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Industrial Cooling Tower Screen Repair: Reducing Maintenance Costs

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Cooling towers, in any application, are intended to last up to 20 years.  However, should damage occur, a $125,000 replacement could be in order.  That’s a steep bill, but it pales in comparison to the downtime and lost operational opportunity that comes with it.  One of the most common causes of cooling tower damage is from faulty cooling tower screens.

What do Cooling Tower Screens Do?

Cooling towers are susceptible to many threats that can impact downstream operations.  Airborne debris like sticks, leaves, garbage, and other variables can infiltrate the cooling tower clog the exchangers.  Sump screens block this debris and keep the vital mechanics of the cooling tower system running effectively and efficiently.   

What are the Benefits of Vari-Flow Cooling Tower Screens?

Traditionally static water screens have been employed to trap debris from entering the downstream operations of a cooling tower.  However, this apparatus needs to constantly be cleaned and maintained, which means that operations need to stop, and valuable resources need to be employed to perform this task.  Vari-Flow traveling cooling tower screens require minimal if any maintenance.  As a traveling cooling tower screen, the operate self-sufficiently. Traveling water screens rotate and clear their own debris through an automated process.  With this automation, operations never need to cease for regular maintenance.

Vari-Flow’s water screens allow your systems to be effortlessly cleaned meaning that the critical components within a cooling tower stay protected. Vari-Flow products reduce the overall costs of operation while mitigating the risk and cost of expensive repair and replacement, in addition to costly downtime and operational interruption.