One of the most popular cooling systems is the circular cooling tower, also known as the bottle-shaped cooling tower. It is used in many residential and commercial buildings, including airports, shopping malls, hospitals, and schools, in addition to large manufacturing plants. This essential heat removal mechanism works by using an internal circulation system to process waste heat that is emitted into the atmosphere. But what about FPR cooling towers? Read this text to know about it.
What is an FPR cooling tower?
The term “FRP cooling tower” refers to a type of cooling tower made of glass fiber-reinforced plastic that has been specially designed for heat exchange, allowing hot water and air to interact at a lower temperature. A cooling water stream is used to push the waste heat from the FRP cooling tower into the atmosphere, where it is mechanically treated as a heat removal mechanism. FRP cooling towers are often used in chemical, petrochemical, and thermal power plants, as well as for cooling buildings with HVAC systems. Cooling towers can be in induced draft or natural draft.
What is the working process of cooling towers?
These towers have two different modes of operation: either dispersion (wet bulb air temperature estimate) or air pressure (dry bulb air temperature estimate). The last method is an open-loop system, in which water is sent to the highest point of the cooling tower and then discharged through a supply pipe, which helps the water to condense into droplets. These droplets are exposed to some of the air that flows around them and cools them. Then, at the base of the design, this cooled air is collected and returned to the forming interaction.
However, the fading technique exposes the water to outside air so that the normal dispersion cycle can take place. The faster the cooling effect, the more significant the temperature difference between the water and the surrounding air. This type of cooling system can create a closed or open circuit and is more suited to dry areas than humid or tropical ones.
What are the features of FPR cooling towers?
Casing / Shell
Compared with square-type cooling towers, the round bottle-shaped shell can withstand high wind speeds, strong shocks, and vibrations. For the same FRP thickness, the round shape is stronger than the square shape. The consistent air dispersion ensured by the round shape optimizes heat dissipation. The uneven distribution caused by the square shape creates hotspots with poor heat dissipation. To improve tower performance, Artech engineers take great care to ensure that the circular tower segments are perfectly sealed with a continuous type sealant during construction.
Excellent FRP Quality
Advanced FRP laminates made from resin increase the strength of the shell, which reduces vibration and ensures a longer life of the tower. The Neo Pental Glycol (NPG) Gelcoat finish guarantees UV protection, color retention, and superior finish, all contributing to a more beautiful and elegant appearance.
What is the installation process of a cooling tower?
A circular cooling tower can be partially or completely manufactured in a factory. Smaller cooling towers, especially those with smaller capacities, are often completely constructed in the factory. They just need to be fixed and secured to the masonry base, making installation easier and faster. Larger and more powerful circular cooling towers are often manufactured in factories by cooling tower manufacturers. Since they must first be hand-made on site before placement, as they are only factory-made, they take more time to install. However, the setup is the same as for smaller cooling towers.
Maintenance of Round Bottle Cooling Tower
A bottle cooling tower requires less maintenance than other types of cooling towers in terms of maintenance. Most of its internal components are also easy to access and maintain. The sprinkler cartridge, fan, and eliminator are easily accessible from the top of the tower if replacement or repair is required. You usually don’t need to touch the cooling tower casing.
Although a circular cooling tower requires less maintenance, it is still important to follow a proper maintenance schedule regularly. Scale deposits and clogged nozzles are two common cooling tower problems that can be prevented with proper maintenance. In addition, it helps ensure efficient water treatment and sufficient airflow, all of which increase the overall efficiency of the cooling tower system. Regular maintenance can also help you catch any problems as early as possible, helping you avoid more damage in the future.
FRP cooling towers have gained an advantage over other cooling towers in terms of quality and maintenance. Low maintenance is a significant benefit of fiberglass construction in addition to its strength and flexibility.
Even if repairs are necessary, they can still be completed in a matter of hours. This is the main reason why we recommend FRP cooling towers to our customers. Since quality and durability are the things we always strive to provide the best service to our clients, even if you need to move this FRP cooling tower from one place to another, its rigidity and durability will still be firm.