By Prasad Kalakodimi, Director, Cooling Water Technology, and Brad Buecker, Senior Technical Publicist
Much has been written about protection against corrosion, deposition, and microbiological fouling in large power and industrial cooling towers and cooling water systems. However, the hundreds of thousands of moderately sized cooling water systems that supply other industrial and commercial facilities are sometimes overlooked. This article examines several key aspects for optimizing cooling system performance and reliability. Readers can find additional information by investigating the Cooling Technology Institute (www.cti.org), whose annual conference, committee meetings, and library are excellent resources.
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