The activation of a new heat exchanger, pipeline and components, and cooling tower systems, can present problems not found in modifications or additions to existing systems. This paper will address some of the unexpected events that surfaced during activation of the cooling tower systems, piping, and valving and the steps taken to correct the occurrences.

86-12: Activation of a New Tower Facility

  • W.D. Lansford, P.E., Arnold Engineering Development Ctr.