Cooling towers play a critical role in the facility of any industry. These components control the health, safety, efficiency, and efficacy of a plant, refinery, and any other major infrastructure’s operation. Keeping these elements performing at their best comes down to their internal parts, specifically the cooling tower valves.
Cooling towers are designed to remove heat from a building or facility through the process of spraying water down into the tower. This process extracts waste heat by ejecting it into the atmosphere via evaporation. Its ability to operate as intended comes down to a simple process, however, it can only be achieved when the internal components are performing as well as intended. This is why cooling tower valves are so crucial to the performance of any cooling tower. Here are a few benefits that Vari-Flow cooling tower valves can provide.
No Cooling Tower Valve Maintenance
Cooling tower downtime can be an expensive and inefficient reality. More often than not the replacement of cooling tower valves brings their operation to a halt. Not anymore. Vari-Flow valves feature a stainless steel stem and UHMW-PE plastic bushing that doesn’t require any greasing or maintenance. This means that no maintenance is necessary. Replacement is not only simple, it mitigates costly downtime and other expensive repairs.
Improved Cooling Tower Performance
All existing crossflow cooling tower distribution valves can be directly replaced with an optimized option that eliminates the need for constant maintenance. Vari-Flow valves are constructed from 304L or 316L stainless steel and UHMW-PE plastic. These materials eliminate the concern for corrosion. Vari-Flow valves also offer a 30% larger discharge area with a 40% reduction in weight when compared to traditional distribution valves. Vari-Flow is the new industry standard.
Mitigating Costly Cooling Tower Downtime
When your cooling towers are down, your entire operation is paused. This is inconvenient and expensive. The right cooling tower valves can not only improve your cooling tower’s performance, but they can also eliminate the need to shut down your operation to replace the valves. With Vari-Flow’s superior internal guide system, the stem and disc support the water’s full length of travel through the internal tracking system. While conventional valves tend to excessively wear due to movement created by the water’s turbulence, Vari-Flow valves balance the water flow throughout the cooling tower, optimizing its overall performance.
Positive Shut-Off Functionality for Cooling Tower Valves
Positive shut-off functionality occurs when the valve’s internal guide system centers the disc and places its surface parallel to the seating face. Vari-Flow’s improved gasket system allows complete and positive shut-off of the water system and avoids persistent leaking that traditional valves create.
Cooling tower valves can make all of the difference, not only for your facility’s performance but in mitigating the costly tasks of maintaining and repairing its infrastructure. Cooling Tower Valves and Screens LLC and their Vari-Flow valve and screen products can save your operations time and money.