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Preventing Health Risks from Contamination in Cooling Towers

Building and facility managers are facing the tremendous responsibility of keeping facilities as safe as possible. That includes mitigating and preventing the contamination of cooling towers from dirt, bacteria, and other dangers. While the COVID-19’s impact on HVAC systems is still being researched, cooling towers are one of the more common sources for growth of infectious bacteria, such as Legionella, and can offer near perfect conditions for viral growth too. Proper cooling tower maintenance has… Read More

Goodway Technologies Encourages Facilities to Focus on Cooling Tower Health in 2020

As facility managers begin focusing on their 2020 priorities, Goodway Technologies is sharing a reminder about the importance of reducing potential health risks and hazards. One of those risks, and a deadly one, is the possible development of Legionella. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “the rate of reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease has grown by nearly nine times since 2000.” There are several sources for Legionella, from showers and faucets… Read More

Getting Up to Speed on Cooling Tower Designs

Conventional wisdom says that metal tends to be stronger, harder and more durable than its plastic counterparts. However, when comparing metal cooling towers to the latest engineered plastic options, that old, outdated logic is being laid to rest. Advanced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) technology not only holds up better than metal towers, but has additional benefits like increased energy efficiency, lower maintenance and new antimicrobial options that make it a superior option. AANA Headquarters… Read More
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