Meet OSHA Standards With Our Cooling Tower Services
According to The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Technical Manual, all cooling towers should be thoroughly disinfected at a minimum of twice per year.
“Cooling towers should be cleaned and disinfected at least twice a year. Normally this maintenance will be performed before initial start-up at the beginning of the cooling season and after shutdown in the fall.” – The OSHA Technical Manual – Section III: Chapter 7 (Table of contents: V)
Complete Water Solutions can provide cooling tower cleaning and repairs for your industrial facility. From Wisconsin to Illinois, our technicians have hundreds of hours of experience working with water systems. We have the expertise to bring your cooling tower components up to OSHA standards to avoid fines and potential health risks. Here are some important tips when it comes to cleaning your cooling tower:
Complete Water Solutions can improve cooling tower efficiency for better water usage and savings at your industrial plant. Not only will you see greater results, you will meet various EPA and OSHA industry standards for your Midwest state with regular cooling tower filtration services. Keep your staff safe and your facility running with Complete Water Solutions.
Tower Cleaning and Maintenance
The fan housing should be carefully scrubbed and disinfected. This is a common problem area; chemical treatment cannot always prevent bacteria or scale from getting a strong hold in these areas. Vapors from the air cause condensation to form, scale & biological growth can be difficult to remove with traditional on-line treatment programs. Complete Water Solutions will clean and disinfect this area in an effort to prevent the spread of airborne pathogens and minimize the risk of corrosion.
There are many ways to reduce germs and bacteria in your water system. Ultraviolet units are capable of reducing bacteria up to 99.9% for pure water at your industrial facility. The fewer bacteria in your water, the healthier and safer your water will be. Dissolved solids are removed from water, meaning there is less debris to erode or damage pipes.
Cleaning & Sanitizing You Cooling Tower
Basin Cleaning and Maintenance
Tower basins should be cleaned and disinfected as well. These large volume areas are extremely critical as they see a large amount of the cooling water. This area allows water to pool and allows bacteria to grow. This water is also tempered, oxygen rich and provides a great breeding ground for biological activity. Cleaning, disinfecting and adding the proper chemicals to the end or startup of your cooling season will only enhance your overall water treatment program.
Cooling Tower Distribution Pan Cleaning and Maintenance
These areas can sometimes become clogged with debris that is not removed from the system through normal filtration. All distribution pans should be opened and cleaned providing increased water flow. Reduction in flow from clogged distributors can reduce the tower ability to cool water tremendously. Left untreated, this can cause major increases in energy usage.
Efficient and Custom Cleaning of Your Tower Pack Components
Complete Water Solutions innovative cooling tower pack cleaning system has been specially developed to allow the cleaning of cooling tower pack components. This high performance cleaning service is especially useful where it is not practical to remove the tower packing.
Complete Water Solutions cooling tower chemical cleaning service works to create a highly effective, stabilized wet foam that penetrates deep into the tower packing cleaning, descaling and disinfecting as it progresses through the tower. The foam is mildly acidic so as to remove inorganic scales.
Watch Complete Water Solutions wet foam in action during a custom cooling tower cleaning to see what a difference we can make.
Rust Repairs & Linings
If the interior of a cooling tower is leaking, rusting, or corroding, a liner can be installed to terminate corrosion and seal all leaks. They are a unique multi-component epoxy designed to quickly and permanently seal, repair, and restore leaking and corroded towers. Cold water basins, side casing panels, and hot water basins can all be coated to terminate corrosion, stop leaks, and extend the life of your cooling tower.
Leaking cooling towers can damage surrounding areas and roofs and incur excessive water usage and waste. A liner terminates leaking and prevents further rusting in the hot or cold water basins. Complete Water Solutions can provide fast repairs for your industrial water system in the event of leaks or other issues.