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Fill Fouling & The Effect On Tower Performance

Just what are the effects of fouling on a fill, and what does it mean for overall tower performance? This is a question that Brentwood has been researching for a few years. As film fills have evolved and tower owner/operators…

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Rectangular vs. Circular Clarifiers: Which is better?

Examine the benefits of rectangular and circular clarifiers by comparing performance, hydraulics, basin construction, maintenance, and lifecycle costs.

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Why might an owner not choose the highest efficiency fill for his tower repack?

This question is one we walk through on a regular basis with many of our customers. We also perform a lot of thermal runs using our STAR program to model towers and compare the benefits of using a cross-fluted fill…

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The Benefits of Reducing Splash-Out

Splash-out is one of those small issues with a tower that we always plan to fix, but it has a tendency to fall to the bottom of the priority list. However, with summer coming to an end and fall work…

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Why are StormTank Module columns made from recycled material?

One of the biggest topics discussed during our lunch & learn presentations is material. Engineers want to know what the product is made from and how that translates to system performance once installed. The StormTank Module’s top and bottom platens…

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Fill Fouling Fundamentals

Fill fouling is the deposition of material on the fill’s heat transfer surfaces. It involves one or more of the following processes: 1) biological fouling due to biofilm development, 2) deposition of suspended solids due to sedimentation, 3) scaling of…

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Rail Industry Reducing Emissions & Boosting Energy Savings

Brentwood was in attendance at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany, to see the unveiling of Alstom’s new Coradia iLint regional train – a full emission-free train. Based on its successful Coradia Lint platform, Alstom is now offering the iLint, which…

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How is a Polychem system assembled and installed?

The following animation illustrates how a standard Polychem chain and flight scraper system is assembled and installed:

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How to Assemble a Brentwood Wheelbarrow

The following video details how to assemble a standard 6-cube Brentwood wheelbarrow with one tire.

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The Importance of Material Property Standards for Cooling Tower Fill

All PVC is not equal. Therefore, it should meet specific material property standards that are set by Cooling Technology Institute and can be found in (CTI) STD-136. The importance of CTI STD-136 is to set a minimum threshold for material…

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Can the StormTank Pack be stacked and cleaned?

With the introduction of any new product comes questions about its limitations. The StormTank Pack is a structural sheet media solution for light-duty stormwater storage. While the usage of structural sheet media in stormwater management may seem like a new…

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Thermoforming Process: Before- vs. After-Forming Thickness of PVC

When purchasing film fills, it is important to understand the difference between before-forming and after-forming thickness as well the quality of PVC being formed. During the thermoforming process, the PVC sheet is warmed in an oven and then stretched over…

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