Depending on what type of cooling tower you have, the way you inspect it can vary. Large, multi-cell industrial cooling towers tend to be much more difficult to inspect than small packaged units, and small units tend to be much quicker. Although there is no set-in-stone way of inspecting a cooling tower, there is still a basic set of things that should be taken into consideration. Once you’ve established a foundation for your inspection, you can start to adapt it to your business’ needs.
As the weather warms, it is an important time to “spring” clean your cooling tower. OSHA recommends cleaning your system regularly and twice a year is the best practice. Running a clean system impacts energy efficiency and savings, prolonged equipment life and could control harmful pathogens like Legionella.