After five years of development, a new cooling tower direct-drive motor has successfully completed its beta-test phase.
Prime Datum Inc., Canandaigua, N.Y., says the development program
and testing took place at a Hawaiian oil refinery.
The Zephyr integrated-drive system is designed for cooling
towers to improve process reliability and to avoid the losses in production and
revenue often experienced by mission-critical industries such as oil, gas,
petrochemical and power generation. Prime Datum first evaluated the problems
with the old gearbox fan-drive system, calculating lifecycle cost, the
developed, built and tested the Zephyr. According to the company, the return on
investment, after considering energy savings, utility rebates, reliability
improvements and reduction in service and maintenance, is approximately 30
Cooling Tower Motor Beta-Tested
March 1, 2011