“The One Thing” you need to do if you are a cooling tower owner/operator
Whether you are a fan of “Curley” in the movie “City Slickers” or Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book “The One Thing”, you probably appreciate that there is always one really important thing that we should always strive to do no matter what we are talking about. When it comes to cooling towers that “One Thing” is making sure that your cooling tower is inspected frequently and thoroughly by a competent technician using good engineering and safe work practices and then take action based on the results of that inspection. Too often, we see towers that have either been haphazardly inspected or even if a good inspection was performed and deficiencies identified, no remedial action is taken. If these situations are ignored long enough catastrophes will occur. No one wants the call “Wow, the cooling tower just collapsed” but those calls have been made and with the aging infrastructure in this country it is happening more frequently.
Of course, the situation described above is extreme but your equipment could also be negatively affected by a number of other conditions including poor thermal performance, mechanical issues or most importantly, compromised operator safety; all of which can only be identified by a competent inspector. OBR Cooling Towers has the personnel and technical knowledge to not only perform the inspections but also to perform the necessary engineering analysis required to assess the deficient conditions and to recommend a sound engineered approach to remedy any problems found to exist. We can also help you with various economic and technical analyses to help you make sound decisions about your equipment. Just give us a call or click on the link below so we can help you stay on top of your cooling tower’s condition and keep it operating safely and reliably. You might also want to have a look at CTI TP10-19 where you can find important best practices regarding cooling tower inspections.