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Cooling Tower Failures During Summer Operation

Cooling Tower Failures During Summer Operation During summer operation, thermal load on the cooling tower is at, or can even exceed, design capacity.  If the cooling tower motor fails during summer operation, the entire facility will be left without mechanical cooling, leading to swampy, and uninhabitable tenant spaces, or unplanned process disruption.  It is for this reason that every individual responsible for, or relying on, the cooling tower be aware of how and why cooling tower components can fail suddenly during summer operation. Cooling tower fan motors typically have

By |June 4th, 2024|Cooling Towers|

Rental Portable Air Conditioning

Rental Portable Air Conditioning Unexpected equipment failure is costly, frustrating, and unpredictable. When it happens, don't be caught in a panic, the solution is often portable air conditioning. CTM maintains a full-service fleet of 0.75 - 25 ton portable AC units, available for same day service within the GTA. Whether the application be server rooms, data closets, elevator machine rooms, hospitals, events, or even commercial office spaces, portable AC by CTM is your answer to an unexpected emergency cooling failure. Let's have a look at how they work! Air Cooled

By |June 4th, 2024|Air Conditioning|

Cooling Tower Winterization

Cooling Tower Winterization With the winter season fast approaching, it’s imperative that the cooling tower be in an appropriate condition for sub-zero operation.  Prior to every winter season, it’s prudent to check the following areas of your cooling tower: Structure & Seams Basin heater Low water cut out Mechanical assembly Structure & Seams Leaks are unfortunately a common issue with older cooling towers.  After many years of operation, the caulking and sealer material dries out, galvanized steel panels rust and develop pinholes, and spray system joints and distribution nozzles can

By |December 12th, 2023|Cooling Towers|

Why Building Humidification is Important For Your Health

Why Humidification is important to Your Health On average people spend the majority of their time indoors. If we are spending that much time inside a building, we want it to be a space that promotes health and wellness. Recent studies by Dr. Stephanie Taylor and ASHRAE have shown this may not be the case. New building construction is designed to maximize the operating efficiency and minimize costs. Thus, tighter buildings, where there is minimal heat/cooling air loss and minimal fresh air entry. This creates a space with dryer and warmer inside

By |April 8th, 2021|Humidification|

Emergency Spot Cooling – Summer Is Coming

Emergency Spot Cooling – Summer Is Coming If you are considering a portable A/C unit for residential or a small room or pup tent, the units on sale at your local home renovation warehouse for $750 are good little machines. They install easily, require 110v residential service, and often do not require a condensate pump because they don’t produce enough condensate to require mechanical pumping. The drawback to these units is that they are also almost impossible to service, extremely prone to breakdown, and are not designed for commercial use. Commercial spaces

By |April 8th, 2021|Air Conditioning|

Minimizing Your Cooling Tower’s Environmental Impact

Minimizing Your Cooling Tower’s Environmental Impact Minimizing the environmental impact of your cooling tower is very simple…Preventative Maintenance! Regularly scheduled maintenance is the first priority to ensure your system is running on design. When your system is dirty or not working properly there are both financial and environmental costs. RUNNING ON DESIGN: Minimizes Water Usage and Chemical Costs Helps to control bacterial growth Reduces Energy Use - For every 1% rise in return water temperature to the chiller = 1.2% rise in operating kW of chiller As an operator what can you

By |April 8th, 2021|Cooling Towers|
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