Cooling Tower Maintenance

Hi all,

Cooling towers are integral parts of some of the equipment such as DG sets, process air conditioning, chiller plants etc. Cooling towers have all the elements that make them maintenance intensive – raw or chemically treated water, pumps, pipelines, nozzles, high-speed fans, metallic or non metallic housings, closely mounted cooling fins etc.

The constant spraying of warm water when in operation and stagnant water collection when at rest make the cooling tower set up prone to:

  • Corrosion
  • Clogging
  • Scaling
  • Algae growth
  • Contamination
  • Loss in cooling efficiency
  • Loss of treated water through leaks and spray out and evaporation

It is essential to plan the maintenance of cooling towers so as to get the maximum possible efficiency even during the warm and humid seasons.

The linked article gives insight into cooling tower maintenance. Read and be enlightened.   

Maintenance for cooling towers
Ed Sullivan – Protecting process cooling systems from costly summertime ‘fatigue.’

Safety at work becomes an important element while working on cooling towers since it will involve working at heights, slippery surfaces, high-speed fans, chemicals etc.