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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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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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