Cooling towers generally undergo proper water treatment and protection, and the expected life of the cooling tower is between 15 and 20 years.
After years of endless operation, the cooling tower requires more regular repairs or component replacements to maintain its original function. Unfortunately, sometimes it is not even enough to restore the tower to a satisfactory level of operation. In these cases, replacement is ultimately the only option.
Fortunately, there is hope in many cases. This means that eventually you will encounter difficult decisions made by many people...
Should I replace or repair the cooling tower?
To be honest, there is no “do this” in this case, but we can help make the decision here.
According to experience, if the repair cost of the cooling tower reaches 60% of the price of the new equipment, replacing the cooling tower is a more correct way. However, we see that everyone only makes the decision to replace the tower after comparing the final price of the new equipment and the investment required to repair the equipment at that time, while ignoring the hidden costs related to the replacement.
What hidden cost?
Well, when choosing a replacement device, the need
3) Electricity and in many cases
4) The crane cost that needs to be considered. The financial investment in these towers simply exceeds the cost of the tower itself.
This is why it is generally worth spending money to repair the unit. However, there is an exception: if the cold water basin can no longer support the weight of the water, it should be replaced.
But this is the problem: it can be avoided. how?
Tip 1... Invest in a good water treatment system to reduce rust, Tip 2... Take action immediately after seeing the signs of rust beginning. In this particular case, the service team can still deal with the problem by using a leak-proof liquid membrane called a CIM bushing.
In many cases, replacing the filling medium or repairing it here will temporarily improve the function of the equipment, but if you only need to deal with the structural integrity of the tower, the structure will still be unstable, which will affect the operation.
A successful cooling tower repair project on such a scale is actually called cooling tower renovation. It not only deals with the problem of refrigeration capacity, but also the problem of structural integrity, thereby prolonging the service life of the equipment and restoring its function.
No matter what you prefer (if you want to repair or replace), we all advocate the adoption of two steps, and then make the final decision.
First of all, please check the device thoroughly to determine its current status. Ask the professional team to come over and they will check the following:
· Corrosion and deterioration of cooling tower structure and mechanical parts
· Damaged or stacked-scale filling conditions
· Damage to ladders and maintenance channels (including guardrails)
· Piping conditions to prevent possible leakage
· Overall condition of shutters and eliminator
Second, a functional test is performed to assess whether the aging or physical degradation of the device will harm its capacity.
In addition, please consider whether the equipment at that time can withstand the load after thorough repair and rehabilitation. Over time, the building's need for warming and cooling may change for a variety of reasons, thereby increasing the load and capacity required to create a comfortable environment. If the equipment can "get the job done", then cooling tower repair is still an option and is likely to be affordable.
In the end, don't let the small problems in the cooling tower develop, so as not to be irreversible. Let me give you an example: if you have a galvanized tower, you need to consider that the galvanized coating cannot be put back on the tower, and the coating is the reason to prevent the equipment from rusting and make everything worse. Therefore, please try to avoid the problem, rather than try to repair the damaged content.
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