It might not feel like it, but warmer months are on the way. If you refer to the list of Midwest Seasons below, I would say we are somewhere in the middle of “Mud Season,” so spring is right around the corner. Now is the time to perform seasonal maintenance on your boiler and cooling systems to get them ready for the warmer months.
Preventive Maintenance is Key to Saving Time and Money
Being proactive and thorough in your approach to maintenance saves time and money. Below are links to procedures and checklists you can download to help with your seasonal maintenance.
Boiler Layup: What steps should I take to protect my system?
Now is a great time to review the steps you will need to take to layup a boiler during the off season. Our list is intended to be a guide and does not replace your operating manual, operational procedures, or local codes.
Taking the time to be thorough during layup can help prevent pitting and corrosion due to increased oxygen in the system. To help ensure that you cover all the steps we have put together a sheet you can download.
Cooling Start-up: What steps should I follow to prepare my system?
When starting up a cooling system after layup it is important to follow some basic steps to ensure peak performance and minimize the risk of Legionella, microbiological concerns, excessive debris buildup, and corrosion.
Following a few proactive steps to prepare your cooling system for the summer months will help prolong the life of your equipment and improve operational, production and utility costs. Watertech has put together a sheet you can download to ensure all parts of your system are addressed.
Your Watertech representative is a great resource for help with seasonal startups and layups. They have the experience to help make sure your systems are protected and ready to run efficiently throughout the season. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions, please click the link below, fill out the form and one of our Technical Engineers will be in touch.
Tom Koeppen, PE | Watertech of America, Inc.
Tom Koeppen has over 25 years of experience in water treatment and more than 13 years with Watertech as a Territory Manager for Southeastern WI and Northern IL. Tom works with industrial customers in all areas of water treatment, and regularly leads training events to help customers get the most from their water treatment systems.