Capacity, horsepower and initial and operating costs are all extremely important aspects when selecting a cooling tower, but long term maintenance and care should also be heavily considered.
Heat exchangers are the heart of many critical systems. From power plants to industrial chemical plants and everything in between, the heat exchanger in all of its forms is a crucial aspect of heat management systems. This is why all organizations must take heat exchanger maintenance seriously, because a heat exchanger failure can be a potentially deadly event due to risks of fire and explosions. Proper cleaning is essential to ensure that your heat exchanger is functioning correctly and efficiently.
Making a repair to your heat exchanger with a Polymeric Engineered Solution can prove to be extremely durable and cost effective.
An ideal environment is provided by cooling towers for the growth and incubation of many organisms, including the Legionella bacteria. This problem is exacerbated by periods of non-use (winter lay-up). A consistent biocide program can reduce the risks, but it is ideal to clean a cooling tower at least twice a year. All cooling towers should be thoroughly disinfected at a minimum of twice per year, according to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Technical Manual. Here are a few winter cleaning and maintenance tips to ensure your cooling tower remains safe during this season.
Ceramic coating is one of the most common and versatile types of coatings that we apply at Plant, Equipment and Services. Our ceramic coating process feeds a variety of ceramic material compositions to create high quality coatings that enhance performance of the underlying surface. The particular coating process chosen and the ceramic materials selected depend on factors such as coating functionality, thickness required and other economic considerations. This article will discuss the common types of a ceramic materials, their uses and the benefits of ceramic coatings.
With cool weather upon us, now is the time to have maintenance on your building’s chilled water system. If your chiller, condensate pans or cooling tower could use a coating system to protect and preserve your equipment, contact us today! We probably already work for your chill water maintenance provider, Carrier, JCI-York, Daikin-Mcquay, Trane and others. Plant Equipment & Services uses the highest quality of products and offers the best service and warranties compared to anyone else in the industry.
Cooling towers are used to cool down water that goes through chillers and other heat exchanger equipment. Ultimately, it is a heat rejection device which utilizes the evaporative cooling process to transfer waste heat from the atmosphere. Not having your cooling tower properly maintained can lead to leaks and standing water which can attract mosquitoes. It is extremely important to have your cooling tower properly maintained, especially with summer right around the corner and mosquitoes being quite popular around this time of year.