Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Cooling Towers - Types and Functions

48 views

Published on

With the onset of Legionnaires’ disease, there is an urgent requirement for a close check on cooling towers. Therefore, it becomes a prerequisite to have an idea of a cooling water treatment service provider. HydroChem provides a wide range of services, and that also includes Legionella Risk Management as well. To know more, visit the website now.

Published in: Services
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Cooling Towers - Types and Functions

  1. 1. Cooling Towers - Types and Functions With the onset of Legionnaires’ disease, there has been, what seems to be, an urgent requirement for a close check on cooling towers. The government themselves have taken it up as a priority to curb the same. With such a scenario, it becomes a prerequisite to have an idea of a cooling water treatment service provider. Since 1977, HydroChem has been into the industry and provides for a wide range of services, and that includes Legionella Risk Management. But before going further into the treatment process, let’s take a glimpse of the types of such towers. What are the various types of Cooling Towers? Cooling towers come in various sizes and types. And hence, knowing the pros and cons of each is essential to decide on which one suits the best for any given project. Following is a brief description of some of the various kinds. 1. Crossflowing As the name suggests, it involves water and air flowing in the form of a cross. The water fed to the boiler flows vertically. While at the same time, the air is let in horizontally, across the flow of the water.
  2. 2. 2. Counterflow In this case, the water and air are allowed to flow in opposite directions and hence the name counterflow. The air flows vertically upwards as against the downward flow of water. 3. Induced Draft In this case, the fan is placed on top. This way, air is pulled through the water feed to the top. 4. Forced Draft The fan is at the base of the tower. Air is pushed in through air inlets. That said, How does the Cooling Tower Work?  Step 1: Water heated up by an industrial process or condenser from an air conditioner is sent into cooling towers to bring down the temperature.
  3. 3.  Step 2: In-between, while passing through the tower, the water is made to come in contact with as much air possible through an electric fan.  Step 3: Once it cools down, the water is sent back to the condenser, where it absorbs more heat and is then sent back to the cooling tower to continue the process. They say prevention is better than cure. And well, when there have come into place government initiatives and companies providing services in line with them, why not make the most of it. A timely check and treatment can save a lot of lives!

×