GARY DICKER, DIRECTOR AT DHD COOLING, PRESENTS A CHECKLIST FOR ELIMINATING DANGEROUS DRIFT FROM COOLING TOWERS.
Drift from a cooling tower can be a huge problem. Drift is the aerosol emission of process water from a cooling tower. These emissions are capable of travelling upwards of 1km, with a properly treated system the level of bacteria must be controlled within safe parameters but even in these systems the water droplets could be carrying Legionella Bacteria, so the potential for an outbreak is increased, if more drift is created. This is why it is critically important that as a plant operator you can spot the signs of excessive drift, and do something about it before it becomes a problem.