It took a while for the spring weather to arrive in the Midwest, but now the temperature is quickly warming up, and we can finally say that the cooling season has started. In the HVAC world, that means it is time to start up your chiller(s).
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Spring is coming, and sooner than later you will have to start up your cooling tower again. If you have worked on a season lay-up or storage inhibitors, your job will be easier. But most of us get so involved in cleaning, repairing or replacing chillers that forget about the importance of maintaining the cooling tower in the cold season. If that is the case, your startup process will need more attention.
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