There are several factors that need to be addressed prior to determining the appropriate cooling tower system for a facility with critical demands. Locations such as data centers, medical centers, airports, electronic chip manufacturers, etc. require special considerations in addition to the requirements of an average cooling tower system. This paper will review the normal design considerations encountered in designing custom built cooling tower systems with critical demands and will elaborate to include the special design considerations necessary for “Mission Critical Cooling Facilities.” Such considerations include building codes, customer requirements, environmental constraints, operational components, fire resistance, safety compliance, minimum maintenance, and a long service life that are mandatory for these critical cooling applications.

10-13: Design Considerations for Cooling Tower Systems with Critical Demands