Cooling towers are large pieces of equipment designed to pull heat from buildings as well as in industrial and chemical processes. Commercial cooling towers are typically used as giant heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems to make the indoor environment comfortable for large buildings. Industrial cooling towers are used to pull heat from circulating water processes that may be used in production operations.
Cooling towers for smaller operations are located on top of commercial buildings or a separate maintenance building. Larger industrial operations may have the cooling towers as a standalone structure.
The operation of the cooling tower involves spraying large quantities of water down from the top of the tower to the bottom. Cool air enters the sides of the tower, as the air passes through the water. The heat in the water transfers into the air as well as some of the water evaporating. The heated air and evaporated water pass up through the top of the tower as the cooler water falls down and becomes recirculated through the building or through the necessary processes.
Industries That Rely on Cooling Towers
Any industry that has a recirculating water system that pulls heat from processes or from the building can use a water tower system. Common industries include schools, hospitals, and commercial offices.
Industrial operations that use cooling towers may include manufacturing plants such as:
- Rubber products
- Petroleum refineries
- Primary metals processing
- Food processing
The range of industries that can utilize cooling towers is vast. Many industries rely on custom designed cooling towers to ensure the system fits into their specific operations. Here at Star Cooling, we offer commercial and industrial prefabricated design cooling towers. Learn more about how cooling towers work, and whether one would be right for your operations, by contacting us today.