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Fill Selection Guidelines

 

   

The following guidelines will help guide the choice of which fill to use as a function of total
suspended solids, biological control, oil & grease content and whether waterborne fibers are
present. For specific projects please contact Brentwood’s cooling tower sales department for
recommendations.

 Use CF1200 when:  Minimal oils or grease (no more than


 TSS is less than 25 PPM with good 1 ppm)
microbiological control (less than 1
PPM where microbiological control is  Use VF19Plus or AFVF19 when:
poor)  TSS is less than 500 ppm with good
 Make-up from potable or filtered microbiological control (less than
water sources 200 ppm if oil or grease, or where
 Water treatment using oxidizing microbiological control is poor)
biocides & scale inhibitors  Make-up from surface waters
 Low cycles of concentration  Good scale control
 Minimal airborne dust  Oils or grease in system up to 5 ppm
 No potential for oil or grease
contamination  Use HTP25 when:
 TSS is less than 1000 ppm with
 Use CF1900 when: good microbiological control (500
 TSS is less than 100 PPM with good ppm limit if oil or grease or where
microbiological control (less than 25 microbiological control is poor)
PPM where microbiological control is  Make-up from surface waters
poor)  Poor biological or scale control
 Make-up from uncontaminated  Oils or grease up to 50 ppm
sources
 Water treatment using oxidizing  Use VF3800 when:
biocides & scale inhibitors  TSS greater than 500 ppm and no
 Low cycles of concentration upper limit with good microbiological
 Minimal airborne dust control (1000 ppm limit if oil or
 No potential for oil or grease grease or no biological control)
contamination  Make-up from surface waters
 Poor biological or scale control
 Use OF21ma when:  Oils or grease up to 25 ppm
 TSS is less than 200 PPM with good
microbiological control (less than 50  Use TURBOsplash PAC when:
PPM where microbiological control is  TSS is greater than 500 ppm (no
poor) upper limit)
 Make-up from uncontaminated  Make-up from surface waters
sources  Little or no biological or scale control
 Good scale control  Oils or grease up to 500 ppm
 Low cycles of concentration  Fibers in process water
 Minimal airborne dust

Brentwood Industries, Inc., P.O. Box 605, 610 Morgantown Road, Reading PA 19603, USA Tel: +1 610 236 1100, Fax: +1 610 236 1199 email: ctsales@brentw.com
Brentwood Asia, Ltd., A3 Floor,, 202 Rajchadapisek Road, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand, Tel: 662 694 1060 2, Fax: 662 694 1063, email: asiasales@brentw.com
Brentwood Europe s.r.o., Plzenska 610, 338 05 Myto, Czech Republic, Tel: +420 371 595 795, Fax: +420 371 580 795, email: europesales@brentw.com

Fill Selection Guidelines Rev5.docx November 14, 2011


 
Fill Selection Guidelines
 

   

Summary Table

CF1200 CF1900 OF21ma VF19Plus HTP25 VF3800 TURBO-


or Splash
AFVF19

Allowed TSS
w/good microbial <25 <100 <200 <500 <1000 No Limit No Limit
control (ppm):

Allowed TSS
w/poor microbial <1 <25 <50 <200 <500 <1000 No Limit
control (ppm):

Allowed oil &


grease
None None <1 <5 <50 <25 <500
concentration
(ppm)

Allowed fibers in
None None None None None None Some
Water

‘Good’ biological control means oxidizing biocide supplied continuously with bactericidal residuals
maintained, with total aerobic bacteria (TAB) maximum plate counts not exceeding 100,000 cfu/ml
with minimal slime formation on heat transfer surfaces. ‘Poor’ microbiological control implies little or no
microbiological control or control subject to severe disruption, with average TAB plate counts
consistently over 100,000 cfu/ml. Other potential fouling risk factors must be considered also, such as
water-borne cross-contamination with process fluids containing ammonia compounds, sugars or other
nutrients. Other airborne contaminants should be considered also, such as fine dust, dirt & debris.
Circulating water must be free of fibers for any fill except TURBOsplash. For additional help on
specific projects please contact Brentwood’s Sales Department.

Brentwood Industries, Inc., P.O. Box 605, 610 Morgantown Road, Reading PA 19603, USA Tel: +1 610 236 1100, Fax: +1 610 236 1199 email: ctsales@brentw.com
Brentwood Asia, Ltd., A3 Floor,, 202 Rajchadapisek Road, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10310, Thailand, Tel: 662 694 1060 2, Fax: 662 694 1063, email: asiasales@brentw.com
Brentwood Europe s.r.o., Plzenska 610, 338 05 Myto, Czech Republic, Tel: +420 371 595 795, Fax: +420 371 580 795, email: europesales@brentw.com

Fill Selection Guidelines Rev5.docx November 14, 2011