Cooling Tower Preventive Maintenance
Proper water treatment and a stringent preventive maintenance program are imperative when it comes to cooling towers in industrial, commercial and institutional settings. Cooling towers collect dust, pollen, and various pollutants during normal operation, and in combination with the tower’s warm water, this creates the perfect environment for mold, fungus, algae and bacteria, including deadly legionella. Accumulated contaminants also cause scale and corrosion, which lowers energy efficiency and affects the lifespan of the tower, HVAC systems, and process cooling. Regular maintenance and water treatment is necessary to control corrosion, scale, fouling and microbial growth.
Circulated water should be treated with a descaler in conjunction with biocides, or with chemical-free methods such as pulsed-power or UV water treatment. Cooling towers should be inspected for sediment, scale and slime once a month, and drained, cleaned and disinfected at least twice a year. Pipes, nozzles, and other components should be checked for vibration, leaks, and excessive noise. Drift eliminators should be pressure washed, and sump screens should be cleared to allow maximum flow to the pump. Inspect heaters for broken or cracked elements, replace belts, and lubricate motors as needed.
About MSC - The Go To Guys
We are a service sub-specialist in the technical intricacies of HVAC, process cooling, and building automation systems in commercial, industrial, and institutional environments. MSC is recognized as the leading industry expert in solving elusive problems and attaining peak performance from clients’ mechanical equipment and overall systems.
Located in northern New Jersey, MSC is the only specialized contractor of our kind in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We are MSCA STAR-qualified, NEBB-certified, fully-licensed in electrical, plumbing and HVAC, and our engineers and technicians are the most knowledgeable in our field.
Mechanical Service Corp.
41 South Jefferson Road
Whippany, NJ 07981