Ultimately, the heat generated from industrial process and chillers must be rejected to some heat sink, or the heat recovered and re-used. Evaporative cooling towers, dry-coolers, geo-thermal loops, rivers and lakes are utilized in open and closed loops. When possible, the recovery of waste heat and returning it to useful purposes is our objective. For high quality process waste heat, absorption chillers may be beneficial. In other conditions, energy can be better utilized by placing heat exchangers between the process heated fluids and the outdoor cooler air in order to recover the heat energy.
Cooling towers and evaporative condensers from CTI rated manufacturers are acceptable. Open or closed systems, operating over what range and climate may dictate the best type of tower or brand.
Fiberglass cooling towers are cost-effective, have a 30-year life expectancy, are CTI certified and are backed by a 15-year fiberglass warranty. This is a reasonable alternative to our metal cooling tower options..
• Environmentally friendly: supports water treatment. No passivation.
• Motors: marine duty, premium efficiency, cast iron.
• Corrosion-resistant materials.
• Wide access doors.
• PVC fill with UV protection, fire resistant, non-combustible.
• We fabricate our own support structures
• Stainless-Steel is available
An air cooled heat exchanger system uses the ambient air temperature to cool a fluid circulating through a coil. This type of cooling can be used when the fluid being cooled is as close as 5°F or higher than ambient temperature.
An air cooled heat exchanger, often referred to as a dry-cooler is comprised of a coil, inlet/outlet headers, fans, motors, structural stand and several potential options.
Adiabatic systems can further reduce energy for heat rejection to dry coolers. Data-center adiabatic systems utilize fine filtration and reverse osmosis water treatment. Controls correlate relative humidity and heat load to enable minimal make-up water usage.
Recover waste heat whenever possible. Depending on the waste heat available, and the need for chilled water, absorption chillers may be our best option.
For many climates, free-cooling during colder months is practical is easily integrated into FCS Modular Chiller Plants.
For certain applications using oil-free centrifugal chillers, thermosiphon free-cooling and even refrigerant economizers using evaporative condensers are available to reduce the kW demand for producing chilled water.
Free-cooling often includes a close-approach plate heat exchanger that is connected to the chilled water supply loop. When ambient conditions allow, the cooling tower and free-cooling system provides enough cooling to stage off the chillers. With proper sensors, valves, and controls, this is an automatic switchover.
Cooling Tower Features
All FRP unitized casing and internal structure. Stainless-steel is also available.
Stainless steel hardware
Complete structures with safety-ladders, rails and walkways for elevated cooling towers are available.
UV Protection for extended life & strength
Optimum Design for all season performance including freezing climates
Fiberglass-Reinforced-Polyamide adjustable pitch Fans
Self extinguish PVC fill & PVC drift eliminator
Direct drive, low speed, TEFC, Inverter Duty, Marine Duty, NEMA fan motors
Low noise operation
No moving internal parts
Fixed non-clog distribution nozzles with variable flow rates
Triple-pass PVC Air Inlet Louvers
Large, easily removable access doors
Corrosion resistant strainers
Single or multiple fan configurations with common sump
Greater resistance against chlorides, sulfates, total dissolved solids and pH instability
No passivization process needed, no fear of “white rust”
Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers and Dry-Coolers
Our coil tubes and fins can be manufactured using copper, stainless steel, aluminum, steel and galvanized steel
Headers can be threaded pipe, flanged pipe, boxed end headers and plugged headers
Aluminum and Plastic fan blades are used in several different configurations.
Induced Draft or Forced Draft
NEMA and EC. Direct drive or Belt driven
Heavy duty galvanized steel with a polyurethane paint, galvanized steel (no paint) or aluminum
- Epoxy coated fins
- E-Coat over entire coil
- Air filters
- Fin spacing to meet specific applications
- Individual fan disconnects
- Custom mounting legs to meet height requirements
- Vibration dampers
- Control panels
- Pump Station
- Adiabatic Design (lowers dry bulb temperature of air before going over the cooling coil)
FLUID COOLING SYSTEMS, LLC
6100 Birch Drive • Flint, MI 48507