Buildings Reduce Costs With Energy Efficiency Equation

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Chemsearch, a leading global provider of industrial and commercial maintenance products, is helping companies to lower the energy consumption of HVAC systems by as much as 40%. Chemsearch is improving the performance and energy efficiency of buildings’ coolingsystems, by cleaning up dirty cooling towers and eliminating scale deposits.

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NCH Corporation and Chemsearch are removing a major cause of lost efficiency in the manufacturing sector, inefficient cooling surfaces. The inefficiency comes from a fine layer of lime (calcium carbonate) bonded to the cooling fins.

This layer is formed by successive evaporative cycles depositing microscopic amounts of lime (found naturally in water). The sum of these cycles, leave a progressively thicker layer of scale, further decreasing efficiency.Regular maintenance of the cooling fins is recommended to prevent the reduction in efficiency caused by limescale. Chemsearch supplies products to remove the build-up of scale, and help to restore cooling fins to optimum efficiency.

Many people overlook the role a cleancooling tower plays in the performance and energy efficiency of a building’s coolingsystem. In a typical building, the HVACsystem accounts for about 45 percent ofutility costs, with the chiller being thesingle largest consumer of electricity. Since chillers use about five times the energy ofthe cooling tower, more attention is usuallypaid to the chiller. However, maintaining aclean cooling tower is equally important in the energy efficiency equation.

Founded in 1919, Chemsearch is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial and commercial maintenance products. Chemsearch is proud to offer a broad range of products including industrial and commercial cleaning, water treatment, lubrication and drain maintenance supplies and equipment. With more than 150-patented products worldwide, Chemsearch is the global leader in providing innovative maintenance and cleaning products.

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