COOLING TOWERS & LEGIONELLA



What is Legionella?


Legionella or Legionnaires’ disease is a type of Legionellosis caused by Legionella pneumophila. We are talking about potentially fatal, acute respiratory infection caused by aerobic bacteria belonging to the genus Legionella.
The Legionella bacteria lives in water and soil, mostly near rivers, streams, lakes. In its natural habitat Legionella’s bacteria appears in low numbers, in these conditions it’s considered harmless.
However, in special conditions, like warmer and stagnant water, the bacteria can grow exponentially and increase the risk of exposure.
The Legionella’s bacteria tend to grow in the slimes, that can be found in stagnant or low flow water areas. The risk occurs when legionella is found in high concentrations near inhabited areas.



The risk of Legionella in Cooling Towers


Common cooling towers contain large amounts of stagnant water, because of this the become a potential breeding ground for the Legionella’s bacteria.
If these cooling towers are not properly disinfected and maintained, they can potentially expose the nearby population to contract the Legionnaires’ disease. The water flowing in the cooling towers gets heated via heat exchange, creating the perfect growing environment for the heat-loving bacteria of Legionella.
The fans on top of the cooling towers disperse the water vapor in the air, and the Legionella’s is aerosolized in the nearby areas. Because Legionnaires disease is airborne contagious, constantly treating and maintaining cooling towers in good condition is fundamental for the safety.



Boldrocchi T.E. and its Legionella Free Cooling Towers


Boldrocchi T.E. is specialized in design and construction of Cooling Towers Legionella free. The technology implied in the construction and the further treatments of our products guarantees to prevent Legionella in our cooling towers.
The possibility of a Legionella infection in our cooling towers is significantly reduced by a good engineering and water treatment procedures during the installation, operation and maintenance of our legionella free cooling towers.
If you need any information about the relation between cooling towers and Legionnaires’ disease, our legionella free cooling towers or any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Some of our Cooling Systems projects

  • Cooling towers Aluminum plant
    Aluminum plant
    Cooling towers Cement plant
    Cement plant
    Cooling Towers for Chemical Plant
    Cooling Towers for chemical plant
    Cooling Systems for Chemical Plant
    Cooling System for chemical plants
  • Cooling Systems for Chemical Plants
    Cooling Systems for chemical plant
    Cooling Towers Container
    Container
    Cooling Towers for Food industry
    Cooling Towers for Food industry
    Cooling Systems for Food industry
    Cooling Systems for Food industry plant

Would you like to receive an offer?

contattaci