BioSpray Tower will disinfect hard, nonporous surfaces, says the manufacturer. The EPA-registered disinfectant kills 99.9 percent of Legionella pneumophila when correctly applied to hard, nonporous surfaces like cooling towers.
The LCCS is an efficient central refrigeration system with a total system ammonia charge of approximately 1.5 to 3 pounds per ton of refrigeration, or 85 to 95 percent less than traditional central ammonia systems.
Summer — the season of family trips to national monuments, lazy days at the beach and camping — will soon be behind us. Besides the end of construction season for the northern one-third of the country, the seasons’ change brings us another welcome sight: tradeshow season.
When choosing which low temperature heat transfer fluid to use for your process, data such as density, viscosity and pour point need to be taken into consideration. In Process Cooling’s annual Cooling Capabilities Chart on Low Temperature Heat Transfer Fluids, we have compiled all of the data you need to choose a fluid for low temperature heat transfer fluid processes.
The number of cooling towers used for industrial applications and HVAC systems in the United States was estimated at 500,000 to 600,000 towers in a report by Pacific Northwest Laboratory in 1995. Based on that value and the intervening years, we can extrapolate that the number of cooling towers worldwide can be estimated at 1.5 million.
For those involved in the process industries, three shows this fall offer a chance to see new and upgraded products firsthand, learn about emerging technologies and network with others in the industry.
Cooling tower operators and maintenance engineers cite several common pain points associated with gearbox operation and service. Key features help minimize maintenance demands and extend operating life.
Industries that require process heat rejection often use field-erected cooling towers to keep pace with the heat load. Cooling towers have large fans and motors that can present worksite challenges, including excessive sound and vibration. Gearboxes are employed to address these challenges.
Thermal spray coating is an industrial coating process that consists of a heat source (flame or other) and a coating material (in powder or wire form). The coating is melted into tiny droplets and sprayed onto a surface at high velocity. Upon impact, a bond forms with the surface. Repeated passes build up the thermal spray coating and form a layered structure.
It is critical that process cooling systems relying on cooling towers have robust but cost-effective filtration equipment for water reuse. Cooling tower water frequently contains hazardous materials that should be managed to avoid reintroducing them into the process cooling equipment or system.
When compared to space cooling, process cooling — or the removal of heat from the fluid that serves water-cooled equipment used in a manufacturing process — is a bird of a different feather. Interesting though — and the source of some fascination among those in the cooling trade — is that much of the equipment, tools and techniques remain the same.