Treating Cooling Tower Water
While cooling towers come in all shapes and sizes, they all have one thing in common: they’re all susceptible to the same risks associated with untreated water which include: scaling, corrosion, biological growth, and fouling. These major issues can reduce the efficiency, and even the functional lifespan, of a cooling tower.
But don’t worry, these risks can be reduced or prevented with simple consistent water treatment. To avoid the aggravation (and steep costs) of repairing and replacing cooling towers, then a cooling tower water treatment program is a must.
Getting Started with a Cooling Tower Water Treatment Program
If you don’t have a water treatment expert on staff, then step one of ensuring your cooling water is properly treated is to contact an expert.
Cooling water applications are all a little different and serve different purposes, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution or treatment plan. Instead, it’s important to have a plan tailored to suit your specific system’s needs. An FCT Water expert can survey your system and work with you to make the best plan for your business.
Why Treat Cooling Water at all?
While a cooling tower might not be a harsh environment like boiler water, or as contaminated as wastewater, it can still pose a major threat to equipment and people alike if left untreated. Corrosion and scale can dull a system’s efficiency and potentially damage the metal in pipes. Repairs can cost money, as well as time so a water treatment program could end up saving you significantly in the long run.
Untreated water can also breed biological elements like biofilm, which is difficult to treat and can reduce heat transfer. Bacteria like legionella can also breed in untreated water, and spread throughout a cooling system, potentially leading to Legionnaire’s Disease under certain conditions.
To learn more about cooling tower water treatment, or to get a free audit on your system, contact one of our representatives today!