All cooling towers use a combination of heat and mass transfer to cool process water. Use this special editorial collection of cooling towers to arm yourself with tower knowledge and help you protect your process equipment.

For more information about any of the towers included in this roundup, use the provided contact information or contact editor Linda Becker at (630) 694-4332 or e-mail, and she will provide you with contact names and information.

Crossflow Cooling Tower

Corrosion-resistant, galvanized steel cooling towers are offered in 5- to 125-ton capacities. Designed to ease maintenance and provide maximum efficiency, the tower's PVC nozzles ensure that water entering the tower is distributed uniformly over thermoplastic media material. Field-erectable, the tower has a structural steel base ready for rooftop, elevated or ground-level installations. Its small footprint makes it suitable for applications with limited space.
Tecumseh Cool Products
(517) 456-1300

Counterflow Cooling Tower

FPT Series utilizes Composolite modular system, a fiberglass-panel technology that provides users with a strong, fire-retardant pultruded fiberglass tower with a UV-protected, nonskid coating. Factory-assembled components and subassemblies provide fast, consistent and safe construction as well as low maintenance. The counterflow tower includes a pultruded fiberglass deck with nonskid coating.
Midwest Towers Inc.
(405) 224-4622

Custom and Modular Counterflow Cooling Towers

Custom and modular cooling towers are designed to complement the architecture of the building it serves, thereby creating a blended balance of aesthetics and function. Design features of all towers include permanently aligned mechanical equipment design, high-quality materials of construction, accessibility for inspection and maintenance, and thermal reliability. Counterflow designs incorporating ceramic tile fill, PVC film or splash fills can be installed in permanent precast concrete or fiberglass design structure housings.
Tower Engineering Inc.
(800) 759-6600

Custom Cooling Towers

Cooling towers are designed and engineered to suit customer's operating conditions and environmental requirements. Materials of construction include pultruded GRP, timber, standard GRP and RCC. Each tower is built to suit the client's operating conditions. Infill is made out of PVC, PP, timber and other materials.
Paharpur Cooling Towers Ltd.

Cooling Towers

FRP cooling towers are energy efficient and simple to maintain and service. Other features include light weight, durability, compact size and installation ease. Towers range in size from 5 to 2,000 tons.
American Chillers and Cooling Tower Systems
(706) 736-5101

Custom and Predesigned Cooling Towers

Design features of counterflow and crossflow cooling towers include guaranteed thermal performance. Other features include computer analysis for optimum design, custom and predesigned sizes, minimum fan horsepower, low pumping head and aesthetic design. With rugged, heavy-duty construction using wood, concrete, steel or fiberglass, the towers are constructed for easy maintenance and through bolted framing.
Tower Performance Inc.
(973) 966-1116

Cooling Tower Systems

Systems available include cooling tower systems, pump decks and tower cells. The complete cooling tower systems include pump tanks. Other products include central and portable air- and water-cooled chillers, hot oil units, and water-circulating temperature control systems.

QPC Systems Inc.
(616) 394-6988

Plastic One-Piece Cooling Towers

Pioneer cooling towers are forced-draft, counterflow-design cooling towers with single module capacities from 10 to 100 cooling tons. These towers utilize a unitary, seamless, engineered plastic design. Standard features include a seamless engineered plastic (HDPE) shell, corrosion-proof construction, a forward curved centrifugal blower with totally enclosed motor, PVC water distribution system with non-clogging, large-orifice, removable nozzles and high efficiency PVC fill. The tower is factory assembled to ease installation.
Delta Cooling Towers Inc.
(800) 289-3358

Fiberglass Cooling Towers

Features of the FC Series include fiberglass construction of the tower casing and basin, reinforced fiberglass internal structural supports, 304 stainless steel fan support and fasteners, and PVC fill, drift eliminators, louvers and water distribution system. The leakproof, one-piece basin has molded, recessed bolt pockets for mounting on two I-beams. The integral inlet louver system prevents splash and windage loss and eases access to the basin. The TEAO direct-drive fan motor has double-sealed, permanently lubricated motor bearings to eliminate motor maintenance.
Thermal Care Inc.
(888) 828-7387

