Water is currently a major object of interest in industries because it has great applicability, mainly as a refrigerant fluid and in parallel, there is a need to develop mechanisms that optimize its use. Cooling towers are the equipment responsible for reducing the temperature of hot water from the process. In this work, we will use the mathematical modeling as the methodology for the determination of the thermal performance of a cooling tower located in an oil refinery in the state of Bahia, using design data and historical data for the related analysis.

18-09: Thermal Performance Assessment Through Cooling Tower Modeling: Refinery

  • Salvador Avila Filho, Jean Marcel Prazeres Silva, Ivan Costa Passos, Jade Spinola Ávila, Federal University of Bahia