cooling tower fill Articles

  • Biofilms reduce cooling tower efficiency, increase cost, and create a biohazard

    Definition: Biofilm is a gelatinous layer that forms in cooling water systems on heat transfer surfaces, fill material, and basins. Biofilm consists of microbial cells, the polysaccharide biopolymer they produce, and debris extracted from the recirculating cooling water. Problems Caused by Biofilm: Physical plugging of cooling tower fill, tubes, and water passages Accelerated ...

  • Upgrade Fill Media to Improve Cooling Tower Efficiency

    One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways in which to extend the life of a cooling tower, improve heat transfer efficiency and reduce maintenance downtime, is to upgrade the cooling tower’s fill media to components constructed out of robust and non-clogging materials such as Polypropylene (PP), PVC or stainless steel. Fill is a critical component in the heat transfer ...

  • 6 Things You Should Know About Legionella

    Just last August, about 120 people in the South Bronx were infected with Legionnaires’ Disease and 12 people died. At the time, up to 5 cooling towers in the area tested positive for Legionella, a fatal bacteria that grows in warm, damp environments and can spread once contaminated water has become aerosolized and the vapor is inhaled. In this post, we’ll be discussing where ...

  • Hot weather on its way ... Check the condition of your cooling tower

    The approach of summer is a good time to check the performance and, more importantly, the physical condition of your cooling towers. After all, it’s easier to repair a tower when weather conditions don’t put a strain on its cooling capacity. A cooling tower passes air over tiny droplets or the exposed surface of a water film. In both cases, a small amount of water is vaporized, ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Cold Storage Facilities IL USA - Project Case Study

    Overview Cold storage facilities show common operational concerns. Keeping product cold in a reliable and cost effective manner is central to business operations. Their ability to keep and store product at constant low temperatures is their business. In this industry, a facility’s refrigeration system can be the costliest culprit of a high utility ...

  • New Patent: Use of BCP™ 5000 for Sulfur Deposit Control in Geothermal Power Plant Cooling Water

    AMSA, Inc. is pleased to announce the issuance of US patent 9,365,444, “Formulations for use in sulfur scale control in industrial water systems.” In particular, it claims a method for removal and inhibition of elemental sulfur deposits in geothermal utility cooling water systems. Foreign patents covering other countries with important geothermal resources have also previously issued ...


    By AMSA, Inc.

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