Scope of Work
Development and Budgeting
Once we have had a close look at your cooling tower equipment, we can use our extensive knowledge of the various cooling towers in existence today to help you develop a prioritized list of action items to keep your equipment running smoothly and to reduce your total cost of ownership.
First of all, our recommended scopes of work are not “band aids”. While many cooling tower service companies follow this practice, we have found that approaching recommendations in this manner will result in higher overall cost of ownership as opposed to taking a systems approach to the repairs or modifications that are necessary. A good example is when a certain type of biological decay is found in the plenum area of a cooling tower. It is often impossible to identify all of the components that are affected and if they are not identified, they will re-infect the newly replaced components and repair work will need to be repeated. Another area that has to be considered is how the various components interact with each other. This is where the system concept comes in to play. For instance, when fan deck supports need replacement, the decking does as well. These are just a couple of examples, there are many others.
Another thing involved in determining a proper Scope of Work is do a bit of upfront engineering. Whether we are talking about scopes that involve structural work, heat transfer media or air moving equipment, you can be sure we will follow good engineering practices that will result in equipment that functions properly. The interaction of the various systems inside the cooling tower will also be considered.
Once we have developed a comprehensive prioritized list of action items, we can help you assess the associated costs for these items and help you determine a proper time frame and sequencing of the repairs. We can all certainly agree that advanced planning is a fundamental element of good plant management.