Open and closed cooling systems are subject to the very real constant threat of corrosion, scale, and microbiological fouling. While water treatment is the science of minimizing these conditions, water treatment alone may not avail a system. What is the universe of factors that affect a cooling system and how do they affect successful long- term maximization of system performance and minimization of deterioration and premature failure? It is helpful to group these factors into the following non-exclusive list of general considerations: (1) Mechanical Factors; (2) Operational Factors; (3) Environmental Factors; (4) Microbiological Factors; and (5) Chemical Factors. This publication will address these factors with case studies in an effort to minimize risk of loss.
19-16: The Rest of the Story: You Have Treated your Cooling Tower – What Can Go
Adam Green, ESQ., Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and Robert J. Cunningham, P.E. International Water Consultants, Inc.