Debris Filters & Air Intake Screens for Cooling Systems

Debris Filter
Fixed screen debris filter

Clogging and fouling of internal components caused by airborne seeds, insects, bugs, and debris, restricts the movement of air which results in a decrease in the thermal performance of the cooling equipment. Foreign materials are drawn inside the cooling tower fill and are difficult, time-consuming, expensive and often impossible to remove.

Fouled Fill Cell
Fouled Fill Cell

Galebreaker debris filters and air intake screens are made from strong, weather resistant mesh fabrics which are designed to trap foreign material while maintaining the required airflow for equipment performance. Galebreaker manufacture and install customized fixed and rolling debris filter solutions that can fit to your existing structure.

BENEFITS

  • Stops cottonwood, airborne seeds, bugs, leaves, pine needles, birds and debris
  • Easily cleaned with a soft brush or vacuum
  • Prevents clogging of pump screens, internal components, and heat exchangers
  • Increases HVAC, light industrial, petro-chemical, and power plant performance
  • Reduces on-site maintenance and cleaning and lengthens equipment life
  • Screen assemblies up to 70 meters wide (230ft) and 6 meters high (20ft)
  • Manual or automatic systems
  • Standard and extreme saline specifications

Galebreaker debris filters and air intake screens are made from strong, weather resistant mesh fabrics which are designed to trap foreign material while maintaining the required airflow for equipment performance. Cooling systems come in many different shapes and sizes; Galebreaker manufacture and install customized fixed and rolling debris filter solutions that can fit to your existing structure.

In the case of evaporative cooling, reducing the amount of nutrients that are drawn into the circulating water can help to reduce the tendency to foul the fill pack and so reduce the chemical demand associated with killing bugs because their food source has been reduced.

Example Installation

A facility in Europe installed some large cooling towers that required filtration on their air inlets measuring 30m (100ft) long x 3m (10ft) tall. Using a rolling system the complete air inlet face on a number of cooling towers was covered with a single debris filter that can be rolled away for access. The screen remains tightly contained so that there is no risk of it being blown into other equipment or causing damage.