“Out of sight, out of mind” is a common phrase that can easily be applied to most closed-loop cooling water systems. Often hiding behind walls or suspended above tiled ceilings, closed chilled water systems are often overlooked by building operators and water treatment vendors alike. However, our experience has shown that overlooking these systems often poses significant risk and liability to all involved. Not to mention, closed-loop water system repair is labor-intense, disruptive to facility operations and very expensive.
Comprehensive management of closed-loop water systems is critical for:
- testing percent glycol, pH, alkalinity, inhibitor levels, and degree of contamination
- treating contamination which may include cleaning/flushing the system
- introducing inhibitors to manage corrosion
- recommending the ideal heat transfer fluid (glycol) for your system
Unmaintained or under-maintained closed-loop systems are surprisingly common and can reduce the lifespan of your equipment by decades. Glycol degradation can cause considerable damage in a period of less than two years.
Fortunately, H-O-H has the expertise and resources to deliver a comprehensive analysis, plus make recommendations for maximizing the longevity of your system, while minimizing expenses & maintenance. Testing is quick and inexpensive (or free) to produce. Should we determine that additional products or services are needed, H-O-H will typically perform these tests without charge. View a sample lab report
In the event your closed-loop system is in less-than-ideal health, we will coordinate with the facility’s engineering and maintenance staff to collectively formulate a program to quickly correct any problems, and prevent any future issues.
Glycol degradation is a serious problem that can be difficult to address once started. With over 45 years in the business of water treatment, H-O-H is uniquely qualified to address even the most complex closed chilled water systems.
To determine, once and for all, the health (or degree of degradation) of your closed-loop system, have an H-O-H expert perform a simple test. An inexpensive, no-commitment visit from an H-O-H professional is one of the best investments you can make to ensure the integrity of your closed-loop infrastructure.
Source: H-O-H Water Technology