Cooling system challenges highlight of Industrial Water Conference

Gaining access to adequate water resources for cooling systems can be a challenge in areas where water is either expensive or in short supply. Once you have the water, the task is to responsibly manage and optimize the use of that water.

Dec. 9, 2003 -- Gaining access to adequate water resources for cooling systems can be a challenge in areas where water is either expensive or in short supply. Once you have the water, the task is to responsibly manage and optimize the use of that water.

Access, management and optimization of water resources will be the focus of a session devoted to Cooling Water at the annual Industrial Water Conference, set for Dec. 9-11, in Las Vegas, NV.

Developers and operators often encounter problems in obtaining enough water to operate their plant cooling systems in areas where water is not readily available or where the water supply is prone to interruption.

Speakers in a session on Gaining Access to Water Resources will discuss three projects designed to ensure a steady supply of water to cooling systems. The projects include the use of recycled water, an innovative floating pump station to draw water from a river, and a project that used a dam's existing outlet works as a water supply.

In today's regulatory climate, proper management of secured water sources continues to gain importance. One session will look at new technologies for water management, including chemistry control, and a cooling tower audit program designed to help with water resource management.

Optimal plant performance depends upon safe, logical application of the technology available. A session on Optimizing Water Resources contemplates optimization strategies and considers the plant operator's perspective in the equipment selection cycle and its integration into the system.

Papers include a discussion on the need for operator intervention in chemical feed design and storage, plus a discussion on systems for monitoring of biological activity in cooling towers and condenser circulation systems.

The Industrial Water Conference will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and will be co-located with Power-Gen International. Power-Gen is the largest conference & exhibition serving the electric power industry in the US. The show is expected to draw 20,000 attendees and 1200 exhibiting companies.

Attendees at the Industrial Water Conference will receive a free pass to walk the Power-Gen exhibit floor.

One area of the huge exhibit floor has been set aside as the "Water Pavilion." The Pavilion will feature more than 40 companies that specialize in a wide-array of water-related equipment and technologies for the electric power industry. Other companies that feature water-related equipment will be scattered throughout the exhibit area.

To learn more about the Industrial Water Conference, visit the conference web site at http://www.industrialwaterconference.com, or call toll-free at 1-888-299-8057. Additional information on Power-Gen may be obtained by visiting http://www.powergen.com.


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