Cooling towers across the country are getting fouled and clogged with debris like cottonwood seeds, leaves, pollen, paper debris, industrial waste, nesting birds, construction debris and insects. Whether the system is being used for industrial process or environmental air handling, thousands of dollars and hours are being wasted on repair downtime and maintenance. Closed loop systems mix air and water, which allows contaminants to transfer to the inline filtration system. As debris is continuously drawn into the air intake of cooling towers, fouling the cooling water and increasing the need for chemicals to clean up sludge build-up, bacteria proliferation and bio-film on internal surfaces which lead to corrosion of the basin walls. Debris insulates the coils, causing heat build-up, higher discharge pressure and amp draws. Reduced air flow causes automatic shut-downs, continuous strainer and basin cleaning coils, heat build-up, higher discharge pressure and amp draws. Reduced air flow causes equipment to run for longer cycle times, at reduced capacity, decreased life expectancy, increased filter changes and escalating power costs.
Proper air filtration will prevent debris from impacting equipment performance. Permatron air filtration products offer you cost effective solutions.
- A Bright Idea for Fouled Cooling Towers
For the past 60 years, Osram-Sylvania, has been a major innovator and supplier of powder technology, high temperature metallurgy and inorganic chemistry used in the manufacture of lighting products, automotive and electronic parts and defense systems. Their largest factory, the Towanda, Pennsylvania plant, processes tungsten, milling crushed ore powder and continues through wiredrawing and high temperature metallurgy. Industrial processing plants run process cooling towers 24/7 and having issues with large concentrations of contamination and debris fouling the closed loop recirculation system.
- Spiritual is Cool - Willow Creek Church
The million square foot Willow Creek Church campus situated on 155 acres of farmland includes a four-level, 7200-seat auditorium. Keeping the facilities adequately cooled during the hot summer months has been quite a challenge when cottonwood season is in full bloom. Marley cooling towers cool the water needed to cool the refrigerant for two 400 ton Carrier chillers that are part of their chilled water loop air conditioning system.
- PreVent Model R
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