There are instances when an owner wants to assess the thermal performance of just an individual cell of a cooling tower as per ATC 105. But the cold-water outlet being common for the entire tower it has been very difficult to devise a method wherein a cell can be isolated from the tower and thermally tested. This paper addresses a solution to this problem encompassing initial ideas, challenges faced, and troubleshooting involved in a fill demonstration test conducted in India as per CTI ATC-105, utilizing a unique, modular and cost-effective test set-up to thermally assess an individual cell of the tower.

19-11: Cold Water Data Collection Method for an Individual Cell of a

  • Navneet Kishor Dubey and Arushi Shukla, Brentwood Industries India Pvt Ltd