Are your heat exchangers losing transfer efficiency? Is your cooling tower filling up with dirt and silt? Are you plugging nozzles in your process cooling system? If so, it might be time to install or upgrade your filtration system.
Cooling water systems are an integral part of any facility, and the overall value of this equipment relies on an effective, efficient cooling water system. For optimal facility operations, it is important to protect the equipment throughout the cooling system. When cooling systems are not running efficiently, the entire system suffers due to extra wear and tear on process equipment. In addition, maintenance costs increase, as do downtime and operating costs.
One key component to achieving optimal performance of your cooling system is good filtration. Here are seven factors to consider when buying a filtration system for your facility.
Will the filter be installed in a location with continuous flow, or will you be able to stop the flow to the filter to clean or replace the filter media? Over time, filters become dirty as they remove the contaminants in the system. This means the filter media must be cleaned or replaced. If the flow can be stopped or the filter can be bypassed for a short period of time, then a simple filter will suffice.