Fiberglass Cooling Tower

Fiberglass cooling tower is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, and the heavy-duty model is designed to help eliminate the need for gaskets, making them easily field-assembled with the company's slipfit tri-shell system. The tower can be built in multiple cells to provide redundancy and satisfy large-capacity system demands.
Whaley Products Inc.
(940) 569-4116

Closed-Circuit Cooling Towers

Induced-draft FXV product line includes single air inlet cells and larger, higher capacity dual air inlet models. Standard design features satisfy environmental concerns, minimize installation costs, maximize year-round operating reliability and simplify maintenance requirements. Thermal performances of all are independently certified by the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI), eliminating the need for onsite field tests. The company's Combined Flow Technology employs a combination of coil and wet-deck heat transfer surfaces to increase performance. They are designed to ease access for maintenance and offer low sound levels and low operating weights.
Baltimore Aircoil Co.
(410) 799-6200

Crossflow Cooling Towers

Certified by CTI, FWS Series can be factory or field assembled. The crossflow cooling towers are offered in single, double and multi-cell configurations. The heavy-duty towers are designed of non-corrosive materials, and the crossflow design eases maintenance. All major components, including motors, axial fans, fan-drive assembly and fill/media, have been developed to ensure maximum efficiency with low energy consumption. The small footprint provides space savings, ensuring the cooling tower meets the limited space requirements.
Protec Cooling Towers Inc.
(305) 594-3684

Modular Cooling Tower

TTXE Series is a counterflow, mechanical-draft cooling tower designed to reduce installation time and costs, operating costs and tower maintenance. Individual cooling tower modules are available in sizes ranging from 155 to 882 tons, with modular “plug and play” interconnectivity that allows up to 100,000 cooling tons, or 300,000 gal/min, per installation. The factory-assembled towers are designed for power and process cooling applications.
Tower Tech Inc.
(405) 290-7788

Nonferrous Cooling Tower Cells

Offered in a range of capacities from 45 to 540 tons, Power Tower Series cooling tower cells provide cooling water 95°F to 85°F (at 78°F wet bulb). They are manufactured of nonferrous materials to provide high performance and long service life. Made of a high strength, custom-designed fiberglass shell, the towers are supplied with a structural steel base and ready for rooftop or elevated-stand mounting. The honey-comb channeled, stacked wet deck ensures maximum heat transfer, and the TEFC motor and fan assembly employ a direct-drive design to minimize service requirements.
Advantage Engineering
(317) 887-0729

Fiberglass Cooling Towers

Dura-Lite is designed for a long service life with minimal maintenance. The fiberglass tower is built to eliminate leaks, provide good UV protection and withstand seismic and hurricane winds. Its exterior can be custom-colored to match any surrounding. Interior components can be tailored to meet abrasive water chemistries or water that may foul other towers. Unit is lightweight and can be hoisted in one piece to the top of roofs or field-assembled where hoisting is not practical.
U.S. Cooling
(800) 272-5481

Fluid Cooling

Marley's MH fluid cooler keeps the process fluid in a clean, closed loop, and combines the function of a cooling tower and heat exchanger into one system. It uses mechanical, induced-draft, crossflow technology and fill media located above the coil. Design benefits include maximum system efficiency by reducing fouling and scaling tendencies and reduced system energy and maintenance costs.
SPX Cooling Technologies
913 664 7400

Vertical Flow Cooling Towers

Series ICE CT-RF (round, counterflow) and CT-SF (square, crossflow) Series are designed to consistently produce chilled water for all processes that require 85°F (29°C) fluid temperature. The cooling towers are light, compact and offer a long service life under severe conditions. Its fiberglass mat laminated from unsaturated polyester resin construction is covered with a gel coat to form a smooth surface. Tower's internal construction is made from a rigid PVC sheet that is embossed and corrugated in a honeycomb configuration for high thermal efficiency.
Budzar Industries Inc.
(440) 918-0505

