Discusses the state-of-the-art and history of the development of fill in counterflow and crossflow cooling towers. The paper will cover application principles, economics, and test methodology used to assure accurate performance predictions. The scope of the paper will address designs used worldwide for both power and industrial projects and address such issues as the various materials used, splash cooling designs, and film cooling designs.

84-03: Evolution of Cooling Tower Fill

  • Gary R. Mirsky, Custodis-Hamon Constructors, Inc. and J. Bauthier, Hamon-Sobelco, S.A.