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Mitigating Cooling Tower Damage and Maintenance with Vari-Flow Valves and Screens

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 and screens provide.

Traveling Cooling Tower Screen Advantages

The most common maintenance and damage issues that occur in cooling towers impact the industrial pumps that move water. These elements are critical in the cooling tower process and are generally protected by the water screen that captures debris and keeps it from impacting these components. Leaves, sticks, and various natural and other debris and elements can easily find their way into the inner workings of cooling tower systems, making water screens essential.  

Traveling water screens are designed to minimize cleaning and maintenance. As any screen or filter becomes clogged, it needs to be cleared of debris to continue performing at an optimum level. Vari-Flow’s traveling sump screens never need to be pulled or removed for cleaning. They can be rotated 360 degrees, with the debris being backwashed into collection pans. This ability saves time and money while keeping cooling tower systems online and performing at an optimum level. 

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 cross-flow 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.   

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.

Cooling tower valves and screens 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.  Vari-Flow valve and screen products can save your operations time and money.