The port authority of Port Arthur, Texas, has ordered a wet-surface air cooler (WSAC) closed-loop, evaporative cooler from Niagara Blower Heat Transfer Solutions for a refinery expansion project.
Niagara Blower, Buffalo, N.Y., will engineer and manufacture
the field-erected WSAC system to cool the Motiva Port Arthur refinery’s wastewater
streams prior to biological treatment during the hottest summer months without
the need for refrigeration.
The cooler has a redundant design and capacity control.
According to the manufacturer, WSAC technology provides the lowest possible
outlet temperature and requires less plot space. With a WSAC system, the
process stream is cooled directly inside the tube bundles, a heat transfer
technology that combines with elements of a heat exchanger and cooling tower in
a single structure. The spray water does not circulate through the surface
exchanger, so the cooler or condenser can use poor quality water as spray
makeup and reduce plant wastewater discharge.
Refinery Project Selects Niagara Cooler
January 6, 2009