Focus: Plumbing

N.Y. hospital installs cooling towers to help prevent Legionnaires’

February 12, 2019

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln has installed antimicrobial cooling towers that include features that significantly reduce the risk of harmful bacteria, according to an article on the Bronx Voice website.

The towers also are expected to reduce energy consumption by about 40 percent, according to engineers.

The new cooling towers replace ones that had reached their expected end of life. 

The new towers' shells that hold the water have a rounded shape, as opposed to the boxy shape of traditional shells, with corners in which water moves less and bacterial growth can flourish. The rounded shapes do not allow water to become dangerously stagnant in spots.

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