B&W SPIG Completes Cooling Tower Restoration Project for Customer in Tasmania

(PARUZZARO, Italy – October 24, 2019) –SPIG S.p.A. (SPIG), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc., has completed a cooling tower upgrade project at Bell Bay, Tasmania, a production facility owned by Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company (TEMCO). SPIG fully rehabilitated the plant’s existing cooling tower, providing a complete fiberglass-reinforced plastic cooling tower refurbishment, to help ensure long plant life and avoid costly production downtime. “SPIG employed its proven service engineering expertise to develop a customized solution for our customer, TEMCO,” said SPIG Managing Director Alberto Galantini. “We appreciate the confidence TEMCO has shown in our performance and consider this successful project completion an important milestone in our companies’ relationship.” SPIG completed the project on-schedule without disrupting the plant’s production capacity. TEMCO Engineering Manager Franz Grossmith also recognized the SPIG employees for their dedication to conducting business in a safe and professional manner, stating that they “acted in accordance with the South32 values of Care, Trust, Togetherness and Excellence.” SPIG’s experience includes wet, dry ...

3 Ways to Reduce Costs in Your Plastics Process Cooling Systems : Plastics Technology

For most plastics processors, energy and other utilities are among their highest recurring costs. Here are three ways to increase profits by lowering those bills. Plastic processing has seen many changes over the years. We have seen significant advancements in process throughput and increased quality control as well as automation and controls. But one thing has remained surprisingly the same—the cooling systems. What most people do not realize is there are new technologies today that can reduce their industrial cooling system operating costs by over 40%. The traditional cooling tower uses large volumes of water and requires water treatment to control biological growth. Often overlooked or considered not as important as other parts of a plastic processing plant, process water cooling systems are gaining more attention as energy costs and concerns over water use continue to increase. There have been a number of advances in technology that provide increased efficiency to reduce production costs as well as global demand for power and fresh water. Most plastic processing facilities have a cooling tower to provide cooling to hydraulics, chiller condensers, and other process equipment....