Evaporative Cooling Technology Focus of February Conference
Evaporative heat transfer, cooling towers and cooling water treatment remain the focus of the Cooling Technology Institute’s annual conference. The meeting will take place February 7-11 at the Hilton Houston North in Houston.
The conference program includes a concurrent technical session schedule where two technical sessions will run simultaneously. Topics include:
- Mechanical behavior of polymer cooling tower fills and a study on PVC use in cooling towers.
- Retrofitting cooling tower fans to direct-drive technology as well as the use of large diameter fans for air-cooled heat exchangers.
- Cooling tower maintenance and safety.
- Cooling tower water makeup issues.
- Cooling water analysis, controlled hydrodynamic cavitation and scale and corrosion monitoring.
- Sessions on cooling water corrosion inhibitors, biocides to control microbial growth and surfactant blends to control biofilms.
- Research on the evaporative condensers unified nominal and performance evaluation.
- A case study exploring a carbon fiber water pipeline upgrade.
- Thermal model and computational fluid dynamics modeling of cooling tower performance under certain conditions.
Legionellosis is a key focus of the meeting due in part to new standards from ASHRAE and CTI related to Legionella testing, reporting and notification requirements. A session during the concurrent conference program will address the ASHRAE Legionella Standard 188. On Wednesday, February 10, CTI will host a half-day educational session on Legionellosis. During that panel, ASHRAE 188 as well as CTI’s CTI GDL-159, a guideline intended to assist those involved with evaporative heat rejection equipment in effectively managing the equipment relative to risk of Legionnaires’ disease, will be addressed.
The event also will include a panel discussion on water treatment and an owner-operator session as part of the conference program. On Tuesday, February 9, a tabletop exhibition allows attendees to meet with equipment and service providers to learn more about current evaporative heat transfer and water treatment technologies.
For additional information, visit www.cti.org.