Thinking of investing in high-performance commercial cooling towers? Let our specialists explain to you what a cooling tower is and how it works.
A cooling tower is a specialized device that reduces the water’s temperature by bringing air and water into direct contact. Once these two elements merge, a small volume of water is released in the air, thus reducing the temperature of the water that circulates through the cooling tower. During the process, unwanted heat coming to the people, lighting, sunlight, machines, and heat-generating equipment is removed.
Unfortunately, not all cooling towers are fit for all commercial applications. They are designed for different cooling purposes. Understanding their benefits and limitations will help you identify the right one for your project.
Natural Draft Cooling Towers are used for large power plants and industrial spaces with endless cooling water flow. It removes unsolicited heat by releasing the hot air into the atmosphere. They come in hyperbolic shape to encourage proper airflow.
Mechanical Draft Cooling Towers use common fans like centrifugal fans and propeller fans to circulate the air through the tower. Although they are more efficient than natural draft towers, they cost more to operate.
Crossflow Cooling Towers are designed to allow the air flow horizontally via the fill while the hot water flows in a descending motion from the distribution basins.
Counterflow Cooling Towers are designed to move the air upward and the counter-current to move downward to cool the air. Compared to other types, they are likely to freeze up in the cold while allowing you to save energy over time.