Cooling Tower Efficiency Leads To Other Efficiencies

How does increased efficiency in a cooling tower lead to increased efficiency elsewhere? As mentioned before, as water efficiency increases, less blowdown is required.  As a result, less chemical is used which results in both economic and environmental benefits. In many cases, a sewer credit is available and reducing the blowdown increases cost savings. If a system has significant scale …

How To Track And Measure Cooling Tower Efficiency Improvements

Once you’ve identified areas for improvement, how can you best track and measure the affect of the changes you’ve made? The oft-repeated adage is true: You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This means monitoring the makeup and conductivity of the blowdown (aka “bleed”) volumes with water meters and calculating cycles of concentration with conductivity meters. Ideally, these metrics can …

The First Step In Evaluating Cooling Tower Efficiency

What’s the first step in evaluating your cooling towers for possible inefficiencies? There are two things that need to be understood in order to identify opportunities for improving cooling tower efficiency. Those two things are the quality of the makeup water and the current cycles of concentration (COC). The primary indicator of cooling tower efficiency, with regard to water conservation, …