WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, which was built in 1921, had to modernize the mechanical systems that ensured the reliability of critical patient-care functions. The hospital’s cooling towers were at the top of the list of equipment that needed to be updated.

As part of a five-year effort, the cooling towers were replaced within the hospital’s existing footprint. The new systems provide additional capacity for N+1 redundancy.

Manufactured by Evapco Inc., Taneytown, Md., the two induced-draft, counterflow cooling towers are rated for 2,063 gal/min. Each has with two modular 300-ton cells, for a total of 1,200 tons of evaporative-cooling capacity. The cooling towers have galvanized-steel ladders and platforms to ease access to fan motors and water-distribution components for service and maintenance.

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