According to OSHA’s Technical Manual, cooling tower cleaning and chlorination should be performed a minimum of twice a year. Proper cleaning will remove dirt, pollen, dust, insects, and other debris that has built up. These contaminants not only affect your energy efficiency, but also can cause additional problems, such as:
• Microorganism Growth…This can cause corrosion and premature basin failure.
• Water Treatment Costs…Contaminants can spike your water treatment costs.
• Scale Deposits & Algae Build-Up…These can create health risks to maintenance personnel.
Before it gets too hot, let’s get that important critical heat exchanger clean. High head pressures are the last things you need besides the damage it creates.