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Professional Analytical and
Consulting Services, Inc.

Fundamentals of Cooling and Boiler Water Treatment

PACS Course Number 1002

9 AM to 5 PM

At an ever-increasing rate companies are reducing their technical staff and relying more on operations people to operate, maintain and manage thier cooling water treatment systems. Often that leaves the plant without access to the in-depth technology needed for proper maintenance of their cooling water systems. This seminar discusses the destructive forces that cause industrial, institutional or commercial facility cooling water systems to malfunction or function inefficiently. The lack of proper cooling can increase unexpected downtime, interfere with production or result in poor overall performance.

This seminar is designed to help manage and prevent water-related cooling water system failures. The seminar provides a thorough grounding in cooling tower issues and the fundamentals of heat transfer. Also discussed is water chemistry and crucial calculations, besides rules-of-thumb. Discussions also cover corrosion inhibitors, scale/deposit control agents, microbiological control, and monitoring. Cooling tower performance will improve with accurate monitoring and data interpretation techniques.

Some topics covered: Corrosivity of water, Water treatment methods, Boiler treatments, Types of cooling systems, Chemical treatment programs, Monitoring

This seminar will provide insight into today’s technology, how to better understand and control problems affecting system performance so that implementation of the most effective corrective action can be undertaken.

This two-day course is held twice a year close to Pittsburgh International Airport; it is also scheduled regularly in major cities. PACS provides other courses on activated carbon and allied topics.

Course Registration is available. You may also register through an associated conference registration. Send it with a payment of $2550 to secure your course attendance. Hotel information and a map will be sent to confirm your registration. Please list your special interest(s) on the registration form. Enrollment is limited to assure your maximum course benefits. On-site PACS courses are available (most PACS courses can be provided at your time and place). Telephone PACS at 1.724.457.6576 if you need further information. PACS also provides laboratory testing and consulting services.

Fundamentals of Cooling and Boiler Water Treatment

Course Instructor: Jay Farmerie under the auspices of PACS

Typical cooling water failures
Typical boiler water failures
Troubleshooting poor performance
Cooling towers and boilers
Prevention and management programs
Corrosion inhibitors
Scale/deposit control agents
Microbiological control


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Course participants are encouraged to e-mail questions:

George Nowicki
Lab Manager

Rich Capp
Office Administrator

Send samples and postal inquiries to:
PACS, Inc.
409 Meade Drive
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Other PACS contact information:
Phone: 1-724-457-6576 or 1-800-367-2587
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Please list your special interest during registration. We will try to accommodate your interest.

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