Best Management Practice #10: Cooling Tower Management
The towers are located ground level, and in a position where seasonal dust storms blow dirt and particles into the towers and the cooling tower media became heavily scaled over time, thus greatly affecting efficiency. The facility also utilized a large amount of biocide to keep the bacterial growth and algae under control. Industrial Water Innovations Cooling Tower Conditioning System , installed in early and shortly after, the facility was able to stop all use of biocides and the cooling towers and heat exchangers are now operating at optimum efficiency.
Even in the best of economic times, businesses have to maximize efficiencies and cut waste. This takes on an even greater importance during an economic slowdown. While not often considered paramount to the overall success of a company, it can often be the peripheral areas that allows a business to boost production, thereby growing profits. Cooling towers may not be the first place companies look to for adding efficiency, but they are a critical component for a number of industries that require process cooling.