Cooling Tower Parts, Cooling Tower Repair Comments (0)
Cooling towers are used in a variety of industrial facilities as a structure that effectively transports waste heat. In many types of manufacturing operations, heat is created – and the excess heat must be dissipated safely. There are different types of cooling towers, and each one operates slightly differently. Because each one is slightly different, both in design and in structural components, understanding the proper maintenance requirements for each cooling tower is essential to maintaining successful operation. At AmertechTowerServices, we can help educate our clients on the proper maintenance requirements as well as provide on-site assistance with these maintenance tasks.
When it comes to crossflow cooling towers, the direction of the air flow runs across the falling water horizontally, limiting resistance and reducing fan horsepower. In other words, the crossflow design enables the waste heat to dissipate without the tower’s components having to work quite as hard.
A crossflow tower typically introduces the heat into water, which flows in from decks situated at the top of the tower’s structure. This hot water then falls over the cooling tower fill material situated within the tower. As this hot water falls downward and across the fill, the air flows in from the sides across the falling water. Once the water reaches the bottom, it is cooled and can be used to start the process over again.
Maintaining a well-functioning crossflow cooling tower involves keeping track of the inner components and monitoring the wear and tear over time. The fill material will need to be inspected periodically to ensure that no damage or deterioration has occurred. The mechanical components, such as the fans, gears and drive shafts will also need to be carefully inspected to ensure the proper speed, torque and power is being used. To maintain worker safety, the hot water deck access walkways and ladders will also need to be inspected for damage, cracks and structural weaknesses. These are some of the main operational points that will need regular preventive maintenance; however, cooling towers involve many different parts that may need more attention.
AmertechTowerServices is pleased to provide comprehensive cooling tower maintenance and repair services. In addition to offering repairs and maintenance services, Amertech can also handle replacement parts and installation at reasonable prices. Most recently, Amertech has been replacing wood stair access decks with new fiberglass cooling tower stairs. These are high-quality, durable structures that have proven to be a wise investment for several of our clients. Additionally, Amertech offers fill changeout and gearbox rebuilds – two fairly common maintenance requirements for keeping your cooling tower at its optimal functionality.
For more information on AmertechTowerServices, don’t hesitate to contact us. To have a look at our available cooling tower parts, head on over to our online store. New pricing is now available – call 732-389-2200 for the most up-to-date prices.
Cooling Tower Drift Eliminators Comments (0)
Keeping your cooling tower components in good condition is essential to the overall performance of your facility. Naturally, these components will suffer wear and tear over extended periods of use, but knowing when to repair or replace these items can save your facility time and money.
When it comes to drift eliminators, which are critical components for any cooling tower and help keep drift off of any adjacent property structures, maintaining their proper functionality can…
- Reduce the amount of make up water needed
- Extend the life of the fan blades
- Extend the life of other mechanical equipment exposed to the air stream
Drift eliminators can become damaged from any number of things. The most common causes of deterioration include algae, moss, slime, mud accumulation and scale. Sometimes, objects on the drift eliminator such as boards and work platforms, can cause the restriction of airflow. Additionally, missing portions of the drift eliminator can lead to increased drift, uneven airflow patterns and an overall loss of cooling tower performance.
Here is a partial list of the drift eliminator brands we can supply:
- Marley Cooling Tower
- CE Sheperd
- Tower Components
For a complete list of available brands, contact us directly at 732-389-2200.
If your facility could use help in the repair, replacement or maintenance of drift eliminators, please don’t hesitate to contact AmertechTowerServices. We provide a full range of cooling tower drift eliminator repairs and maintenance on a contracted basis. No matter what kind of drift eliminator or cooling tower OEM your company has, AmertechTowerServices can provide the assistance you need to keep your facility running smoothly.
We invite you to browse our selection of Cooling Tower Drift Eliminators online today.
Cooling Tower Fill Comments (0)
One of the most common cooling tower maintenance tasks is replacing the fill. This is essential for keeping the cooling tower running efficiently and at optimal performance. Knowing when to replace the fill is important, as waiting until the fill becomes completely non-functioning can cost your facility time and money by holding up production.
Depending on the type of fill, there are a few key things to look for when determining whether or not it should be replaced. For film fill, checking for holes or brittle and/or clogged packs within the fill is crucial. Holes in the fill are telltale signs of broken or missing nozzles. Holes could also indicate cracked and separated lateral piping.
