Accelerated equal basis lab testing is used for comparative fouling tests on second-generation Low-Clog fills, optimizing their thermal/low-fouling capabilities for a specific cooling duty/water condition. Fill selection guidelines are given. Tower application experience, including petrochemical, sugar, paper, geothermal power, and conventional power (surface and salt water cooled). Is reviewed for first generation low-fouling designs. Cleaning methods for high-performance film fills are discussed.

98-14: Fill Fouling in Counterflow Cooling Towers: Experimental & Field

  • Kenneth P. Mortensen, P.E., Stephen N. Conley, Marley Cooling Tower Company