Cooling Towers Articles

  • Why Your Cooling Tower Should Have Drift Eliminator?

    If you have a cooling tower on your facility to remove heat from your operations, you should be using a drift eliminator to keep toxic chemical compounds out of the surrounding environment. Most cooling towers should be fitted with a drift eliminator as way of protecting the natural environment, according to the Federal Energy ...


    By Kimre Inc.

  • Closed Circuit Coolers: Design with winter in mind

    When outside temperatures fall below freezing, water inevitably forms into ice. Open cooling towers can be susceptible to freezing due to their inherent nature of operation. As a result, ice formation becomes a subject of management, not elimination. Fortunately, there are alternative solutions. Closed circuit coolers are used for a multitude of niche applications, but are ideal for evaporative ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Five questions to Henk Janssen, technical director of Watco Group

    Five questions to Henk Janssen, technical director of Watco Group, water-cooling engineer with 35 years of experience under the belt on the future of water cooling. This episode on cooling towers. What attracted you to pursue a career in water cooling in the first place? Mainly it was the opportunity to travel all over the ...


    By WATCO Group PTE LTD

  • Gettysburg hospital addresses ailing evaporative coolers

    WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital was looking to modernize mechanical systems to ensure reliability of critical patient-care functions. Constructed in 1921, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa., has undergone a number of changes over the years. According to Joe Lehigh of the facility’s engineering team, the most recent were made chiefly to improve hospital operations. “The key ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Laboratory test report - the effect of scale formation on heat transfer coils

    Background EVAPCO, Inc. recently introduced new Evaporative Condensers and Closed Circuit Coolers which utilize extended surface coils. For decades extended “fin” surfaces have been used on heat transfer coils, often referred to as “finned coils” primarily in an effort to increase dry capacity. However, in the past the fin material was limited to carbon steel tubes ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • New York Legionella regulations: are they missing the boat?

    Abstract A large outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in 2015 prompted NYC to enact law and NYS to propose emergency regulations on the registration and maintenance of cooling towers. This paper describes the fundamental characteristics of point sourced vs. potable water sourced outbreaks and discusses the Bronx outbreak from those perspectives. Ultimately a case is made that ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Breaking the code, rev 1 - compliance requirements for California title 24-2013 for Cooling Towers, Closed Circuit Coolers and Evaporative Condensers

    The California Energy Commission released the final version of Title 24-2013 last Fall, and early this year changed the effective date of the standard from January 1, 2014 to July 1, 2014. Equipment selected for the State of California will need to meet the new Title 24, Part 6 requirements beginning July 1, 2014. Relevant requirements include: Increased efficiency requirements for Open, Axial ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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.

  • TurbEx® COOLING TOWER - Case Study

    This article is about the case study of the TurbeEx® Cooling Tower in operation at a Huhtamaki U.S. pulp & paper facility. Commissioned in late Spring 2016 this TurbEx® COOLING TOWER cools process water at a Huhtamaki U.S. pulp & paper facility using TurboScrubber® fluidized packing to ensure continuous non-clogging operation even with sticky pulp & solids ...

  • The Internet of Water Is Saving Lives While Battling Pollution

    The Problem A condition known as Legionnaires' disease has made headlines after it killed a dozen people in Flint, Michigan in 2014 and 2015 and sickened hundreds in  ...

  • 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)

  • IOT TRENDS AND ANALYSIS The Internet of Water Is Saving Lives While Battling Pollution

    he Problem A condition known as Legionnaires' disease has made headlines after it killed a dozen people in Flint, Michigan in 2014 and 2015 and sickened hundreds in  ...

  • Winter operation consideration for open cooling towers

    Open cooling towers are susceptible to freezing due to their inherent nature of operation, heat rejection by evaporation. As a result, ice formation becomes a subject of management, not elimination. Several design considerations should be made to minimize the time and effort spent on ice management. Take a look at our latest e-flash,  ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Republic Steel: CapDI for Cooling Towers - Case Study

    Introduction & process description Water is often a hidden cost of industrial sites and can contribute significantly to operational costs. Cooling towers are used to reject heat through the natural process of evaporation providing cooled water across a broad range of applications. Due to evaporative losses, the water remaining in the cooling tower becomes concentrated with dissolved ...


    By Voltea B.V.

  • Fungal biodiversity and mycotoxigenic fungi in cooling-tower water systems in Istanbul, Turkey

    This is the first study to assess fungal diversity and mycotoxigenic fungi in open recirculating cooling-tower (CT) water systems (biofilm and water phase). The production capability of mycotoxin from fungal isolates was also examined. The mean fungal count in 21 different water and biofilm samples was determined as 234 CFU/100 mL and 4 CFU/cm2. A total of 32 species were identified by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • What is cooling tower water treatment?

    It is a dynamic manufacturer and supplier of sustainable water and wastewater treatment solutions. The cooling tower water treatment is an integral part of a process in many in industries. The water treatment problems can very costly when the cause of heat transfers in the cooling tower, health and safety concerns and equipment failure. For this problem some company ...

  • 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 ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • 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.

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