Paper describes a data acquisition/monitoring system that provides multiple levels of icing alarm for a crossflow mechanical draft-cooling tower. System software compares the current operating status to the optimum operating status and recommends how many fans, cells, pumps, etc., to operate in order to provide the best net plant heat rate.

88-17: Artificial Intelligence for Operation of a Crossflow Mechanical Draft

  • Benjamin R. Crocker & David E. Wheeler, Environmental Systems Corporation, Gerald L. Mroczkowski & Richard E. Steiner, Wisconsin Public Servic