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Ozone Treatment and Industrial Refrigeration

Ozone Treatment and Industrial Refrigeration

ozone in commercial refrigerationAmerican Services refrigeration repair service near University City knows that ozone is a molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms and is commonly denoted at O3. In normal conditions, ozone is very unstable but can act as a powerful biocide and virus deactivat0r. It will oxidize many organic and inorganic substances. Over the last 20 years, improvements in technology have made small-scale, stand-alone commercial ozone generators available to commercial and industrial operations.

The use of Ozone as a maintenance process in industrial cooling towers is relatively new and becoming a viable option for preventative maintenance task in some operations. A small amount of ozone acts as a powerful biocide that decreases or nearly eliminates the need to remove quantities of water from the cooling tower in order to decrease the concentration of organic and mineral solids in the system. It can also reduce the need for chemical additives added to the cooling tower water.

Research indicates that cooling towers associated with chillers for air-conditioning are good candidates for the ozone application process. One downside that has been noted is that ozone can be a corrosion stimulant rather than an inhibitor in some circumstances. However, it is easier to combat corrosion in a clean system than in one that is biologically and mineralogically fouled.

Field tests have demonstrated that the use of ozone in place of chemical treatment can reduce the need for blow down, and, in some cases where water and ambient air are relatively clean, can eliminate it. Some researchers also believe that in industrial cooling applications, ozone can act as a descaling agent and aid in the maintenance procedures to promote higher efficiency and reduced energy consumption.

Identifying Industrial Heating Maintenance Procedures

Identifying Industrial Heating Maintenance Procedures

industrial heating maintenance in MOHaving a proper preventative maintenance program to address your Industrial Heating Maintenance needs in St. Louis is essential to ensure smooth, efficient operation of your industrial HVAC system. Poor maintenance will lead to heating system failures and expensive repairs that preventative maintenance checks may have caught before serious problems arose. Armed with a comprehensive preventative maintenance program, you are able to reduce the number of service calls and ultimately save your operation money.

You first need to create an inventory of all heating equipment and systems in your operation. Each piece of equipment should have a manufacturer, model number, specifications, manufacture date and function in the system. If there are previous maintenance records, attach them to your documentation.
Once the inventory is complete, create a list of preventative maintenance required for each piece of heating equipment. If you are not knowledgeable about the equipment, contact a technician and they will be able to help you pinpoint key maintenance tasks.

Typical heating system maintenance items will include general visual inspections at least twice a year and preventative maintenance on boilers. Additionally, pumps usually require bearing lubrication at least once a year and couplings and pipes should be checked for leaks. If there are unusual noises, they must be investigated immediately. Air-handling unit maintenance should include cleaning or replacing air filters at least quarterly based on your operating conditions.

Most operations will have spring and summer preventative maintenance procedures listed in their heating maintenance checklist separate from the fall and winter tasks. As it becomes warmer outside, heating requirements will decline and some systems require more extensive maintenance when the system will be offline for several months.

For your heating maintenance needs in Missouri, contact American Services heating and cooling service.


HVAC Future Technologies

HVAC Future Technologies

commercial HVAC repair in MOAmerican Services commercial HVAC installation in Illinois knows that we’re coming to the end of another year for HVAC design and development, now is a good time to see what’s in store for 2013 and beyond.

HVAC high tech instruments-Facilities management staff can detect HVAC equipment problems sooner using automated tools. According to a recent article in the magazine titled “Today’s Facility Manager”, more and more facilities are using high- tech instruments such as laser alignment systems, automatic lubricators, ultrasonic leak detectors, thermal cameras, and video scopes. These high-tech devices all help the HVAC preventative maintenance procedures easier.

2) High technology heat pumps-
Another high-tech solution that has the HVAC community buzzing is the new incredibly high efficient heat pumps that are taking the residential market by storm. Originally designed for application in building installations, many home owners are now finding the benefits of high tech heat pumps and the ecofriendly benefits as well. There are several new important trends and technology in heat pump design that are affecting performance and efficiency.

3) Geo-thermal technology-A related technology to heat pumps is going to be the topic of conversation in 2013. It appears that the development of geo-thermal technology may become part of a sound investment strategy. Prospects for the future growth of geo-thermal energy in the US is strengthened by the increasing number of companies engaged in geo-thermal resource development. In 2005 there were roughly half a dozen firms actively involved in geo-thermal technology research, Today in 2012 there are almost 20 companies developing and operating geothermal power projects in the US. In addition, at least 24 countries currently produce geo-thermal power, and with new projects under development on nearly every major continent, the geo-thermal industry is poised for increased global growth.