Starting Up Cooling Tower Systems


Apr 04, 2016 Leave a comment

How Should You Start Cooling Tower Systems?   Why can’t we just fill up the tower and start the chiller? All the debris in the tower from the previous season could be washed into the strainers and cause major pump problems. Each tower that is shut down for the winter season should be thoroughly cleaned […]

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How Caustic Gouging Impacts Your Steam Boiler


Mar 02, 2016 Leave a comment

What Is Caustic Gouging? The metallurgy in steam boilers today is very different from the past. Metallurgists have learned a great deal of information from boiler tube failures. New stronger materials have provided more corrosion resistance than ever before, although even the best metallugy cannot compensate for all the possible failures. In most cases, failures […]

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Legionella and Cooling Towers


Feb 26, 2016 , , Leave a comment

The Hard Truth about Legionella Control Water safety issues are grabbing the headlines in recent months.  The deaths reported from Legionnaires disease are particularly disturbing.  Knowing that the transmission of this illness is sometimes attributed to cooling towers, we are doing our best to educate our customers. New York State is the first state to […]

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How To Identify & Deal With Sulfate Reducing Bacteria


Feb 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Identifying And Dealing With Sulfate Reducing Bacteria What is SRB?: SRB stands for Sulfate Reducing Bacteria. SRB is one of many common soil bacteria species that populate our world and perform a valuable ecological role in the environment. SRB lives throughout our ecosystem and can be found in almost any puddle or natural body of […]

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Temporary Water Hardness & Alkalinity For Your System


Feb 17, 2016 Leave a comment

What is Temporary Water Hardness? First of all, it is important to realize that temporary hardness has little to do with metal ions such as calcium. Strictly speaking, hardness refers to the concentration of calcium and magnesium ions in water. We have traditionally thought only of total and calcium hardness, but there two other ways […]

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Proper Boiler Blowdown Procedure


Feb 09, 2016 Leave a comment

Why You Need To Blow Down Your Boiler Over time, the concentration of dissolved solids from the make-up water increases in the boiler as pure water is removed as steam. Water is drained, or blown down, from the boiler periodically to maintain a consistent number of cycles of concentration. This process is essential to the […]

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The Basics of Aluminum Corrosion


Feb 01, 2016 Leave a comment

  The Basics of Aluminum Corrosion Discovered in 1827 by Friedrich Wöhler, aluminum, though the most common metal on earth, is always found tightly locked in compounds. Efforts to use electrolysis to reduce it failed repeatedly, and for years it remained an exotic metal used in jewelry and for such special purposes as capping the […]

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Legionella Testing & Prevention Regulations


Jan 19, 2016 , , , Leave a comment

Is Legionnaire’s Disease Deadly?   U.S. Senator for New York, Charles Schumer, took action in developing a plan to help prevent future Legionnaires’ disease cases from popping up in Upstate New York. As a result of this deadly disease claiming the lives of more than a dozen New Yorkers, Senator Schumer is pushing to increase federal funding […]

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Bag Filters for Closed Loop Water Systems


Jan 11, 2016 Leave a comment

What is a Bag Filter? What does it do?: A Bag Filter removes iron and other particulate matter from closed loop system water. Chardon supplies a model called the Filter Feeder which serves as both a 5 micron filter and a shot feeder. This one convenient apparatus allows water treatment products to be easily added […]

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New Legislation on Legionella Prevention


Dec 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Chicago, IL – What is Legionnaire’s Disease?   Cooling towers are often cited as sources for the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s Disease.  The risks are very real and it is well worth taking steps to protect your employees, customers and tenants from this potentially fatal species.   How Can You Prevent Legionella?     While […]

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