You would think that a closed loop system would never need to be serviced, cleaned, or treated. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Closed loop water cooling systems go through massive changes in temperature, which can lead to gasses bubbling out of the solution. Closed systems are also prone to corrosion and bacterial buildup – both of which can destroy the entire system for your Atlanta business.
What Is a Closed Loop Water Cooling System?
Used for cooling down heat-producing mechanical processes, closed loop water cooling systems are a critical component of your business’s machinery. This system ensures that there are no overheating issues or melting of components due to a buildup of heat. A compromised cooling system is not an issue to mess around with – maintain your system properly and treat it whenever necessary.
How Often Does This System Need to Be Treated?
The answer to this question depends entirely on the water currently in the system, as well as the age and type of piping that the water runs through. If you’ve been using the same water for years and have had no issue, you still need to keep an eye on your system. A problem can crop up at any time; it’s best to perform a yearly check and service call with a qualified expert. If we notice any issues, we will let you know the best course of action.
There are a few different treatment options for your system, depending on what problems are uncovered:
- Sodium nitrite treatment solutions to prevent corrosion
- This treatment should not be used if you already are fighting bacterial colonization
- Many different polymer treatments to prevent scaling and minimize corrosion
- Sodium molybdate is an effective treatment for sytems prone to oxygen pitting
What Happens if I Don’t Maintain My System?
As mentioned briefly above, a poorly maintained cooling system can be very dangerous and detrimental to many of your mechanical processes. Excess heat can cause pressure buildup, melting of non-metal components, facilitate bacterial growth, and much more. pH issues can lead to corrosion of piping, scale buildup, and many other issues.
If your cooling system becomes saturated with bacteria, it’s often more effective to replace the whole collection of pipes and the water within them. This can be costly and will result in significant down time for your Atlanta business.
The following issues may come up if you don’t properly maintain your system:
- Bacterial buildup and biofilms
- Oxygen pitting
- Pipe corrosion
- Scale formation
- Freezing inside the pipes
- Foul-smelling water
Closed Loop Water Cooling System Maintenance in Atlanta
Maintenance and treatment of your cooling system are imperative; don’t forget to schedule yearly service calls to maintain the function and efficiency of your entire operation here in Atlanta.
Need to schedule a treatment service call for your business? Reach out to us at Hydroserve today!