Cooling Tower Monitoring Articles

  • 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.

  • Using IoT to Stop Saboteurs, Save Water and Make Money

    Griswold Water Systems explains how they modernized their business in an old-school industry and realized unexpected benefits along the way. The Internet of Things often raises security concerns for businesses, but for Griswold Water Systems (GWS), connectivity offered a security solution -- namely, a way to make sure the competition wasn't sabotaging its ...


    By Griswold Water Systems (GWS)

  • 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 ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Freezing Temperatures Could Place Commercial Properties in Hot Water

    With another frigid winter on the way, frozen cooling tower valves and pipe leaks are likely to wreak havoc on commercial property water usage. “As temperatures dropped below zero last year, we began receiving dozens of calls from property managers about their cooling tower’s solenoid valve freezing in the fill position and water continuously flowing out,” states David ...


    By WaterSignal

  • 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 ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • 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. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Start Preparing for Winter With Our Winterizing Checklist

    We’re a little over halfway through October, which means winter is near and frigid temperatures are just around the corner. Whether you’re a property manager, building owner, or maintenance professional, you can never be too prepared for what the winter has in store. Preparation is the name of the game. As subzero winter temperatures roll in, even the ...


    By WaterSignal

  • 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 it as seamlessly as possible. This will ensure your facility can: Save energy Reduce the amount of ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Common Cooling Tower Water Treatment Problems and How to Solve Them

    For companies using cooling towers to remove heat from an industrial process or for cooling large buildings, there are several issues that can surface during the cooling tower water treatment process that we see on a regular basis. Because these issues occur often, it’s important to know what to look out for in advance, perhaps saving you some time and resources down the line. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Treated vs. Untreated Cooling Tower Water: Risks for Your Plant

    When an industrial plant or building decides whether or not to invest in a cooling tower water treatment system, it is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Petrochemical plants, chemical manufacturers, refineries, and all kinds of large buildings and facilities using cooling towers, whether they’re used as part of the industrial process or for cooling/removing heat from the ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Maintenance tips for cooling towers - White Paper

    Cooling towers are prone to the typical causes of rotating machine failure such as misalignment, but also face a range of specific environmental challenges, including high or gusting wind speeds, dust, sand and, in coastal locations, high concentrations of salt. In the 1990s, for example, vibration and accelerated wear caused a fan blade to shear off a cooling tower in Pennsylvania, ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • (6) Test Radboud University Nijmegen Cool Puck toxicological

    Objective: The objective of this study was to test the toxic action or better the non existence of toxicity of a new anti-slime compound compound by using the responses of D. polymorpha. The "Cool Puck" was developed to detach easily the biofilm from all substrates in closed cooling water systems, especially for getting rid of slime and biofilm in ...


    By Special Water Europe B.V.

  • G & G Orchards resolve their Cooling Tower Limescale problem - Case Study

    G&G Orchards in Yakima is the only Hispanic-owned packing house in Washington. Today, that operation includes some 800 acres of orchards, a packing house, and a controlled atmosphere cold storage facility. They also produce late season cherries in the most sought after varieties. They wished to remove and prevent limescale in their cooling tower and to reduce their use of chemicals. A P120 ...


    By Hydropath Technology Ltd.

  • Giant FRP Cooling Towers Built for Zinc Refinery Modernization

    Fabricated Plastics Limited of Maple, Ont., had previously built zinc sulfate cooling towers of FRP for various zinc refineries in North America when it was awarded a contract to produce six of the giant cooling units for a refinery in Tasmania, Australia. Each 5.9 m (19'4") in diameter and 18.3 m (60 ft.) high the Australian towers are major components of the plant which transforms raw zinc ore ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Hospital cooling tower application

    The Challenge: One of the largest teaching hospitals in Illinois wanted to improve safety and “green” operations in their cooling tower water treatment chemical regimen without sacrificing effectiveness. The Solution: Replacement of bulk bleach with on-site generated MIOX® mixed oxidant solution, Earthwise reduced the hospital's liability from ...

  • Northern Indiana Power, NIPSCO cooling tower

    A new onsite mixed oxidant system at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station of Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) in Wheatfield, IN, has yielded substantial treatment chemical cost savings and improved summer operation compared to the control unit cooling tower. NIPSCO, an electric and gas utility and subsidiary of NiSource Inc., was approached about the system during a biannual ...

  • Neosens™ on-line Fouling monitoring for Cooling Towers

    A New Approach to Fouling Control Neosens offers innovative, cost effective sensor solutions for monitoring the presence of biofilm and scale in cooling towers, heat exchangers and other industrial process applications. Fouling in cooling systems is a worldwide, multi-billion dollar problem, reducing energy efficiency, increasing maintenance costs and creating health risks due to ...


  • Case study - Descaling already deposited calcium scale from injection moulds and preventing new formation leads to increased efficiency increased production and reduced downtime

    MGH S.A of Pergamino Buenos Aires ARGENTINA… tells in their own words how Fluid Dynamics Colloid-A-Tron Technology improved the efficiency of their injection moulding circuit MGH S.A. is an Argentinean company dedicated to the production and commercialisation of plastic cable ties MGH were founded as importers-exporters in 1880 and since 1994 have been working under licence from ...

  • An Economical Solution to cooling tower drift

    In certain cases cooling tower drift (mist) can overwhelm conventional lower efficiency chevron mist eliminators. This paper explores an alternative strategy to control drift in those cases. The author uses a case history to illustrate conditions that can be expected to cause uncontrolled drift and to discuss a solution. The author acknowledges that the information presented is anecdotal, ...


    By Kimre, Inc.

  • An alternative cooling tower disinfectant: On-site generated mixed oxidants

    Favorable temperatures (80-110°F) and availability of nutrients make cooling tower systems ideal places for microbial growth. Accumulation of biofilm impedes proper heat transfer and secretes metabolic products that contribute to microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). The films also may propagate and release disease-causing bacteria. Control of microbial growth is traditionally ...

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