Specify the critical steps for maintaining a cooling tower
Understand the operational importance of properly cleaning and maintaining a cooling tower
Who should attend?
HVAC operation and maintenance personnel, facility operators, commissioning engineers, physical plant operators, plant energy managers, HVAC contractors/technicians, engineering students, energy consultants, anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of large chiller components and operation.
Chillers operating on open cooling towers are significantly more efficient than air cooled chillers or other simpler chiller systems. However, open cooling towers require more maintenance than other systems. Unless cooling towers are properly and regularly cleaned and maintained, the efficiency of the chiller will decline significantly and the added investment in a high efficiency chiller may not produce the expected economic returns. In this webinar, we will review the basics of cooling tower maintenance from daily through annual maintenance, to see what is needed to maintain the efficiency and the life of the cooling tower system.
Overview of cooling towers
Cooling tower maintenance by schedule
Water treatment for cooling towers
Annual cleaning of cooling towers
Cooling tower lay-up
William A. Ryan Ph.D. PE
GTI Consultant, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Master of Energy Engineering Program
University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Ryan is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of the Master of Energy Engineering Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an educational consultant for the Gas Technology Institute. He was previously the Team Leader for Residential/Commercial research for the Gas Research Institute. He holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Ryan is the winner of the 2011 ASHRAE Campbell Award for Achievement in Education. His research has involved absorption heat pumps systems, energy use in the built environment, and combined heat and power systems.
"After a few years of operation, the maintenance of cooling equipment is at least as important to operating efficiency as the initial equipment selection."
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