Cooling Tower Cleaning

When you decide to clean your cooling towers, its a big project. If you can’t divert the water flow to another cooling tower, you might even have to shutdown production for a day.

"The purpose of a cooling tower is to dissipate the heat of water used in production, and delaying the cleaning might cause unwanted problems with production," shares Mark Lob, AWS Iowa General Manager. (Photo Source: Wiki Commons)

“The purpose of a cooling tower is to dissipate the heat of water used in production, and delaying the cleaning might cause unwanted problems with production,” shares Mark Lob, AWS Iowa General Manager. (Photo Source: Wiki Commons)

If it’s been a while since your cooling towers were cleaned, there’s a good chance of sludge build up in the basin.  It’s also likely that mineral deposits have accumulated and need to be removed.

And you might even be thinking about delaying the cooling tower cleaning until next quarter.  But you also know that this could cause serious odor and equipment problems – leading to production problems, which you want to avoid.

So your challenge is finding a company to remove and dispose the cooling tower sludge, remove the mineral deposits (without damaging equipment and done right the first time), and completed within a limited time frame.

At Advanced Waste Services, we perform routine cooling tower cleaning projects for many manufacturing clients.  3 reasons why clients choose us are Experience, Equipment and Operations, all aimed at reducing costs and keeping the project with deadline.

Experience in Cooling Tower Cleaning

We are experienced in permit required confined space entry – which some clients require for a cooling tower cleaning project This is important because it gives our team the knowledge to avoid injury during dangerous projects.

The risks inside a cooling tower might be high work/leading edge, drowning (residual water), chemical exposure (water treatment chemicals), trip hazards or challenging entry or exit. Additionally the risks from using a high powered, 15,000 psi water blaster create additional safety challenges.

"Three of the greatest dangers inside a cooling tower are drowning, chemical exposure and trip hazards," shares AWS Project Manager Dave Coughlin.

“Three of the greatest dangers inside a cooling tower are drowning, chemical exposure and trip hazards,” shares AWS Indiana Project Manager Dave Coughlin. (Photo source: Wiki Commons)

Equipment Necessary for Cooling Tower Cleaning

We own the equipment necessary to remove cooling tower mineral deposits and sludge.  This includes the high pressure 15K water blaster and the high powered vacuum trucks.  This is important because it gives our team the appropriate experience in using the equipment, which eliminates the likelihood of delays.

"This water blaster produces 15,000 psi, thats more than enough to etch concrete, but exactly what you need to remove mineral deposits in a cooling tower," shares Tom Wender, AWS Pennsylvania General Manager.

“This water blaster produces 15,000 psi, thats more than enough to etch concrete, but exactly what you need to remove mineral deposits in a cooling tower,” shares Tom Wender, AWS Pennsylvania General Manager.

Operations for Reducing Costs of Cooling Tower Cleaning

We own and operate state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facilities that include permitted solidification for sludges and solids.  This is important because it gives us the ability to eliminate excessive solidification costs by extracting as much of the water as possible from the solids and sludges, before solidification, helping to keep costs down for our clients.

"After you clean the cooling tower you have wastewater and sludges mixed together. Instead of disposing together, we separate the water from the sludge and further de-water the sludge until its near dry, which significantly reduces the client's costs," shares Jordan Rice, AWS Wisconsin Wastewater Treatment Technician.

“After you clean the cooling tower you have wastewater and sludges mixed together. Instead of disposing together, we separate the water from the sludge and further de-water the sludge until its near dry, which significantly reduces the client’s costs,” shares Jordan Rice, AWS Wisconsin Wastewater Treatment Technician.

To learn more about Advanced Waste Services cooling tower cleaning visit our website or call us at 800-842-9792.

Advanced Waste Services | 800-842-9792

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