Cooling Tower Cleaning and Maintenance
Over time, airborne dirt and debris collect and affix to the various components of cooling towers. Left unattended and uncleaned, these foreign deposits, along with the minerals that accumulate, can cause severe blockages and corrosion which negatively impacts the cooling tower's operating efficiency and capability. This can lead to significant damage to the system, even possible failure of the system. Without question, soiled and contaminated cooling towers decrease the heat exchange efficiency of your systems and increase energy costs.
Cooling Tower Cleaning & Legionella Disease Prevention
This waterborne bacterial infection kills 1 in 10 people who get infected by it. An important reason for proper cleaning and maintenance is to prevent the spread of bacteria including Legionella. Legionella bacteria causes a respiratory disease called Legionellosis. Infection can lead to a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection) called Legionnaires' disease. Legionella bacteria is known to germinate in cooling towers and other water sources. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) recommends cleaning towers be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected twice a year. Typically before the start of the cooling season and after shutdown in the fall.