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3 Things You Need To Know About Your Cooling Tower And Fill Media

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If you own an industrial, you depend on your HVAC system. Industrial HVAC systems are more advanced than your typical residential system, and that's because your industrial system works harder to heat and cool a more expansive area. To make sure your HVAC system works efficiently, it requires cooling towers. These cooling towers help displace the heat that can build up while your system is operating. To prevent your cooling tower from overheating, and to ensure that it functions at full capacity, it requires the addition of a fill media. Here are three things you need to know about your cooling tower and the fill media it requires.

Importance of Cooling Towers

When you think of your industrial HVAC system, the cooling tower probably doesn't come to mind. Unfortunately, that lack of thought can lead to some serious problems for your industrial HVAC system. You see, the cooling tower allows heat to flow through the chambers instead of building up inside your HVAC system. The heat is turned into moisture, which is absorbed into the atmosphere.

Why Fill Media Is Needed

When it comes to your cooling tower, the fill media is one of the most important components. The fill provides a layer of protection that allows the water to disperse more evenly. Not only that, but the fill media reduces the amount of water that's needed to cool your industrial HVAC system. As a result, your HVAC system will run more efficiently and with fewer issues related to overheating.

Types of Fill Media Available

When choosing fill media for your cooling tower, it's important that you select the right one for your system. There are two types of fill media available; splash fill and film fill. Each one provides specific benefits. Splash fill turns warm water into small drops as soon as the water touches the surface. Small droplets allows the water to cool down and evaporate at a faster rate. Splash fill is best used where water quality is poor and debris is left behind. Film fill is designed to cover large areas, allowing water to spread over the surface where it's cooled by constant air flow. Film fill should be used when clean water is being cooled, and no sediment or debris will be left behind.

Don't take chances with your cooling tower. The information provided here will help you understand the importance of your tower and how to provide the right fill media for it.