For splash fill, checking for deterioration and missing or broken splash bars is the best way to evaluate the fill’s condition. The position of the splash fill should also be inspected regularly. Splash fill must remain level and in the proper position to function properly.
Occasionally, damage from ice will occur on the fill slats near the perimeter. These damaged slats need to be repaired or repositioned in order to maintain proper performance.
While this may seem like a lot of work, the good news is AmertechTowerServices offers services for complete or partial fill replacement in cooling towers for a wide range of industrial facilities.
Earlier this year, we completed a major cooling tower fill and drift eliminator replacement project for a large cogeneration company in the southeast (See: Cooling Tower Parts for Cogeneration Company). We were able to complete this cooling tower maintenance project safely, efficiently and on time. We have also recently had the opportunity to work with a leading waste-to-energy company and a major pulp and paper company.
If you’d like to learn how AmertechTowerServices can help your facility, please call 732-389-2200.
Cooling Tower Parts Comments (0)
In today’s tough economic times, the manufacturing, packaging and processing industries are doing what they can to keep production costs low. When an important mechanical component starts to lose its functionality or if it breaks, replacing the part can sometimes be costly and time consuming. But with AmertechTowerServices, you may be able to find a more affordable alternative.
AmertechTowerServices can often find replacements for OEM parts at a significantly lower cost without having to sacrifice quality. By selecting one of our alternate replacement brands, your facility could save a considerable amount of money on the needed replacement. But are these parts just as good as the original brand? Absolutely. The products we offer at AmertechTowerServices are safe, reliable and just as functional as the OEM part you’re replacing.
For example, Amertech offers a complete selection of Amarillo A Series Gearbox models, which may be used as a drop in replacement for Marley Cooling Tower Gearbox models. The Amarillo line is just as effective and reliable as the Marley, but available at a much lower cost.
In addition to Marley and Amarillo, we also offer other select brands such as Hudson, Addax and Sumitomo. You can browse our selection online or give us a call at 732-389-2200 to learn more about these brands and the available parts. In addition to our customer service line, you can also utilize our live chat feature during regular business hours.
Please note that our online parts list only represents a partial selection of the OEM spare and replacement parts we carry. If you don’t see what you need listed on the Parts site (parts.amertechtower.com), don’t hesitate to contact us: 732-389-2200
We are also proud to offer cooling tower gearbox repair services and rebuilds. These may be a more cost effective solution than buying a brand new gearbox. If you’d like to get pricing on these services, feel free to contact us today to crunch the numbers and see what makes the most sense for your situation.
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Cooling Tower Repair, Cooling Tower Services Comments (1)
Cooling towers are instrumental in the safe and efficient processing of waste heat. Without them, the many factories and industrial manufacturing facilities that our economy relies on would not be able to properly perform. In order to keep these cooling towers in operation, they must be routinely inspected for any flaws and defects. AmertechTowerServices performs structural repairs and complete rebuilds for cooling towers to help keep a variety of industries running, from power generation to pulp and paper, waste-to-energy, and more.
Our structural repairs range from replacement of a few members to complete cooling tower rebuilds in existing basins. Depending on your facility’s existing materials, the production needs of the operation, and your company’s budget, we at AmertechTowerServices can offer a valuable solution to your cooling tower structural repairs. Many cooling towers and their structures are comprised of wood material, which can be subject to deterioration, decay, cracks and fractures. Our in-house, skilled technicians can inspect your facility’s cooling tower to determine exactly which areas need repair, if anything needs replacing or whether the entire system needs to be rebuilt.
One popular solution to damaged wood structures is to replace the wood in cooling towers with a more resistant material such as fiberglass. AmertechTowerServices has experience in completing wood to fiberglass transformations for cooling towers, which is becoming more common in the modern industrial world. With the advanced development of fiberglass shapes that match their wood counterparts, we can effectively replace members without having to rely on engineered splice blocks, which can be costly.
Aside from the financial benefits of using fiberglass to rebuild or repair a cooling tower structure, clients can also benefit from the durability and resistance that fiberglass provides. Fiberglass members have a much longer life span than wood and are immune to chemical attack and rot. Also, choosing to use fiberglass over wood means you will safely eliminate the possibility of leeching wood preservative treatment into the water supply.
See our selection of Fiberglass Structure and Decking
To learn more about Amertech Tower Services and how we can repair or replace structural components in your facility’s cooling tower, please call 732-389-2200. You can also send us any questions you may have through our online contact form.