This paper documents thermal performance improvements in large industrial crossflow cooling towers through the innovative application of film fill. Includes discussion of new crossflow tower design that delivers film fill performance previously available only in large industrial counterflow cooling towers. The paper highlights the successful replacement of a large splash bar fill crossflow tower with a new film fill crossflow tower at a midwestern power plant. Benefits of increased capacity, lower near field sound level, and elimination of falling water splash out are also identified.
95-07: Innovative Application of Film Fill in Large Industrial Crossflow
David Suptic, The Marley Cooling Tower Company