Periodic cooling tower inspection is not only operational good practice but often a regulatory requirement. EPSCO’s detailed condition reports ensure compliance with codes of practice, including HSE ACOP L8, and provide a full assessment of the lifespan and performance of the towers. The primary inspection methods used are-
A highly innovative ROV mounted scanning unit provides rapid and comprehensive assessment of the entire cooling tower pack. The detailed 3D output enables trending of pack condition against cooling performance and highlights areas for further investigation, targeted cleaning or pack replacement.
Using a methodology developed and applied in several hundred cooling towers, EPSCO’s technicians identify key points across the width and depth of the fill pack. High-spec endoscopic cameras provide a library of images representative of fill pack condition and cleanliness. This process is most effective when coupled with PackScan™ data to highlight problem areas for further inspection.
Effective cooling systems play a vital role in many industrial processes, thorough reveiw and monitoring plays a vital role in maintaining efficiency and mitigating the risks of bacteria growth including Legionella. By reviewing performance data and routine inspection findings, EPSCO works closely with clients to develop their cooling tower management plan and update risk assessments to reflect changing circumstances. Our recommendations are based on more than 15 years practical experience of ensuring cooling tower performance, safety and compliance.
Cleaning & Disinfection
Widely regarded as the most effective pack cleaning solution available; EPSCO’s MicroSolve process delivers rapid, in-situ cleaning and disinfection with outstanding results. MicroSolve™ consists of a proprietary chemical formulation and a customised low pressure application process which is tailored to the particular fouling issues of an individual tower. The in-situ treatment avoids damage often associated with pack removal and high pressure jetting, it can also be performed during even short shutdown periods. All projects are supported by pre and post treatment inspections, demonstrating the effectiveness of the service and regulatory compliance of the system.