Evaluation & Testing Services
No guesswork. Tower Water works only with samples for which complete data is available – data including how, where, and when the sample was taken. That is the only way to avoid unreliable, best guess scenarios that give nothing better than a fuzzy picture of what a system is experiencing.
Tower Water understands the equipment in which your water flows. Inspections are a critical part of any water treatment program. At the end of the day, water sampling, corrosion coupons and bacterial testing show only a partial picture. What matters is what is going on; on the surface. Tower Water owns and maintains the necessary equipment to see into, photograph and video the necessary heat transfer areas.
- Cooling tower inspection
- Condenser/Evaporator Inspection
- External Coil Inspection
- Boiler Tube Inspection
- Water Jacket Inspection
- Pipe Evaluation
2 On-Site Evaluation
You have to be there. After taking a sample, highly experienced, highly knowledgeable Tower Water staff members survey your system to identify and understand crucial concerns. The sample becomes a snapshot in time of conditions on the day it was taken.
3 On-Site Testing
Tower Water knows whether a parameter should be tested on-site or off-site. Because these parameters can change overnight, or even when sample bottles are in transit to a laboratory, real time sampling is always necessary if any adjustments are to be made to a system.
4 Off-Site Testing
Using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and EPA-approved procedures, samples are completed quickly by a certified technician. In a small number of assignments, where analyses must be certified, or cannot be completed with industry-leading speed, we send samples to an independent lab that uses our evaluation report.
5 Certified Laboratories
Occasionally Tower Water needs to contract services from a local, certified, independent laboratory. The lab results are carefully evaluated by our staff consultants who analyze and report on them to our client. These outside labs offer a broad range of capabilities and equipment.
- X-ray Fluorescence (DRF) Spectrometer
- Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (A.A.)
- Gas Chromatograph High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
- Microbiological laboratory with photo micrographic enhancement capability
- Fiber Optic Scope with Camera Adapter
- Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
- Auto Spiroplater
- Adiabatic Bomb Calorimeter
- Ultra Violet-Infrared Spectrometer
- Hydrocarbon Analyzer
TYPES OF ANALYSIS
||WHY ARE WE TESTING
- Freeze Point
- Corrosion Protection
|Over time, glycol breaks down. Annual testing is required.
- Cooling Towers
- Boiler, etc.
- Corrosion Scale Protection
|On-site testing is needed once or twice monthly during regular service. Selected situations require laboratory analysis.
- Chilled, Hot, Secondary
|During routine service, monthly or quarterly testing is required, depending on system conditions and operation. Most testing is performed on-site.
|Deposits or Debris
||This analysis is usually performed after cleaning, when a problem occurs, or when a system experiences unknown conditions.
- Metal loss in thousands of an inch/year
|Ongoing service usually performed over 30, 60, 90 days. We recommend it on every open Tower Water system, and on closed loop systems with water loss or other problems.
|Legionella Testing (Outside Certified)
||Taken anonymously and sent to a lab
Contingency action plan should be in place depending upon reading
Facility is obligated to inform employees, tenants, and contractor of the results of these analyses
|Pipe Analysis(Outside Lab Service)
- Reasons for Failure
- Life Expectanc
|To determine life expectancy or a reason for failure, we send a section of pipe for analysis
|Domestic Water (Outside Certified Lab)
- Well Water Profile
- Safe Drinking Water
|Certified results are required for all domestic water testing