Periodically, it is necessary to take cooling systems offline due to seasonal cycles, maintenance, lead-lag configurations, etc. An offline cooling system can experience a multitude of problems, though, including microbiological growth and corrosion. This can lead to reduced equipment life, increased operational and utility costs, and increased maintenance costs.
Facility managers are faced with the unappealing options of wasting money, needlessly running a system or repairing a system that sits unprotected too long. Luckily, there are options available to mitigate these concerns and problems.