Water-Cooled vs. Air-Cooled Equipment:

How Should You Stay Cool?

Water-Cooled vs. Air-Cooled Equipment:

When seeking to cool a large scale commercial or industrial facility, insufficient information often leads to an unsatisfactory solution. While some stakeholders choose water-cooled chillers because they believe the cooling tower in these systems offers more efficiency, others prefer air-based cooling systems because of the less prohibitive upfront price. And with recent technological advances made in both air and water-based chilling systems, determining which option is the right fit has become even more challenging. To decide which system best suits a specific project’s needs, it’s important to understand the pros and cons associated with each option.

Chlorine Testing In Cooling Tower Systems

What You Need to Know

  • 18 December 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
  • Number of views: 686
  • 0 Comments
Chlorine Testing In Cooling Tower Systems

A wide range of chlorine based biocides can be used to control microbiological growth in cooling tower systems.  They all form oxidizing agents in water that can kill microorganisms. However, there are considerable differences in oxidizing power, stability, volatility, and reactions with various compounds found in water. Routine testing is important to confirm effective chlorine residuals are maintained. Low residuals can result in poor microbiological control. High residuals can cause corrosion and destroy inhibitors.

How To Prepare Your Cooling Towers for Winter

Take Precautions to Avoid Issues

  • 20 November 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
  • Number of views: 1118
  • 0 Comments
How To Prepare Your Cooling Towers for Winter

With the cooler months upon us, it is important to prepare your cooling towers for freezing temperatures.  Even in extremely icy conditions, cooling towers can be operated successfully if proper precautions and protocols are followed.  A frozen cooling tower is a major issue for business operations as well as from a cost standpoint.  Now is the time to prepare for winter weather.

Understanding Cycles of Concentration

A Closer Look

  • 28 August 2018
  • Author: Chem-Aqua, Inc
  • Number of views: 2131
  • 0 Comments
Understanding Cycles of Concentration

Evaporative systems are more complex to treat than closed systems. Why? It’s because the solid impurities become increasingly concentrated in the system water during the normal course of operation. Makeup impurities do not typically concentrate in closed systems. In evaporative systems, large quantities of water are used on an ongoing basis. Economics dictate the use of chemicals that can be applied at low dosages. Closed systems normally use only the amount of water required to fill the system one time and any water losses from leaks and repairs.

7 Common Dead Legs

Cooling Tower Systems

  • 2 August 2018
  • Author: Market Scale
  • Number of views: 482
  • 0 Comments
7 Common Dead Legs

Dead legs in building water systems can cause severe problems, including persistent positive Legionella test results and an increased incidence of Legionnaires’ disease. Dead legs are sections of water system piping with low or no flow due to system design and/or operation. A basic understanding of dead legs, how to recognize them, and how to manage the problems they cause can help building owners reduce the risks associated with Legionella and other pathogens in their water systems.  While the ideal solution is to remove the dead leg, the more realistic methods are a combination of design, operational, and maintenance strategies. Here are 7 common types of dead legs and some practical, effective methods to manage them.

RSS
1234