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Cooling tower Inspection Guide

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Your complete guide to cooling tower inspections so that you may have a deeper understanding of why inspections are so important. This step by step guide will reveal the process of what happens when a cooling tower inspection is completed, and what to expect afterwards.

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Cooling tower Inspection Guide

  1. 1. Today, our goal is to give you a complete understanding of why cooling tower inspections are so important. You will also learn the step by step process of what happens when an inspection is completed for any of your cooling towers. Today’s Goal:
  2. 2. Items that will be covered: Counter Flow Cooling Tower Inspection Protocols Cross Flow Cooling Tower Inspection Protocols Importance of Preventative Maintenance How to Plan Ahead What to Expect After an Inspection
  3. 3. Now, pay close attention, If you have ever skipped one or more inspections, then you REALLY need to pay close attention... Let’s begin.
  4. 4. Once an inspection is scheduled, Cooling Tower Depot, if the chosen vendor, will complete a thorough inspection of ALL of the following components: COUNTER FLOW Inspection Protocol
  5. 5. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 1 2 Inspect all Cased Walls Check Louvers (if installed)
  6. 6. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 3 4 Check Rain Zone Structure Look at Wind Walls and Partition Walls
  7. 7. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 5 6 Inspect Stairways, Ladders & Safety Cages Look at Distribution Header Piping
  8. 8. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 7 8 Check Handrail System Around Fan Deck Inspect Fan Deck
  9. 9. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 9 10 Look at Fan Stack Check Mechanical Equipment (fan, drive shafts, gearboxes, motors, oil fill, drain lines & vents, and torque tube)
  10. 10. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 11 12 Inspect Drift Eliminators Look at Fan Deck Access Hatches
  11. 11. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 13 14 Check out any Fill Damage Check Upper Plenum Structure (fan deck supports, fan stack hold downs, columns and diagonals)
  12. 12. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 15 16 Check Fill Area (columns, diagonals, and ties) Inspect the Distribution System (nozzles, headers, laterals, and pipe supports)
  13. 13. A crossflow inspection is slightly different than that of a counterflow tower. After your inspection is scheduled, we will complete a thorough inspection of ALL of the following components: CROSSFLOW Inspection Protocol
  14. 14. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 1 2 Inspect all Cased End Walls Check Louvers
  15. 15. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 3 4 Look at Fill Area Structure Check Partition Walls
  16. 16. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 5 6Check Distribution Header Piping Inspect Stairways, Ladders, and Safety Cages
  17. 17. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 8 7Inspect Fan Deck Inspect Handrail System Around Fan Deck
  18. 18. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 9 10 Check Fan Stack Check Mechanical Equipment (fan, drive shafts, gearboxes, motors, oil fill, drain lines & vents, and torque tube)
  19. 19. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 11 12 Hot Water Distribution Basins (Access ladders, nozzles, floor, curbs, partitions, splash boxes, flow control valves, walkways, and short walls) Drift Eliminators, Air Seals, and Drift Eliminator Supports
  20. 20. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 13 Plenum Structure (plenum walkways, columns, diagonals, transverse and longitudinal ties) 14 Distribution Piping (Supports, x-overs)
  21. 21. INSPECTION PROTOCOL STEPS: 15 Fill, Grids, and Fill Supports
  22. 22. Most inspections, counterflow or crossflow, will take between 2 to 4 hours to complete depending on the number of cells and how quickly we may have access.
  23. 23. Photographs will be taken during the inspection process documenting tower deficiencies. Once the inspection is complete, Cooling Tower Depot will issue a detailed report of deficiencies documented, along with a power point presentation of the photos taken. What you get in return:
  24. 24. As always, we love to see our customers, however, the less you see of us the better…
  25. 25. Yearly inspections are just one way to keep your costs down and your tower running at its peak performance…
  26. 26. You must also keep up with your preventative maintenance: Change Oil Check Fan Pitch Repair Damages
  27. 27. Preventative Maintenance is a must and includes: changing the oil in the gearboxes, checking fan pitch, and repairing damaged tower components.
  28. 28. Whether your cooling towers are just a couple years old, 5 years, or 10 years old; every year your up-keep will become more and more demanding without the proper care.
  29. 29. Let us do the worrying for you: Your cooling tower up-keep should be just like your car up-keep. The maker of your vehicle has pre-set the timing of which you need to bring your car in for an inspection. This way your car keeps running at its peak performance and if any issues are spotted, you can plan to take care of those issues… no surprises, and worry free.
  30. 30. CTD will work with you to develop a pre-set inspection plan for your annual and preventative maintenance inspections. This will ensure that deficiencies and repairs occur in a timely manner, and you won’t have to worry about them. So don’t get overwhelmed, we can plan ahead together:
  31. 31. Chat With Our Team: Learn More About Inspections More Questions?
  32. 32. Discover More Resources:
  33. 33. www.coolingtowerdepot.com

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