Cooling tower systems are some of the most important industrial systems in use today, and even if you’ve never realized it, you’ve probably seen quite a few cooling towers yourself. But what exactly do these towers do, and why are they so important for so many businesses?
- What is a cooling tower? Many industrial processes naturally produce extra heat during operations, which is called “waste heat” and which needs to be removed from the system so that the equipment can function properly. Cooling tower systems remove this waste heat out of the system, thereby keeping the equipment cool enough to operate.
- How do cooling tower systems work? There
If you help to manage energy systems run by municipalities or private companies, you probably know about cooling tower systems, cooling tower pumps, and how important they can be in ensuring that liquids are at the correct temperature.
Cooling towers can be used in a variety of other contexts–from regulating the temperature of industrial machinery or other materials to lowering the temperature of water utilized by chemical plants, oil refineries, thermal power stations, and in HVAC systems used specifically for residential or commercial buildings.
The first cooling towers were built to stand on their own or on top of buildings. Some of them used the flow of air from t