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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Chill Out: Chemical Descaling of Condensers Maximizes Efficiency

    Chiller units — open loop or closed loop — naturally experience performance degradations over time. As noted by ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Holdings Ltd

  • Novel methodology for evaluating economic feasibility of low-water cooling technology retrofits at power plants

    Increasing demand on water supplies – already strained by population and economic growth and instream flow requirements – means many areas are considering conservation and reallocation to meet their needs. One method of increasing water availability is through low-water cooling technologies at thermoelectric power plants. Cooling towers, hybrid wet–dry and dry cooling ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Legionnaires Disease and 2nd Generation ATP

    As recent events in Quebec, Canada have shown, outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease continue to happen around the world.  As our ability to diagnose this ailment improve, it is not surprising that the number of confirmed cases continues to rise.  Conventional wisdom states that the bacteria ...

  • 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 ...

  • Electrogeneration of aluminium to remove silica in water

    This paper presents the results of a study on electrogeneration of aluminium, as a coagulant to remove silica in make-up water for cooling towers. Three electrochemical systems were tested, two with aluminium electrodes (one with polarity change and another without it), and a third one with aluminium anodes and cathodes of stainless steel. From the obtained results it was concluded that under the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • HydroFLOW and Cooling Tower eliminating the need for chemical treatments case study

    Misericordia Hospital – Alberta – 2011 In June, 2011 Misericordia Hospital began a three-month trial on two of the three cooling towers in its facility. The test compared the effectiveness of HydroFLOW in eliminating limescale and algae vs. standard chemical treatment. Standard chemical treatment was removed from Cooling Tower #3 and a P-160 HydroFLOW unit installed. Standard ...


    By HydroFLOW USA

  • 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 ...

  • Direct contact heat transfer using No. 2 Type-K Tellerette® Tower Packing

    A customer with a sulfuric acid reclamation facility needed to cool a saturated air stream or closed loop process operation. The 10,000 CFM air stream at 165° F. had to be cooled to 110°F. The existing equipment was only able to achieve 125°F. Cooling liquid availability included a large quantity of processed water at 110°F and a smaller amount of city water at 55°F. Verantis recommended ...

  • 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 ...


    By MIOX Corporation

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