South Jersey Commercial Cooling Tower Treatment

South Jersey commercial cooling tower treatment

  • Cooling towers play an important role in commercial settings. They provide cold storage for food processing, cool molds for plastics manufacturing, maintain comfortable temperatures for various establishments and fulfill many other applications.At Chardon Laboratories, we perform customized cooling tower water treatments in New Jersey and surrounding areas. We'll help you create a chemical treatment plan to protect your cooling tower from biological growth, mineral buildup, white rust formation and other common contaminants.In turn, you can enjoy the benefits of improved efficiency, energy conservation and lower operating costs. If your facility in South Jersey needs reliable cooling tower maintenance, explore the different services we offer in this guide.

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Commercial Bacterial Growth Treatment

Algae, fungi and bacteria often thrive in humid environments. Without regular treatment and maintenance, cooling towers can be a breeding ground for these harmful contaminants.

Legionella frequently develops in water systems like cooling towers, sink and shower faucets, ice machines, hot tubs and ornamental fountains. When inhaling air droplets ridden with this bacteria, you can contract a type of pneumonia called Legionnaire's disease.

The following factors can stimulate Legionella growth:

  • Stagnation
  • pH between 5 and 8.5
  • Temperatures between 68 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Sediment promoting commensal microflora growth
  • Micro-organisms like flavobacteria, algae and Pseudomonas

Furthermore, bacteria can reduce water system efficiency over time, setting back your operations significantly. Biological growth can also lead to biofilm formation. Biofilm creates a boundary between the water and metal in cooling towers, which can cause issues like corrosion, heat transfer difficulties and fluid flow interruptions.

When left to multiply, biofilm can produce complex communities of multicellular organisms, such as roundworms and rotifers.


    How Chardon Can Help Control Bacteria in Cooling Towers

    We start by collecting water samples from your cooling tower, then formulating a chemical treatment plan based on these outcomes. After flushing and refilling your tower with pure water, you can maintain cleanliness with ongoing chemical treatment.

    To help prevent and control Legionella growth in your cooling tower as much as possible, we follow Standard 188 protocols established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). After testing your process water for Legionella presence or risk factors, we can help your facility implement an effective water management plan.

    We'll validate and document each step along the way, making adjustments as needed for the best possible outcomes. It's important to reduce potentially severe outbreaks, especially in high-risk environments like hospitals and health care facilities. Choose a trusted partner like Chardon to help control and prevent bacterial growth in your cooling tower system.

    Commercial Corrosion Treatment

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    Corrosion can arise from numerous sources. However, it's commonly due to a chemical reaction in a water system's surrounding metal, water or air. Other sources are scale that traps corrosive sodium against the metal and highly acidic water.

    Corrosion can cause the materials to wear away over time, forming pits in the metal and diminishing the inner mechanisms. When a cooling tower is left full of water and untreated, corrosion can damage components like tube sheets, chiller end bells and condenser water pipes. It can cause problems like pitting, mill scale and equipment failure.

    Mill scale can accumulate and flake off, forming rust chips in tower distribution pans. These rust chips can lead to pan overflow, which causes excessive water usage, reduced cycles of concentration (COC) and accelerated corrosion rates.

    Besides harboring Legionella and other potentially harmful species, biofilm can cause corrosive issues like pipe leaks, clogging, water discoloration and high concentrations of copper, lead and iron.

    If corrosion progresses and pipe walls become too thin, replacing them is the only solution. Removing the biofilms responsible for corrosion can help you avoid the cost and hassle of pipe replacements.

    How Chardon Minimizes Corrosion in Cooling Tower Systems

    As you can likely imagine, corrosion raises a cooling tower's operating costs, reduces its performance and ultimately shortens its service life. To prevent corrosion-related issues from compromising your cooling tower system, it's important to consult a reliable water treatment provider like Chardon.

    We use a variety of corrosion prevention chemicals for cooling towers. These chemicals contain multiple variations of polymers and phosphonates, which help prevent dissolved solids in the water from causing corrosion.

    Corrosion progresses with higher water conductivity levels. We can help you create an epoxy barrier for your cooling tower, protecting surfaces with corrosion inhibitors and managing pH levels. Chardon is your solution for keeping unwanted corrosion at bay.

    Commercial Scaling Treatment

    Scale is a deposit containing materials like silica, iron and calcium. It occurs when these impurities precipitate out of the water, then concentrate and harden onto heat transfer surfaces.

    This mineral buildup can cause various issues within your cooling system, such as reduced efficiency and heat transfer. Scale can also slough off the sides and disrupt water flow in tubes, which can cause them to warp, overheat or rupture.

    Scaling prevention is achieved through processes like chemical monitoring, conductivity inspection and blowdown bleeding, the process of flushing blowdown water that has recirculated in the cooling tower.

    How Chardon Helps Reduce Scaling in Cooling Towers & Steam Boilers

    Chardon uses a full line of cooling tower inhibitor products, including scale inhibitors. We design each product to treat specific conditions that cause contamination. For example, some of our products contain hard, alkaline-based water to remove scale from cooling towers, while others use soft water with low total dissolved solids (TDS) for corrosion prevention.

    Our water treatment experts can select and apply the proper chemicals for your cooling tower maintenance needs. We can help you determine which chemicals will most benefit your water system, then apply them with professional care and expertise. We can use one or multiple chemicals, depending on your system's requirements.

    Our scale prevention chemical contains a phosphate blend to prevent scale formation in water systems. We also use antifoaming agents, molybdate tracers, extra dispersing polymers and sludge conditioners to prevent chemical overfeeding.

    You can trust Chardon to minimize corrosion in your cooling tower with high-quality equipment, specialized chemicals and extensive field knowledge.

    Contact Chardon Labs for Cooling Tower Services Today

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    When you choose Chardon Labs for cooling tower water treatment, you'll receive customized services at a guaranteed annual price. Through our full line of inhibitors for scale, corrosion, white rust and microbiological growth, we can tailor a chemical water treatment plan to meet your facility's needs and expectations.

    Addressing these issues can help keep your cooling tower running smoothly, reduce its operating costs, extend its usage and preserve energy. Our technicians are certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and we have nearly 60 years of expertise in the water treatment industry.

    Servicing South New Jersey and surrounding areas, we are your source for quality and cost-effective water treatment solutions. Contact a Chardon water expert for more information about our cooling tower services!

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