Tips To Keep Your Industrial Cooling Tower In Good Shape

18 June 2020
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


If you run any kind of industrial machinery or equipment, you may use one or more cooling tower products in order to keep your heavy equipment at a safe temperature while in operation. Industrial equipment that runs hot can have its lifespan shortened if proper cooling is not provided. But your cooling towers can also have different lifespans and require regular maintenance and care if you want the towers to continue doing their job well now and in the future. Here are some tips to help keep your industrial cooling towers in good shape.

Keep an Eye on the Water Level

A cooling tower obviously uses water to keep heat at bay. This water can evaporate over time and your cooling tower may occasionally need to be topped off with a fresh supply. You'll also want a professional to conduct a regular inspection and ensure that the water is moving as it should throughout the entire system. If your cooling tower's water supply is not acting as it should, you won't be able to cool your industrial equipment as efficiently as you would like. In particular, you'll want to watch out for scaling that can develop inside the cooling tower's pipes. Too much scaling will restrict water flow and that's a problem.

Keep an Eye on Lubrication

As the owner of industrial equipment, you are probably used to re-lubricating moving parts of your machinery in order to reduce wear and tear. Some of your internal cooling tower parts also require lubrication, such as the parts that turn the internal fans. Ignore these parts for too long and you may suddenly have a repair on your hands. You'll then be unable to use your industrial equipment until your cooling tower is fixed and back in operation. Assuming you regularly re-lubricate your industrial machinery on a regular basis, make sure the cooling towers also get added to the list.

Be Aware of Vibrations

When a cooling tower is in operation and the motor is turning the fan and the water is circulating, it's common for vibrations to jolt the tower. Over time, these vibrations could cause various bolts and other parts to become loose. If an important nut or bolt is shaken loose, it could shut down the system or cause damage to other parts. A seasoned professional can inspect all internal cooling tower parts and either re-fasten or replace them as needed.

Contact a supplier of cooling tower parts today if it's time for a replacement