ISSUE: This client asked FlowMatrix for a site inspection because their cooling tower in Sydney wasn’t cooling, and was losing a lot of water.
FINDINGS: It was clear the access hatch hadn’t been removed regularly to inspect inside. We opened the hatch to find the water distribution arm broken and fallen, causing the drift eliminators to be displaced. As a result, the cooling tower was a high Legionella risk, and delivering poor cooling performance.
ACTION: To rectify this we refitted the distribution arm, reinforced the supports and returned the drift eliminators back to the correct position. This cooling tower is no longer a major public health risk and cooling performance has been restored.
RECOMMENDATION: Call FlowMatrix for all cooling tower inspections and repairs.