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  1. #1
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    Houston we have a problem.

    Anyone want to guess??
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    Holy crap!

    Uhhh, dirty condenser water?

    Something from the site's process? Sand?

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    they need to stop trying to asphalt the tower while its running.
    How to lose weight fast...under-cooked chicken.

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    high calcium ?
    Keep it simple to keep it cool!

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    ferrous iron

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    cant even guess York or Carrier

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    Ok who decided to hold a beach volleyball event with tiki hut after party in the cooling tower ??
    The toy chest is officially full ... I got a new toy..... 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    In the garage , greasin', oilin' . tweakin' n shinin' Roll on spring 2015 !!

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    It needed to get that far until the problem was noticed? Lol!

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    So here it goes, this in fact is the winter chiller at this site and this cleanup is an annual summer event. There are 5 larger chillers and this smaller one sharing a common 48 inch condenser water header.

    Come spring this York machine is shutdown for the season, the leaving water from the other 5 chillers all go past the return pipe for this chiller and the 12 inch take off is located at the 6 o-clock position on the 48 inch header.

    The velocity in the 48 inch header is not that fast so debris that is usually in suspension falls to the bottom of the header and gravity takes over when it passes by the 12 inch return pipe for this machine. My initial thought was poor design but my secondary thought makes me think it's easier to clean out from this chiller rather than trying to flush out the 48 inch header every few years as it plugs up.

    Granted it looks like a lot, the water quality is pretty decent and I have no issues with tube fouling other than cooling tower fill degradation plugging up a few tubes annually.

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    So we didn't miss out on the girls in swimsuits playing beach volleyball in the cooling towers ?
    The toy chest is officially full ... I got a new toy..... 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    In the garage , greasin', oilin' . tweakin' n shinin' Roll on spring 2015 !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healey Nut View Post
    So we didn't miss out on the girls in swimsuits playing beach volleyball in the cooling towers ?
    Anything is possible, I like your version better than mine

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    Just start the condenser pump and let it push the debris back up the pipe.

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    That's some hard water...or does the chiller run on silt???

    Wonder what the pump's impeller looks like?
    "If history repeats itself I am so getting a dinosaur"

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