Issues such as corrosion, scale, and bacteria and micro-organisms must be addressed for proper water treatment.

By Robert J. Cunningham, PE, Arthur Freedman Associates, February 26, 2018 For FacilitiesNet magazine.

Open and closed cooling systems employ recirculating cooling water as the heat transfer media. What is so complicated about that? Plenty. Effective water treatment is essential to keeping the system operating properly. Failure to perform all of these steps properly with good follow-through will condemn the system to high operating costs (water and electrical); premature corrosion damage and failure; high unscheduled outages; high repair or replacement costs; potential environmental and health risks; and more often than not, costs of litigation.

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