Sustained Vibrations in Cooling Towers: Should These Be a Cause for Alarm

12 September 2019

Used as mansion-sized heat exchangers, cooling towers scoop heat out of industrial-scale complexes. If a large-scale processing plant, power generation station, or petrochemical installation produces an unmanageable thermal envelope, these monolithic, open-topped concrete towers will reject the energy. But there’s a problem: industrial buildings are often filled with working machines, and those machines generate vibrations. We need to know, will this vibrational energy affect a cooling tower’s performance? Vibrational Analysis in Cooling Tower Equipment There are different types of inner workings within the towers. Passive equipment configurations use convection currents to remove heat from large tube bundles. A little like […]

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HVAC Maintenance: The Importance of Mould Control and Removal in HVAC Systems

19 August 2019

It’s hard to place undue emphasis on this next HVAC related topic. Exaggerations are welcome here, for airflow health, as funnelled through Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning equipment is an undeniably serious matter. So, what could happen if an HVAC unit is contaminated? Tainted by patches of mould, what possible effect could these furry coatings have on someone’s health? Mould Release Respiratory Issues That’s a lot of questions. Fortunately, there are several concise answers we can put forth. Left unmaintained, to become damp and mould-congested, tiny spores are belched out by fungal colonies. The spores become airborne, they’re caught up […]

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Meeting Today’s Demands in Power Generating Facilities Through Mechanical Plant Upgrades

05 August 2019

Left untended, plant rooms become filthy places. There’s dirt being sucked in by a vent. Somewhere else, there’s a fine soot coating the controls and surfaces of a boiler. Perhaps just through a vestibule door, a power generating facility is providing emergency power during a power cut. Only, it’s hitching because of the poorly maintained mechanical plant. Filters are dirty, the equipment governor is failing, and the lights are growing dim. Plant Facility Cleanliness Although this might not seem like the most demanding job in the world, it must be done properly. Sure, the occupants of a structure aren’t going […]

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Replacing Corroded Boilers in Power Plants: Why is it a Must?

16 July 2019

In every major power plant and factory, it is important to be able to control what is going on inside of the building. When it comes to keeping your power plant running at optimum efficiency, keeping your boiler in great shape is going to be of the utmost importance. If you walk into your utility room only to find that your boiler has begun to corrode, you might be dealing with a major problem. Today, we are going to walk you through the problems that might manifest as a result of a corroded boiler. Importance of Replacing Corroded Boilers The […]

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Five Roadblocks to a Chiller’s Efficiency

02 July 2019

A single performance bottleneck can inhibit chiller efficiency. A building’s cooling plant, having experienced one such output hit, can no longer maintain a comfortable environment. Things get stiflingly hot. Maybe the equipment hasn’t been properly maintained for some time, or maybe the machinery has aged prematurely. Now, multiplied five times over, the performance roadblocks become practically unmanageable. Troubled by Maintenance Gaffes If two or three issues strike simultaneously, that’s a red flag. Basically, several seemingly disconnected mechanical defects are continually cropping up, so there’s a problem with the maintenance plan. That’s not a sustainable mode of operation, not when chillers […]

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Reasons Why Cooling Towers Fail

17 June 2019

Cooling towers represent an incredibly elegant solution to an age-old problem. The tech behind these temperature-managing constructs basically scales-up a natural process. Based on nature’s own heat exchanger mechanism, the principles at work inside the towers can be found everywhere. However, these evaporative systems have evolved to encompass many additional features, many of which assure an environmentally safe air stream. What then happens if a cooling tower fails? Troubleshooting Temperature Fluctuations The following faults are troubling, but things could be worse, as we’ll highlight in a later passage of text. A cooling tower fails because its evaporative mechanism breaks down. […]

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Understanding Retrofitting of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Plants and Equipment

07 June 2019

There are many reasons that a commercial warehouse or industrial property would consider retrofitting their facility. Retrofitting is an in-depth process that can help refrigeration plants accommodate their environmental control needs. Additionally, retrofitting can help to create viability for old and outdated equipment that needs to be used in a modern working environment. If this all sounds confusing to you, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we are going to be discussing the process and importance of retrofitting. Understanding the Process of Retrofitting There are many, many reasons that a business owner might consider seeking out the assistance of […]

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Cooling Towers and their Working Principles

20 May 2019

Cooling towers are essential machines that are used to pull heat outside of a building. Cooling towers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You’ll see cooling towers used at nuclear power plants. You’ll also find cooling towers at universities, hospitals, and even commercial warehouses. No matter what the application, the right cooling tower can make a dramatic impact on the environment inside of a building. Today, we are going to discuss how cooling towers work. Cooling Towers 101 – How Do Cooling Towers Work? Cooling towers are essentially a form of specialised heat exchanger. These devices allow air […]

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Commercial Air Conditioning Installation: Important Tips for Hiring an Air Conditioning Installer

01 May 2019

Without an efficient air conditioning or AC system in your building, the indoor environment will be quite uncomfortable, especially during the warm and hot months of the year. This can lead to a reduction in profits since your employees will slow down as a result of the high, stuffy temperatures. To ensure that your AC system works on an optimal way whenever you need it, hire only a qualified air conditioning installation and service provider. We offer you some valuable tips on how to hire the right one for you in the following.  Inquire about the Installer’s Insurance Coverage and […]

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Cooling Tower Cleaning Services: Reasons Why Drift Eliminators Must Be Well-Maintained

17 April 2019

Vigorously administered housekeeping assignment don’t just clean cooling towers, they entirely disinfect their inner workings. That’s how the various equipment sections stay sanitized, no matter the time of the year. Drift issues, however, take a fraction of that medium out of the primary cooling stream. The drift content evaporates, then it recondenses elsewhere. Fortunately, those tiny droplets are captured by drift eliminators. Keeping this cycle operational, a maintenance strategy takes charge of matters.  Reconciling Mist Capture Wear As the tiny droplets evaporate, the cooling tower leverages a change in the airborne stream’s velocity. The drift loss changes direction and falls […]

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