ASTM WK55062

    New Practice for Standard Practice/Guide for Monitoring Cooling Water Systems to Minimize Energy and Water use while preventing System Degradation.

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D19.03 | Committee D19 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 By following this monitoring practice, the facility that utilizes cooling water and associated cooling towers for cooling heat exchangers, chillers, heat pumps or other cooling operations will be able to minimize utility, operating and maintenance costs, while increasing system life and maintaining system performance. 1.2 The effectiveness of the monitoring program will also minimize deposit fouling, corrosion and scale formation, along with accomplishing good microbiological control that can reduce microbiologically induced corrosion, fouling and disease. 1.3 The complexity of the monitoring program will be adjusted to account for the quality of the makeup water supply(s), cooling system piping and equipment operating metallurgies, design features and means of discharging cooling system water leaks and bleed-off. It will also take into account the surrounding environment(s) including exposure of operating personnel and the public to the drift and exhaust of the cooling tower system. 1.4 Also by following these monitoring practices it will promote system sustainability and reduce the carbon footprint of the operation. 1.5 This standard practice does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    Cooling Towers, Deposits, Corrosion, Scale, Fouling, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Water Treatment,Legionella, Legionnaires Disease, Heat Exchangers


    This standard practice will be used by all those that have cooling towers to monitor them.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    John Farmerie

    Draft Under Development