September 2016 TCHEA Meeting

  • September 22, 2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, 164 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul,


As a reminder, for the 2016-2017 meetings, we will be meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except September due to the MHCEA Conference). All meetings will be at 12p at O'Gara's. If you would like lunch, please try to be there 11:30/11:45a to get orders in before the speakers begin.

Education: Winter Chiller Lay Up - Corval

Ryan Tatton.  District Manager with US Water for Minneapolis Metro area.  15 years experience in water treatment industry.  Graduate from U of MN in Chemical Engineering.

Gary Livgard: Account manager and chiller group manager for Corval Group from 2002 to present. Chiller service technician for Corval Group and Trane Co. for 15+ years. Centrifugal chiller instructor for 12 years at Minneapolis Pipefitters Training Center.

Why Should I Lay-Up My Cooling Tower?

  • “We wait to punch tubes until spring.”
  • “I just drain the tower piping to the roof line.”
  • “We leave the tower filled ‘just in case.'”
  • “I don’t have time – just drain the thing.”
  • “It was fine last year, so let’s skip lay-up this year.”
  • “We have to pick rust chips every year – it’s not bad.”
  • “Hey, what are those rust nodules?”
  • “We use the wire brush every year.”

If this sounds familiar to you then you will want to attend the TCHEA on Sept 22nd. Each year we get many of these questions from people, all stemming back to the central question of what is cooling tower lay-up and why do we do it?

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