While factory-assembled cooling towers are compact enough to be tested and certified in environmental test chambers, field-erected towers can only be tested on-site once built. In order to rate them beforehand, their components must be tested individually in test cells designed to that effect. The size of the test cells, their configuration, operation and the instrumentation used to capture the fundamental thermodynamic data require money, time and good engineering skills to be able to acquire meaningful and useful data.
07-02: Design and Operation of a Counterflow Fill and Nozzle Test Cell
Jean-Pierre R. Libert - EvapTech, Inc.