There are several components that work together to create a fully functional, efficient cooling tower. Many of these components are going to need to be replaced and/or repaired during the cooling tower’s lifetime. Below is a closer look at some of these parts, including the gearboxes, drift reducers, fill media, fans, nozzles, and more.
Gearboxes are available in several different gear ratios and styles to support the fan speeds and various strengths of cooling towers. Cooling tower manufacturers usually allow customers to buy new gearboxes or have skilled professionals that can renew or restore a gearbox with OEM parts. Universal Tower Parts uses OEM and all-American manufactured parts for gearboxes.
Drift reducers are vital cooling tower parts that work to remove water droplets in the air and recycle the moisture for operative processes. They accomplish this by swiftly forcing the moist air in a different direction, removing the moisture from the air, and diverting it to a different part of the cooling tower.
Fill media is a vital cooling tower material. A lot of present-day cooling towers productively utilize plastic fill media for increased water evaporation. Water is distributed through the media, in which flattens out into a thin layer with a substantial surface area. This process makes it possible for leftover moisture and heat to swiftly evaporate.
The primary components of selecting fill media include Total Suspended Solids levels, water makeup, intended use, and susceptibility to contamination. The two key types of fill media are film-style, in which circulates water across a flat surface, and splash-style, in which separates moisture. Crossflow and counterflow fill media are other kinds of materials at hand for specialty cooling towers.
Fans serve the intention of pushing or forcing air across a cooling tower. The fans are required to be resilient enough to stand up to the abrasive atmosphere in which they work. They are usually pretty loud, but there are more muffled cooling tower fans available. These fans can be seen in crossflow, counterflow, and other types of draft cooling towers. Natural air-flow cooling towers do not need fans, because they use natural currents and water-cooling methods.
Nozzles are mostly located in crossflow cooling towers, in which takes advantage of the power of gravity to circulate water. In these types of systems, water is raised to distribution reservoirs on top of the fill media. Then gravity draws the water through the fill media using nozzles at the bottom of the reservoirs.
Driveshafts are custom-made for transferring energy from a cooling tower engine’s discharge shaft into the input shaft of the gear reducer. This process creates a spinning force that rotates the fan blades. Driveshafts come in lengths ranging from 2 feet in compact AC towers to 20 feet plus in large-scale industrial towers. Driveshafts are required to be rust-proof because of the caustic atmospheres they operate in.
Air intake louvers
Air intake or inlet louvers hinders sunlight from getting into the water reservoir, which prevents algae and mold from growing and decreases chemical costs. These louvers also stop water from spraying out of the reservoir. This benefit decreases the amount of water and chemicals required, at the same time making the reservoir itself easier to get to and take out. Counterflow air intake louvers have been known to produce scales when they are not correctly cleaned and maintained. This issue limits air circulation and reduces the productiveness of the whole system.
Electric float valves
Electric float valves are unproblematic parts that maintain the performance of your cooling tower for a prolonged length of time. In a lot of cases, you can purchase electric float valve bundles that come with floats, valves, and arms to accomplish a variety of different duties.
Reservoir heaters prevents the water from freezing in cooling tower reservoirs throughout winter. These components are suitable for use with various commercial cooling tower companies, including Evapco and BAC. Bearing both UL and CSA ratings, BAC reservoir heaters are manufactured with resilient copper heating components that endure.