Water-cooled systems provide many advantages for campus-type district energy systems, including low first cost, low operating cost, and reduced space requirements. Cooling towers are often the forgotten "back-end" of the cooling system, yet play a key role in the operation of the entire system. A well-designed evaporative cooling tower installation is critical to achieving the maximum benefit from the system investment. This paper provides insight into key considerations for these large cooling tower installations, including tower configurations, proper selection, layout, sound, plume, water use, control strategies, and maintenance.

06-15: Guidelines for Successful Cooling Tower Installations for Campus

  • Frank T Morrison, Baltimore Aircoil Company