These are used to cool water that is usually used to remove heat from water-cooled machines and chillers. Given the high variation in temperature, it is not recommended that they be used to cool the molds or cylinders. In some cases, with the addition of an inverter or variable frequency fan for the fan, the water temperature can be kept very constant.
Here are the main applications and uses of cooling towers
The cooling towers were initially intended as water conservation devices and today continues to fulfill that function much more efficiently, sacrificing only 3% to 5% of the circulating water by evaporation, leakage, and disposal. The conservation rate is 95% for industries with limited supply or high cost of water services. Of course, it varies the temperature of the season or the changes in the environment in the place. However, even in the aridest regions, water savings through towers are significant.
REDUCTION OF ENERGY EXPENDITURE
In cooling towers operation, energy is used to drive fans and to pump water. In a typical air conditioning installation, the comparison of energy consumption yields important figures: condensing equipment, including cooling towers and evaporative condensers, would offer up to 45% consumption savings compared to air-cooled ones.
Many processes benefit from reducing the water temperature, from the final product result to increased efficiency. The higher the efficiency of the industrial revolution, the less energy is lost, and the easier it is to get rid of residual heat. Many processes are temperature sensitive and require cooling. Therefore highly efficient cooling technology is essential to ensure maximum performance.
Among other benefits of this system is noise pollution. It is significantly reduced because they require a lower airflow than directly air-cooled equipment.
Without them, many of the processes generated in these facilities could not be carried out or would do so with lower performance. Thus, there would be a greater consumption of natural resources, such as energy, water, oil, natural gas, and would pose a more significant threat to the environment, mainly due to greenhouse gases and noise pollution.
Repairing a Cooling Tower
- Steps to condition a cooling tower
- Clean and dry the entire surface properly.
- Repair possible breaks or perforations caused by rust and replace the most damaged parts so that the whole structure remains in good condition.
- Sand all aspects, especially those areas where more rust accumulates, and even if there is a layer of old paint, it must also be removed.
- Remove all the remains that have appeared with the sanding, either dust or any debris.
- Apply an anticorrosive primer treatment on the smooth and spotless surface.
- Paint the raft with paint that is highly resistant to water and changes in temperature and the chemicals used in these facilities.
On many occasions, the appropriate products are not used for the conditioning of the cooling towers, something that causes the walls and the floor to present a high level of corrosion and deterioration. Therefore, it is essential to trust a company specialized in this type of work because although the process is somewhat slow and laborious, the result will be impeccable. The installation will only need essential maintenance frequently to function perfectly over a long period of time.