Antimicrobial cooling towers often used in industrial process applications have been tapped for service at a New York hospital. NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln installed the plastic cooling towers to support its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The cooling systems, manufactured by Delta Cooling Towers, incorporate antimicrobial-infused resin shells that help reduce the risk of Legionella and other bacteria, says the manufacturer.

The new cooling towers, which replace ones that had reached their expected end of life, also are expected to reduce energy consumption by about 40 percent. The towers’ high density polyethylene design is resistant to corrosion from salt air and industrial gases.

According to Delta Cooling, the installation was handled without any disruption to hospital operations. Because of the modular nature of the towers, the installation team was able to use a small crane to lift them into position.