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HTP25 Splash FIll
XF Fills for Fouling-Prone Applications

When evaluating which heat transfer media to install in a crossflow cooling tower, most options can be classified as a film fill or splash media. Film fill, either hanging sheets or bottom supported packs, are typically found in small to…

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Evaluating Polychem Fiberglass Flight Scraper Profiles

With six different Polychem fiberglass flight scraper profiles to choose from, Brentwood offers more flight options than any other chain and flight manufacturer. All Polychem flights feature a flat-face design to minimize recirculation of solids and are fabricated from isophthalic…

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Crossflow Test Cell
Approach & Range, Explained

A question Brentwood occasionally receives from customers is: “Why is my tower not performing as designed?” Along with the inquiry, we are typically given the hot and cold water operating temperatures for their tower and an observation that the difference…

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Brentwood's Metallic Inlet Louvers
All-New Metallic Inlet Louvers

Brentwood is excited to announce our new metallic inlet louvers, designed to complement our existing metallic products. The metallic louvers are intended for use with Brentwood’s metallic fill and metallic drift eliminators. All are ideal for non-combustible, high-temperature applications and are corrosion resistant.…

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Polychem wastewater chain and flight collector system
Top 5 Considerations When Choosing a Flight Scraper for Your Rectangular Clarifier

What should you consider when planning to replace the flights in your rectangular clarifier? Flights are also known as scrapers, c-channels, flight boards, drag flights, and sludge pushers. Regardless of what you call them, they serve the same purpose. Flights…

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Specific Surface Area’s Impact on Cooling

In the past when people would try to evaluate and compare different fills to each other, one of the pieces of data they would want to know is the Specific Surface Area (SSA) of a fill. SSA is the amount of…

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Brentwood Separator System
Process Cooling Loop Filtration: Installation Methods

In a recent blog article, we established the importance of mechanical filtration and reviewed a few common types for cooling tower applications. One of the key considerations for a tower owner when going through the selection process is to determine…

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Fouled Cooling Tower Fill
How to Select the Best Filtration System for your Cooling Tower

Why Your Tower May Need Mechanical Filtration Cooling towers are a type of heat exchanger that use direct contact between air and water to dissipate heat from a process to the outside environment. There are hundreds of processes that cooling…

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Meeting Customer Needs During Challenging Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry around the world, from retail and hospitality to textiles and industrial manufacturing. The transportation industry was no exception. In March, automakers around the world quickly closed their manufacturing facilities to minimize the spread…

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Understanding Cooling Tower Drift Rate
How Surfactants Affect Drift Rate

Drift is composed of entrained particles of water in the exit air stream of the cooling tower. Unlike the evaporated water that is pure, the drift particles will contain whatever soluble constituents are present in the circulating water. This could…

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Understanding Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Quality is an attribute that has been used to differentiate superior products for centuries. However, in the modern production facility, quality has transcended from a nebulous comparison to both a profession and philosophy. Over the past 70 years, manufacturers (with…

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Tube Settlers vs. Plate Settlers: Comparing Lamella Technologies

The sedimentation process in both water and wastewater treatment is a physical process which relies on gravity to settle and remove suspended solids. Advanced solids settling processes typically utilize lamella, commonly referred to as tube settlers or plate settlers, to…

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