If you own or operate a cooling tower in New York City, hopefully you are past the point of asking the question: What is legionella? You should already be aware that you had to have your Cooling Tower Maintenance Plan on-site as of March 1st, 2016. You may not be aware that, as of April 7th, 2016, New York City has adopted a new Chapter 8 to Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York and it gives very specific requirements that you need to fulfill in order to comply with Local Law 77 of 2015. The new Chapter 8 (Cooling Towers) has an Effective Date of May 9th, 2016 and the penalties for non-compliance are significant. Raphael™ can help you come into compliance with these regulations.
How to Save with Cooling Tower Credits
Cooling towers dissipate heat from recirculating water used to cool chillers, air conditioners, or other process equipment to the ambient air. Heat is rejected to the environment from cooling towers through the process of evaporation. Therefore, by design, cooling towers use significant amounts of water. The thermal efficiency and longevity of the cooling tower and equipment depend on the proper management of recirculated water. Water leaves a cooling tower system in one of four ways: Evaporation: The primary...
Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size
To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC systems. As the worldwide market for these applications continues to grow, so does the need to address the issue: How...
What Is a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System and How Does It Work?
For industrial companies using a cooling tower for its facility, some type of cooling tower water treatment system is usually necessary to ensure an efficient process and long equipment service life. If cooling tower water is left untreated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly equipment replacements down the road. Butwhat is a cooling tower water treatment system and how does it work? This article breaks down the basics below: Wha...
How Do You Know If You Need a Cooling Tower Water Treatment System for Your Plant?
In order to keep your production flowing smoothly and avoid costly damage to your cooling tower equipment, the proper treatment of your cooling tower water is essential. If cooling tower water is not properly treated, organic growth, fouling, scaling, and corrosion can reduce plant productivity, cause plant downtime, and require costly equipment replacements down the road. But how do you know if you need a cooling tower water treatment system for your plant? Keep in mind thattreatment methods will vary depending...
How to Increase Your Industrial Cooling Tower Efficiency
Although cooling towers are generally some of the most cost-effective cooling mechanisms as compared to other cooling technologies (such as many dry air cooling systems), it is still important to monitor your industrial cooling tower efficiency and run itas seamlessly as possible. This will ensure your facility can: Save energy Reduce the amount of water being consumed Decrease the amount of chemicals required for water treatment Extend the equipment service life Reduce operating costs, overall But how...