Counterflow, Crossflow Cooling Towers

Counterflow and crossflow cooling towers are designed and built for utilities and process industries. Complete cooling tower services also are offered, including reconstruction, upgrade, inspection, testing and replacement parts.
(905) 332-1404

Fiberglass Cooling Towers

Line of single- and dual-cell cooling towers is made of extra-thick fiberglass to provide a long service life. Fiberglass-reinforced polyester casings and water basins have UV-inhibitor in the gel coat to eliminate fiberglass deterioration and pigment fading. Tower is supplied assembled on a structural steel integral base. Pipe connections are welded in place for easier installation and hookup. Additional features include PVC fill; standard NEMA-frame TEFC motors with no belts or gear reducers; low speed propeller fans; stainless steel internal framing and hardware; one-piece water distributor with no moving parts and nonclogging design; PVC drift eliminators; and nonferrous inlet baffles.
Berg Chilling Systems
(416) 755-2221

Fiberglass Cooling Tower

Suited for use in plastics and other process applications, cooling tower is constructed of fiberglass to ensure tower durability. The lighter weight of a fiberglass tower also enables a smaller, more energy-efficient fan motor to be used, providing cost savings. All units are designed, engineered and tested in the company's research and development laboratory.
Cooling Tower Systems Inc.
(800) 752-1905

Temporary Cooling Towers

Utilizing temporary cooling towers allows a plant to continue running at 100 percent capacity while routine or emergency maintenance needs are met. The modular cooling towers can be installed and fully functional within a short time frame. The company also offers a full service option for power requirements, including generators, transformers, electrical distribution, cable and other accessories.
(877) 603-6021

Evaporative Towers

Line includes several types of cooling towers from economical fiberglass models, to crossflow, counterflow and forced draft technologies to meet individual conditions. Tower systems are available for closed-loop and free-cooling options and can be equipped with side-stream filtration, heat-traced insulation, elevating structures and other thermal and mechanical requirements. Applications include chiller condenser cooling, plant-wide heat exchanger cooling, compressor and reactor jackets, free-cooling chiller bypass systems, die-cast mold cooling and other industrial process needs.
Freeze Co
(800) 339-8982

Water Treatment for Cooling Towers

The advanced method of water treatment equipment for cooling towers reduces contaminants, operating costs and chemical usage. The units have computer control with remote monitoring.
Nytrox Systems Inc.
(877) 698-7691

Crossflow Cooling Tower

Model LRC-H offers lighter weights and reduces space requirements. The crossflow cooling tower employs a multicell design to accommodate seasonal cooling needs.
Amcot Cooling Tower Corp.
(800) 444-8693

Induced Draft Cooling Tower

Ultra SST is a type 316/304 stainless steel, induced-draft counterflow design with a CTI-certified capacity range of 109 to 4,075 nominal tons (479 to 17916 kW). Standard construction consists of type 316 stainless steel basin.
(410) 756-2600

Cooling Tower Filter

Cottonwood-pollen screening system keeps cooling towers free of airborne debris such as bugs, paper, birds, cottonwood and pollen. Made of fiberglass and coated with polypropylene, the filtering system can be cleaned with a broom or a shop vacuum.
Air Solution Co.
(513) 860-9784

Structural Tower Components

Structural fiberglass cooling tower components are lightweight, offer high strength, are flame retardant, electrically non-conductive and easy to install. The members do not rust, rot or bow.
Bedford Reinforced Plastics
(814) 623-8125

Crossflow Cooling Tower

Tower a small footprint that makes it suitable for applications with limited space or for areas where basins are expensive to install. The tower uses a combination of film and splash fills. The heavy concentration of water flow in the crossflow direction helps keep fill free of debris and scale.
Phelps Engineering Co.
(949) 661-4941