Water Treatment



Cooling towers come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing that they all have in common is their need for water treatment and maintenance. By design, a cooling tower will accumulate airborne contamination and foster corrosion. The air flow required for cooling towers to be effective will create suction that literally pulls contaminates into the system. At the same time, the evaporation process will cause the concentration of impurities in the water to increase. Both of these factors will cause the conductivity of the water to increase, which allows for monitoring though the use of a conductivity meter.

If left untreated, the increased levels of impurities in a cooling tower will lead to scaling, corrosion, and biological build-up, such as biofilm. These factors will quickly reduce the efficiency of the cooling tower, which will translate into increased energy consumption and higher operating costs. As a system deteriorates, failures will occur and maintenance costs will increase. Ultimately the system can fail completely and replacement will be necessary.

Another important aspect of water treatment is a focus on limiting the use of water. This can include running higher cycles or recovering and reusing possible waste streams which will ultimately save your facility money.

AAA Energy Service Co. will help you develop the criteria to understand characteristics of your equipment such as temperature differentials or flows that need to be maintained, boiler efficiency, maximum stack temperatures, and scaling or fouling factors at which the equipment can still operate effectively.

Selecting the right water treatment service provider should not be taken lightly. The right partner can improve the facility’s operational performance and control the operating budget for items such as electricity, gas, water, and sewage. Moreover, developing a relationship with the service provider will allow for proper protection of the cooling equipment from failure or unexpected shutdowns. This ensures that daily operations continue and allows you to meet your organization’s sustainability and budgetary demands.

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