Cooling tower operators face a unique challenge: prioritising safety from bacterial infections while reducing operating costs.
One of the most significant risks they face is biofilm build up on condenser plates and cooling tower packs, which can act as an insulating layer, slowing heat transfer, reducing water flow, and increasing pumping costs.
Biofilm can harbour dangerous legionella bacteria living alongside scale, pseudomonas, and other harmful bacteria in a slimy layer found on plate surfaces and pipework.
Biofilm build up also poses a threat to asset integrity. Bacteria at the base layer of the film can create an anaerobic, corrosive environment and feed from plastic and metal structures, passing on nutrients to other nearby bacteria. This phenomenon, called biocorrosion, regularly leads to packing collapses and poor water flow throughout the tower, requiring expensive and disruptive pack changes and increased energy costs to pump water around the tower.
Scotmas’ Chlorine Dioxide solutions for cooling towers offer a unique opportunity for operators to save costs while protecting the environment.
Our online, fully automatic dosing systems add a controlled amount of chlorine dioxide sufficient to remove biofilm, keeping heat transfer surfaces clean and free of biofilm. This reduces frictional losses, pumping costs, and significant improvements in ∆T.
Scotmas Chlorine Dioxide solutions can be used in the smallest forced draft towers and wet chillers, typically used in the injection moulding and plastics extrusion industry, through to the most significant industrial cooling networks, such as those found in power stations and petrochemical refineries.
When applied as part of a program of cooling tower maintenance by your water treatment professional, our Chlorine Dioxide solutions minimise risks, ensuring safety and cost savings for cooling tower operators.
If you’re a cooling tower operator looking for cost-effective and safe solutions to protect your assets from bacterial infections and reduce operating costs, consider Scotmas’ Chlorine Dioxide solutions.
Our fully automatic dosing systems, from small-scale operations to large industrial cooling networks, can be tailored to meet your needs. Contact our team of experts today to learn more about our solutions and how they can benefit your operation.