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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.

1 Inspections

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.

Inspections include:

  • 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
  • Chemostat
  • Adiabatic Bomb Calorimeter
  • Ultra Violet-Infrared Spectrometer
  • Autotensiomat
  • Hydrocarbon Analyzer

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TYPES OF ANALYSIS

SYSTEM CONDITION WHY ARE WE TESTING
Glycol
  • Freeze Point
  • Percentage
  • Type
  • Corrosion Protection
  • Bacteria
Over time, glycol breaks down. Annual testing is required.
Open System
  • Cooling Towers
  • Boiler, etc.
  • Process
  • Organics
  • Metals
  • Corrosion Scale Protection
  • Bacteria/Legionella
On-site testing is needed once or twice monthly during regular service. Selected situations require laboratory analysis.
Closed System
  • Chilled, Hot, Secondary
  • Process
During routine service, monthly or quarterly testing is required, depending on system conditions and operation. Most testing is performed on-site.
Deposits or Debris
  • Scale Analysis
This analysis is usually performed after cleaning, when a problem occurs, or when a system experiences unknown conditions.
Corrosion Studies
  • 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)
  • Type
  • Colonies/ml
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)
  • Coliform
  • Heterotrophic
  • Well Water Profile
  • Safe Drinking Water
Certified results are required for all domestic water testing
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