Whether at a manufacturing facility, an industrial power plant or a public utility, the cooling system is a critical part of the operation. Heat is transferred from the process to the surroundings. Cooling towers cycle water through the manufacturing process and transfer the heat so that it can be released into the atmosphere. Because of the environmental, safety and profitability impact of failure, it is essential to keep these systems in operation.
Understanding and anticipating common failure modes make it possible to keep the plant operating at maximum capacity. Installing a condition-monitoring system can mean the difference between catastrophic failure and a planned shutdown.