When operating a forced or induced draft water treatment tower system it is important to properly maintain your distribution system. Regardless if the unit is an Aerator, Degasifier, Scrubber, or Air Stripper the distribution system is a critical component that must be designed properly and maintained during the life of the equipment.
The key role of the distribution system is to properly distribute the water flow over the media bed. If the distribution system is designed incorrectly then water will not be properly distributed which can cause multiple problems. If the distributor becomes damaged or fouled than the water pattern will again be altered, and the flow rate across the media bed will be impacted, causing low or high hydraulic flood conditions within the media bed.
It is important to inspect the distribution system within 30 days of initial startup of a system. Then decide, based upon application, if the future inspections can be extended to 90 or 180 days. As an example for Iron oxidation applications or heavy Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), the distribution system may need to be cleaned more often than a degasifier being used to remove Carbon Dioxide (CO2). To ensure top performance, keep the distribution clean and working properly. Regardless, if you have a tray distribution system or a nozzle system fouling or damage can occur during normal operation. For more information or to learn more contact the professionals at DeLoach Industries Inc. at (941) 371-4995.
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