Throughout the world, many users are or will be facing growing competition for the use of freshwater resources. Resulting restrictions in freshwater availability for evaporative cooling use may lead to potential production constraints. Johnson Controls has recently developed the Thermosyphon Cooler Hybrid System (TCHS), a combination of equipment and controls, which has the potential to significantly reduce make-up water requirements of conventional evaporative cooling systems while still maintaining the maximum peak process efficiencies on the hottest summer days. This paper will detail the TCHS and the ways it can provide water resiliency to power and processes relying on evaporative cooling.

14-01: Providing Water Resiliency for Power and Process Cooling Application