Four fan cells of a 30-year old, 14 cell crossflow, redwood splash fill tower were selected to install and test PVC-V-Bar fill. This paper deals with the demolition, installation and unique method of collecting tower off water temperature data to perform a CTI Performance Test. Because of cooling demand the entire 14-cell fan cell tower had to remain in service during the tests.

87-16: Restoration, Testing and Repair of 30-Year Cooling Tower at the

  • M.F. Shelton, Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc.