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Cooling Tower Corrosion

eHTX

High Efficiency Liquid-Solid Separators
Flow Range: 15 - 950 U.S. gpm (3 - 216 m³/hr)

  • Filter performance, independently tested, rated to remove 98% of solids 44 micron and larger in a single pass, and 99% of solids 25 microns and larger in recirculating applications.
  • Continuous non-barrier filtration with no backwashing or internal moving parts; automated periodic purging eliminates maintenance.
  • Low and steady pressure loss; as low as 2 psid


Our highest efficiency separator removes fine solids* (25 microns and larger) from HVAC open and closed loops. This reduces equipment operating costs, maintenance costs, and water use. 
* 2.6 specific gravity and heavier​

LAKOS Filtration Systems



Reduce maintenance costs by 60% - 90%

Reduce energy and chemical consumption by 10% or more

Reduce water consumption by 3% - 5%

Lakos eHTX Solid Separator

TBX-TBI SideStreamClean


Packaged Separator Systems for Side Stream Condenser, Chilled & Hot Water Applications
Flow Range: 30 - 1,670 U.S. gpm (7 - 379 m³/hr)
Maximum Pressure: 150 psi (10.3 bar))

  • Filter performance rated to remove 98% of solids, 74 micron and larger, and 99% of solids 45 microns and larger in recirculating applications.
  • TBX/TBI Systems include a Lakos High Efficiency Separator, High Efficiency pump, standard capacity (6 liters) Solids Collection Vessel and/or Automated Purge valve.
  • TBX/TBI systems are designed with low head pumps for Side Stream applications.


Our high efficiency Side Stream filtration system removes fine solids* (44 microns and larger) from HVAC open and closed loops. This packaged system reduces equipment operating costs, maintenance costs, and water use. Ideal option in cases where side stream filtration is preferred.
* 2.6 specific gravity and heavier

Lakos eTCX Tower Clean System
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Cooling Tower Biological Activity

Why do I need filtration?


Airborne debris, dirt, silt, sand and other suspended particles negatively affect heat transfer efficiencies through the creation of scale, fouling, biological activity, and corrosion.


SCALE

Scale is characterized by plating-out of Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) on heat
transfer surfaces. These deposits are created through precipitation of dissolved solids from cooling tower water. As CaCO3 mixes with silica and water it forms hard concrete scale on heat transfer surfaces – leading to reduction in heat transfer. Scale formation is the most common reason for the need to punch and clean chiller tubes.


Fouling

Suspended solids (dirt, silt, sand, airborne particulate matter and corrosion by products) in cooling tower water form deposits and collects on heat transfer surfaces, cooling tower fill, cooling tower basins, and spray nozzles. Collection of suspended solids in heat transfer equipment results in scale and fouling - thereby leading to loss of heat transfer efficiency, increased maintenance, and decreased equipment life.


Biological Activity

Evaporative coolers and cooling towers offer a warm, moist environment for
Biological Activity to grow and multiply. Biological Activity (algae, legionella,
slime and biofilms) contributes to fouling of heat transfer surfaces (including
tower fill), corrosion in all parts of the cooling tower system and creates health hazards.


Corrosion

Corrosion in cooling tower basins is caused by suspended solids that buildup
at the bottom of the basin. These settled solids not only provide a breeding
ground for biological growth but also corrode the basin floor, thus increasing
maintenance costs and reducing life of the tower basin.

Cooling Tower Scale
Cooling Tower Fouling
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TCX-TCI TowerClean


Packaged Separators Systems for Cooling Towers & Remote Sump
Flow Range: 30 - 1,670 U.S. gpm (7 - 379 m³/hr)
Maximum Pressure: 150 psi (10.3 bar)  

  • Filter performance rated to remove 98% of solids, 74 micron and larger, and 99% of solids 45 microns and larger in recirculating applications.
  • TCX/TCI Systems include a Lakos High Efficiency Separator, High Efficiency pump, standard capacity (6 liters) Solids Recovery Vessel and/or Automated Purge Valve.
  • TCX/TCI systems are designed with high head pump to effectively sweep and remove troublesome solids from the Cooling Tower Basin.


Our high efficiency Cooling Tower Basin Cleaning filtration system removes fine solids* (44 microns and larger) from HVAC open and closed loops. This packaged system reduces manual basin cleaning, equipment operating costs, maintenance costs, and water use.
* 2.6 specific gravity and heavier

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eTCX


High Efficiency Tower Clean Systems
Basin Sweeping Flow Range: 50 - 910 U.S. gpm (11 - 184 m3/hr)
Side Stream Flow Range: 65 - 810 U.S. gpm (15 - 184 m3/hr)


  • Filter performance, independently tested, rated to remove 98% of solids 44 micron and larger in a single pass, and 99% of solids 25 microns and larger in recirculating applications.
  • eTCX Systems feature LAKOS eHTX Separator, Premium Efficiency pump, higher capacity (12 liters) Solids Recovery Vessel and/or Fail-Safe Automated Purge valve, and SmartStart Control Panel.
  • SmartStart Control Panel features motor overload protection, under-power (dry run) conditions, and automatic fault logging.


Our highest efficiency Cooling Tower Basin Cleaning and Side Stream filtration system removes fine solids* (25 microns and larger) from HVAC open and closed loops. This packaged system reduces manual basin cleaning, equipment operating costs, maintenance costs, and water use.
* 2.6 specific gravity and heavier

Lakos TBX TBI SideStreamClean Packaged Separator
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Lakos TCX TCI TowerClean Packaged Separators