Cooling Tower Services
Experts In Installation, Maintenance and Repair
The Cooling Tower Experts
For over 50 years we have been installing, maintaining and refurbishing cooling towers across the Midwestern United States. With 7 locations, and over 200 employees, Rasmussen Mechanical has wide-ranging expertise in commercial and industrial cooling towers. Our cooling tower solutions Include:
-Equipment Sizing and New Installation
-Refurbishment, Retrofits and Repair
– Inspection and Compliance Testing
– Process Piping And Pump Sizing
– Maintenance Agreements
– Parts and Filters
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Over 50 Years In The Business
Our heating and cooling professionals are factory-trained experts who understand the intricacies of engineering and service work. Our Cooling Tower Services division can provide timely and professional guidance both to you and your company.
- 24/7 Emergency Services Available and Technical Support
- Dedicated Project Managers
- Responsive, Reliable Communication
The Rasmussen Mechanical Difference
At Rasmussen Mechanical we committed to providing an exceptional customer experience. We strive to build a lasting partnership with you and your company. As a one stop shop for all of your mechanical equipment needs we can ensure all components of your facility are operating efficiently and safely.
Rasmussen became my “one stop shop” for ALL my boiler needs. All I had to do was call and explain what was going on and then sit back. Parts were ordered in a timely fashion and Techs arrived when they said they would. Work was always done quickly and second to none! Great feeling knowing I have a company that has my back and has proven it over and over for the past 21 years.
Dail DailingUtilities Manager, Dakota Ethanol
We needed (help with) mechanical projects; welding, boiler, steam, condensate, compressed air, in different areas around our plant. Rasmussen Mechanical Services helped us evaluate our options and save us a lot of time and money to get back on line – ASAP.
Matt StrysonPlant Engineer, Hughes Brothers Inc.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone else… We had issues that other technicians couldn't get to the bottom of so Rasmussen came in and did the repair work and followed up with preventive maintenance.
Pete McNealCouncil Bluffs Community School District
We get all of our help from Rasmussen. I can call on the phone and talk with somebody and they are local.
Roger GrimmHoward County Med Center
Rasmussen Mechanical is a key partner in our school district's efforts to maintain effective and efficient mechanical systems.
Jeremy ChristiansenSuperintendent, Laurel – Concord – Coleridge Schools
You were by far the best outside contracting crew we have ever had the opportunity to work with. The knowledge and expertise was superior. Your guys did an outstanding job replacing our boiler's burners.
James RuckerMaintenance Supervisor, WireCo
Rasmussen does the job right the first time.
Steve FeautoMaintenance Custodial Supervisor, Riverside Elementary, Oakland, IA
I’ve worked in facilities all my life, for 35 years. I would recommend Rasmussen Mechanical because of their outstanding service and reliability... If my boilers break down I know who I’m going to call and who’s going to show up.
David McAteeDirector of Operations, Boystown National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE
I would recommend them to work with other people just based on the quality and craftsmanship of their work. We went from 75%-80% efficient to 92%-94% efficient. A 12%-15% gas savings for the plant.
Conrad BaldwinFacilities Utility Planner, Kelloggs, Omaha, NE
They’ve done a tremendous job for us. Not only are they there to do a job, but they can break it down to layman’s terms, so that as an operator, I can practice what they teach me. We’ve learned from their experience so it’s kind of a win-win for all of us.
Robert StilesUtility Technician, Mars Petcare, Aurora, NE
They do more than what’s expected and we have one contact we can call for many different services.
John NikkilaUtility Technician, West Pharmaceuticals, Kearney, NE
After the first boiler, we were so pleased with their service and quality that the second one was a no brainer.
Bruce GregersenUtility Technician, Riverside Lodge, Grand Island, NE
Cooling Tower Maintenance
By regularly maintaining your cooling tower you can reduce bacterial growth and the risk of legionnaires disease. Cooling tower maintenance also increase efficiency by finding pipe blockages, preventing scale and algae deposits and ensuring water treatment is sufficient. With over 50 years in business we have worked at locations ranging from refineries and chemical plants to mining companies and medical facilities. Some common cooling tower maintenance tasks include:
◉ Clean Cooling Tower Fill And Remove Mineral, Biological Scale And Other Deposits In The Fill.
◉ Full Drain And Refill Of The System.
◉ Basin Cleanout
◉ Water Pump Inspections.
◉ Fan Motor Inspection
◉ Belt Check and Changes
◉ Fan Shaft Lubrication
◉ Float Switch Testing
◉ Spray Nozzle Inspection And Adjustment
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Cooling Tower Installation
Let Rasmussen Mechanical help with your next cooling tower replacement. We can perform the demolition and installation of new cooling towers. We can install natural draft, mechanical draft, crossflow and counterflow cooling towers. Installation will vary depending on size and type but here are a few common installation practices:
• System Evaluation And Appropriate Cooling Tower Selection
• Site Prep And Demolition If Existing Tower Is Present
• Offload Cooling Tower Components
• Setting Basins Followed By Installing Sump Boxes
• Setting Uppers Followed By Installing Corner Brackets
• Install Cell Redirectors And Louver Panels
• Install Handrails, Ladders, Conduit And Wiring
• Finally Install System Piping
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