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HP Water Management: Monitor cooling water quality – Part 2

Monitor cooling water quality – Part 2Operations personnel are responsible for monitoring cooling water to ensure system reliability. Core focus areas include testing water quality and chemical i..

Huchler, L. A., MarTech Systems, Inc.

Monitor cooling water quality – Part 2Operations personnel are responsible for monitoring cooling water to ensure system reliability. Core focus areas include testing water quality and chemical inhibitor concentrations. Water quality monitoring. Water quality parameters include pH, calcium hardness, conductivity, iron, copper and turbidity. Some plants monitor cooling water for process contamination, e.g., hydrocarbons or ammonia. Technology advances have produced new and improved testing equipment, including field-based spectrophotometers, colorimeters, titrators, immunoassay methods, fluorometers and electrochemical devices. Typically, operators conduct pH, calcium hardness, conduct

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