4 COMMON PROBLEMS OF COOLING TOWER AND CHILLER
Cooling tower and chiller are integral parts of today’s business and production environment. However, during operation, this system often encounters many problems related to the water used and the operation of the equipment. Therefore, this article is intended to help readers better understand common cooling and cooling system problems and solutions to minimize damage and optimize performance.
What is a cooling system?
Cooling tower and chiller are important parts of most modern buildings such as buildings, factories, factories, commercial centers, etc. This system is designed to control the temperature inside the buildings. works, helping to maintain and optimize working and production conditions.
Cooling tower and chiller typically consist of many components, including radiators, blowers, water pipes, and many other accessories. The main function of the cooling system is to remove heat from the equipment or workplace by using a radiator to absorb the heat and conduct it away from the equipment, or workplace. The main function of the cooling system is to remove heat from the radiator from the system by using a blower to blow cold air into the system and cool it.
However, maintaining and operating the cooling system is not a simple task. System water can gradually accumulate impurities, microorganisms and algae, leading to problems in the cooling and cooling system such as scale, corrosion, microbial growth, and dirt build-up. . These problems can cause damage such as reduced cooling efficiency, increased water use and energy consumption, increased operating and maintenance costs, and reduced system life.
4 common problems of Cooling tower and chiller
1. Scales in the Cooling tower and chiller
Scale in the Cooling tower and chiller is the accumulation of dirt, mineral salts and other impurities on the surface of the system, making it difficult for water to circulate and reducing cooling efficiency. of the system.
There are many causes of scale, including:
- Inorganic substances clinging to the surface, inside of the tower, or the heatsinks
- Acids cause metal oxidation or metal corrosion
- Bases precipitate in water and adhere to heatsinks and pipes.
- In addition, the accumulation of scale is enhanced by the presence of microorganisms, algae and algae.
Consequences: Scale can increase operating costs, reduce system life and reduce cooling efficiency, and even clog pipes. If left untreated, scale can cause more serious problems, including damage to system components and complete failure of the cooling system.
Measures: Use specialized chemicals to remove scale or optimize cooling to minimize scale build-up. Good control of water quality used for Cooling tower and chiller is also an effective method to reduce scale in the system.
2. Corrosion in Cooling tower and chiller
Corrosion in Cooling tower and chiller is also a thorny problem. Corrosion damage can reduce heat transfer efficiency, cause water leaks and possibly cause accidents.
The main cause of corrosion is untreated feed water. The presence of corrosive substances such as CO2 and Oxygen will cause long-term contact materials to be affected. In addition, the use of inferior materials also increases the risk of corrosion in the system. In addition, microorganisms and algae that exist in cooling and cooling equipment also contribute to system corrosion.
Corrosion can cause the following consequences:
- Reduced cooling efficiency of the cooling system
- Damage to equipment and components in the system, increasing repair or replacement costs
- If corrosion is severe, it can cause water leakage, causing water loss, thereby increasing water and electricity costs.
There are many ways to overcome corrosion in Cooling tower and chiller such as:
- Use high quality materials to minimize the possibility of corrosion
- Use specialized anti-corrosion chemicals
- Using chemicals to inhibit the growth of algae and microorganisms in the cooling system
- Use galvanizing or powder coating to protect metal surfaces from corrosion
3. Microorganisms, algae in the cooling and cooling system
Microbial and algae growth in cooling systems is a common problem and needs to be addressed properly to ensure system performance.
The main cause of this problem is the existence of nutrients present in the water, or water with a low pH. The cooling system is not cleaned regularly is also the cause of this condition.
The growth of algae and microorganisms in the cooling system reduces the heat transfer efficiency of the system, or causes corrosion to the equipment surfaces. Algae and microorganism growth also clog pipes, reducing the flow of water circulating in the system.
To fix this problem, there are several solutions as follows:
Adjust the pH of the cooling water to prevent microbial growth.
Use chemicals to prevent the growth of algae and microorganisms in the cooling system.
Clean the cooling system regularly to remove algae and microorganisms.
Improve the design of the cooling system to prevent the growth of algae and microorganisms.
4. Accumulation of dirt in the cooling and cooling system
Accumulation of dirt in the cooling system is a common problem during the operation of cooling and cooling equipment. This problem is mainly caused by dirt, dust, sand and other small particles in the water being deposited on the surface of the radiators, pipes and other equipment in the cooling system.
The consequences of dirt build-up in the cooling system are reduced system performance, increased operating and maintenance costs, and can lead to serious damage and breakdowns in the cooling system.
To overcome the problem of accumulation of dirt in the cooling system, it is necessary to take measures such as regularly cleaning and cleaning the equipment in the system, using anti-accumulation products to prevent the formation of dirt. contaminants and periodically maintain equipment to minimize dirt build-up. In addition, it is necessary to control the water quality and optimize the water treatment process to minimize the source of contaminants and keep the cooling system in good working order.
Water treatment company for Cooling tower and chiller
Long Truong Vu Company provides water treatment services for Cooling tower and chiller with the goal of bringing flexibility, speed and convenience to customers.
Packages of water quality control solutions are deployed to help businesses:
- Identify system performance trends quickly
- Capture system status anywhere, anytime
- Easily assess the quality of service providers
With the development of technology, the work of controlling water quality for the cooling system is also more optimized. With Long Truong Vu’s online control solution, businesses can:
- Always maintain water quality within control limits
- Effectively control problems affecting Cooling tower and chiller
- Monitor continuously 24/24 and receive warnings related to water quality
- Quick and simple processing on the computer
As such, there are many common cooling and cooling system problems that need to be addressed, including: scale, corrosion, algae and microbial growth, and dirt build-up. These problems not only affect cooling efficiency but also increase maintenance costs. To solve, please contact us via HOTLINE: 0914 711 499. Long Truong Vu is a company specializing in providing water treatment services to ensure water quality and cooling system performance.