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Cooling Tower Screens: The Benefits of a Traveling Sump Screen

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Custom fabricated traveling sump screens provide a variety of advantages. Traditionally these screens would require your cooling tower and, subsequently, your entire operation to experience expensive downtime. Furthermore, during this downtime, costly maintenance, repairs, and replacements would need to be made. One of the most critical components of a cooling tower is the screen. 

The cooling tower screen prevents debris from penetrating the system and mitigates damage to the pumps and flow, which can cause significant problems. However, as stationary screens frequently become clogged with all of the different debris they collect, they need to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced. 

Traveling sump screens remove this concern and the expensive time and resource cost of replacing and repairing your cooling tower screens

Vari-Flow Screen Design & Construction Advantages

Vari-Flow traveling sump screens are designed to require no lubrication or maintenance. Because they are manufactured with U.H.M.W. plastic and durable stainless steel, the specific maintenance needs of traditional stationary screens are no longer necessary.  

Vari-Flow Screen Operational Advantages

The critical detrimental flaw for traditional fixed screens is that they allow debris to enter the pump’s suction pits. These events can foul downstream exchangers and damage the pump itself. Vari-Flow’s traveling screens offer the following benefits:

  • Screens never need to be pulled or removed for cleaning
  • Exchangers remain free of debris
  • The back-flush cleaning system only requires one operator and two minutes to clear a screen.

Vari-Flow’s traveling cooling tower screens end the myth that exchanger fouling is a standard part of regular maintenance. This issue can be permanently mitigated with the simple installation of a traveling cooling tower screen.  

Vari-Flow valves and screens are easily installed, simple to manage, durable, and reliable. Keep your cooling tower systems optimized and running efficiently with Vari-Flow’s cooling tower screens.