Fall, cooling tower shutdown !
When fall arrives, it is the appropriate time to close down your cooling tower systems. When doing so, a number of steps need to be taken into careful consideration, such as the cleaning of your cooling tower and the administration of a winterizing treatment.
Magnus has an experienced team of technicians at your disposal to take charge of the inspection and cleaning of your cooling tower.
During winter, open systems with non-functioning piping must be drained to avoid breakage due to ice expansion. During these relatively long periods, metallic surfaces are exposed to ambient humidity and corrode in a drastic fashion.
As such Magnus offers a complete program to close down your cooling tower in the best possible conditions.
If you want to start the winter period care free and with peace of mind, call us now to reserve your maintenance !
Spring, cooling tower start-up !
When spring arrives, it is the appropriate time to re-start your cooling tower systems. When doing so, a number of steps need to be taken into careful consideration:
- Cleaning of your cooling tower before start up
- Preventive disinfection measures
- Maintenance and calibration of equipment
- Water sampling for legionella detection.
Magnus has an experienced team of technicians at your disposal to take charge of the inspection and cleaning of your cooling tower: general conditions will be evaluated; cleaning of hot and cold water basin will be taken care of. Sprinklers and drift eliminators will also be cleaned and so much more.
A preventive disinfection procedure will be advised with an effective biodispersant so your system will start without any lingering bacteria present.
Magnus will also take a water sample to test for the presence of the legionella bacteria. Magnus offers in-house laboratory analysis by two means: method by growth on culture medium and DNA based method.
As such Magnus offers a complete program to start up your cooling tower in the best possible conditions.
If you want to start the summer period care free and with peace of mind, call us now to reserve your maintenance !
Cooling towers, season at risk
The summer period is usually related to the outbreak of legionnaire's disease. For facilities serving the public and industries, cooling towers are often identified as the cause of this problem. Favorable conditions for the rapid growth of Legionella pneumophila are especially hot temperatures. A slight modification of some parameters, such as a rise in water temperature, a few degrees can lead to uncontrolled proliferation of this pathogen and cause illness.
Monitoring the water quality of your installation by looking for the Legionella pneumophila bacterium is essential for assessing the potential risk of your cooling tower. Fast and accurate analysis of water and biofilm in your installation are available to help the implementation of efficient measures to improve the bacteria proliferation control. To prevent further risk, the Canadian's Revenue Agency believes that the cost of screening for Legionella bacteria can be a deductible expense from income taxes. This expense is allowed because of the risks for your employees and your visitors' health.