A cooling tower is an essential component to run a power plant, manufacturing units, and factories. The primary job of the cooling tower is to simply remove the excess heat and humidity from the building caused by machines. Cooling towers are also used for ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and other industrial purposes. They are energy-efficient and cost-effective in operation.
If you’re planning to buy a cooling tower for your factory, you may come up with several questions about the product? In this blog, we will discuss some of the frequently asked questions related to cooling towers.
Q1. What is a cooling tower?
A cooling tower is a specialized heat exchanger in which the water and air are brought in direct contact to remove the heat and humidity from the building. After water comes in contact with air, it starts to reduce temperature; as a result, a small amount of water is evaporated, thereby reducing temperature.
Q2. Why should I use a cooling tower?
The machines at factories and manufacturing units generate a tremendous amount of heat which needs to be cooled down for operating efficiently. The most cost-effective way of maintaining machines is by installing a cooling tower.
Q3. How many types of cooling towers are there?
We offer 3 types of cooling tower
CROSS FLOW COOLING TOWER
Tower Tech’s crossflow cooling tower is one of the widely used cooling towers in the industries. In the crossflow cooling- air flows via the fills in the horizontal direction, and water flows down in vertical direction. The cooling tower has splash type fillings that hold the higher suspended particles.
Application of crossflow cooling tower
- Chemical Plant
- Light to medium scale industries
- Pharmaceutical Plant
- Plastic Processing Plant
- Process Cooling
Rectangular/Square Cooling Tower
Tower Tech’s square/rectangular cooling tower comes in different capacities and shapes. This type of cooling tower operates according to the COUNTERFLOW COOLING TOWER principle, where air flows vertically through the fitted fillings at the top while the water flows downward. In a rectangular cooling tower, an induced draught fan is attached to the motor which pulls in air to draft it upwards leading to faster cooling of the air. Less pressure and circulation required for cooling.
Benefits of Square Cooling Tower
- Energy Efficient
- Low Fouling Film or Splash fills
- Low height Pump head
- High Performance
- Less Maintenance
- Optimized cooling
- FRP Wood or Concrete Structures
Round/Bottle Cooling Tower
The round cooling tower has a unique design and outstanding technology. Because of the round shape, the airflow inside the cooling tower is uniformly distributed. The hot water inlet fitted at the bottom flows water to the mechanical rotary sprinkler. The inlet water pressure rotates the sprinkler, featuring arm pipes with orifices to evenly disperse water to the fill. The evaporated water removes the excess heat from the rest of the water.
The Bottle or Round cooling tower stands apart from the rest because of compact design and varying flute sizes to offer maximum heat transfer.
Benefits of Round Cooling Tower
- High Strength
- Chemical Resistance
- Part Consolidation
Fan less, Fill less Cooling Tower
Tower Tech offers the best INDUSTRIAL COOLING TOWERS that are fanless and fill less. This type of cooling system don’t have fans and fills. To restrict the water spillage, wooden louvers are used on the sidewalls of the cooling towers. The cooling of water takes place from the outside wind that enters into cooling towers and acts as a cooling medium. The hot water is sprayed on the top of the cooling tower with spray nozzles.
Benefits of Fanless, Fill less Cooling Tower
- Inexpensive because no fans and fills are fitted
- Less noise
- Energy Efficient
- Low Maintenance
Q4. How much does a cooling tower cost?
The price of cooling towers starts from INR 20,000 and ranges up to 2 lakh depending on the structure, features, and application. The cost varies as per industrial cooling towers manufacturers.
Q5. Why do cooling towers require maintenance?
A well-maintained cooling tower will work with original optimum efficiency, keeping energy costs low.
Lubricating fan shaft bearings every three months is required to maintain the proper functioning of the cooling system.
Annual maintenance of cooling towers by professionals will help in the following ways.
- The operating efficiency of your cooling tower remains optimal
- Your cooling tower continues to operate as a new system
- Your cooling tower holds its cooling capacity
- The risk of Legionella’s disease is reduced
- Regular cooling tower services extends the working life of cooling tower is extended (so you do not have to replace your cooling tower so soon)
- Premature wear and tear, spillage of your cooling tower is avoided
Cooling Tower is a heat exchanger system that is essential in factories, and manufacturing units to remove excess heat and from the building and facilitate machines to run smoothly.
Tower Tech is one of the leading COOLING TOWER SUPPLIERS and manufacturers in India, with 22 years of hands-on experience. The company makes advanced cooling towers using superior quality material and offers them at affordable prices.