An article written by HIGHMARK’s co-founder, Richard Gerbe, on the “Four Steps to Controlling Legionella Growth in Cooling Towers” was featured in ACHR News as a guest blog.
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Last October, Didcot power station in England suffered from a debilitating fire that took down their cooling towers. The fire impacted the nighttime operation of the power plant, but luckily electrical demand was low and no one was hurt. Fires such as this one and another that recently took place on top of a new skyscraper in Panama are great supporting evidence of why New York City codes demand non-combustible cooling tower construction. In fact, New York City's mechanical code requires that all components be constructed of non-combustible materials. This includes fans, internal distribution piping and, of course, the casing. Exceptions are given to tower infill and drift eliminators, but only in certain circumstances when it is deemed safe and appropriate. Read more at the source link below.
A recent outbreak of Legionnaires disease in NYC should serve as a reminder to engineers, building operators and building owners the importance of proper water filtration and water treatment. The outbreak has been traced back to the cooling towers at Co-Op City in the Bronx. Read more at the source link below.
You asked, we listened! MESAN Cooling Towers drawings are now available in Revit for your project needs. Contact your local HIGHMARK sales representative for details.