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Brentwood’s History in the Transportation Industry

Brentwood was introduced to the transportation industry in 1971 by its parent company at the time, the Dana Corporation. Dana had been making drivetrain parts for heavy-duty trucks and realized that Brentwood’s thermoforming capabilities could be used to expand the…

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Stormwater Management: Five Reasons to use a StormTank Module over an Arch Product

In today’s stormwater market, there are two main product types used to manage runoff in subsurface applications: box systems and arch-shaped products. Both are designed to accomplish the same function: create a void space for stormwater and support the surface…

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Cooling Tower Fills & Drift Eliminators
Cooling Tower Water Treatment Recommendations

Brentwood knows that there’s more to your cooling tower than the fill and drift eliminators we supply. In fact, the primary maintenance task for cooling towers revolves around water treatment. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” water treatment…

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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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Does flute geometry and the mode of heat transfer (trickle vs. splash) affect fouling resistance in “wire-frame” cooling tower fills?

At the recently concluded 2017 CTI Annual Conference in New Orleans, Brentwood’s own Angela Zaorski and Bill Miller presented a paper regarding their research into this topic. The purpose of the research was to verify whether the “wire-frame” fills being introduced to…

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Cooling Tower Fill: Hanging Sheets vs. Fill Blocks

We continuously receive calls from cooling tower owners describing the following: “I have a metal crossflow tower that has been operating for a few years now, and there are a lot of water droplets coming out of the top of…

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NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Certification vs. Compliance

Brentwood is committed to delivering high-quality products and services to our customers and the water industry. For this reason, we have invested, and continue to invest, in ensuring our products are certified to the NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for water treatment…

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How Cooling Tower Drift Relates to PM10 and PM2.5 Emissions

A topic that is attracting more and more attention in the cooling tower industry is PM10 and PM2.5 emissions. Reduced emissions to the environment are being required as governmental permitting regulations continue to get tighter. From a cooling tower perspective,…

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CFUltra: Leading the Cooling Tower Industry to Reduced Drift Levels

Welcome to our first vlog (video blog)! In this 2-minute video, you’ll get a quick education about how Brentwood’s all-new CFUltra counterflow drift eliminator was developed and the performance it provides: Video transcription: Building off the already industry-leading CF80MAx product,…

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What makes the StormTank Module different from other “crates”?

One of the biggest misconceptions in the stormwater management industry is that all box structures are the same. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are actually two different types of underground stormwater storage box structures: the internal-walled “crate”…

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Counterflow Cellular Drift Eliminators
How much difference can upgrading my drift eliminators make?

That’s a good, and common, question. To answer it, we can run an example calculation, making a few assumptions: We will design our analysis around a counterflow, induced draft cooling tower utilizing blade-style eliminators. We will assume the water quality…

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The Evolution of Collector Monitoring Systems

The vast majority of chain and flight collectors in operation throughout the world do not have any form of monitoring system installed to protect against operational failure. Traditional safety devices consist of a shear pin sprocket device, with a limit…

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