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Fences, Dog Kennels, Puppy Houses and Other Projects: Contracting Blogs

Hello! My name is C.J., and as you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I am a huge dog lover. My dog has specialised things in my home like a built-in shelf for his food and water bowls and a dedicated grooming area with a bath. Outside, he has his own shady area, a dog house with a heated floor and a sturdy fence. I worked with contractors through all of those projects, and I hope to do even more. This blog is going to talk about contracting... I hope to start with some posts about the process involved in some of the things the contractor made for my pup but I also plan to include some posts with a more general contracting focus. Take a look and enjoy!

Fences, Dog Kennels, Puppy Houses and Other Projects: Contracting Blogs

Cooling Tower Safety: Monitoring and Treating Water

Irene Little

Water plays a vital part in keeping your cooling tower functioning optimally. However, the quality of that water is key to the safe operation of your cooling tower. Carrying out regular monitoring and maintenance of the water supply can help to keep you safe and can also help to reduce the amount of repair work needed to keep your cooling tower operational. Below are two things you should be doing on a regular basis in order to keep your cooling tower in a good condition.

Treat the water used in your cooling tower

Although you may get the water used in your cooling tower from a reliable and clean source, this doesn't mean that the water quality cannot deteriorate over time. Causes of deterioration of water quality include algae, bacteria and stagnation. Not only can the buildup of algae and other substances damage your cooling tower, it could also pose a serious risk to your health. Stagnant water can lead to the development of legionnaire's disease. This is caused when a person ingests a bacterium called legionella, which causes a severe type of pneumonia that can be fatal. In order to prevent your water from becoming contaminated, you should regularly treat it using anti-foams, bio-dispersants and biocides. These treatments will also help to combat the buildup of sediment and scale within your cooling tower.

Test the water being used in your cooling tower

Just because the water in your cooling tower appears clean to the naked eye, with no apparent buildup of sediment or algae, this does not mean that microbiological organisms are not present. You should carry out regular testing of water samples from your cooling tower. This will help you to confirm that any treatment you are using on the water is effective in suppressing the growth of biological organisms. Testing will also allow you to spot and deal with any problems early on before they begin to pose a serious risk to your cooling tower and your health.

Maintain the water level in your cooling tower

Because cooling towers operate using the process of evaporation, water is constantly being lost in the form of water vapour. This can cause the remaining water to becoming more concentrated, accelerating the rate at which biological organisms grow. You should introduce make-up water into the system on a regular basis to replace the lost water and maintain the correct water level in your cooling tower.

For more information about cooling tower maintenance, contact a cooling tower design company.