to determine system volumes.

How Sodium-Cycle Water Softeners Work

Four Steps to the Regeneration Process

How Sodium-Cycle Water Softeners Work

Hard water can cause a variety of serious problems. Water containing dissolved calcium and magnesium ions can lead to the buildup of limescale, which can impair and damage industrial equipment such as heat exchangers. Furthermore, the presence of these ions significantly reduces the lathering ability and overall effectiveness of soaps, making for subpar wash water.  Water softening is used to combat hard water.

How Cooling Tower Systems Work

Learning the Fundamentals

  • 19 December 2017
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
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How Cooling Tower Systems Work

Cooling towers are recirculating water systems used to remove heat from building air conditioning equipment and industrial processes. They require specialized maintenance to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operation, including an effective water treatment program.  By understanding how cooling tower systems function, facility owners and operators can operate and maintain their systems more effectively.

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