Currently, it is thought that the novel coronavirus causing outbreaks of COVID-19 worldwide is not a significant risk of contaminating industrial cooling towers. Little research has been completed to date, however.
Spig S.p.A. (SPIG), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc., has been awarded a contract by BASF Antwerp NV for more than $3 million to design and supply two cooling towers for the company’s plant in Antwerp, Belgium. BASF Antwerp is one of the largest European producers and exporters of chemicals, plastics and performance products.
Spig S.p.A., a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, has been awarded a contract to provide cooling technologies and associated services for an industrial facility. The total contract value is more than $18 million over approximately 10 years.
During winter operation, a cooling tower brings as much low temperature air into contact with the flowing water as the tower fan(s) will permit. The greater the flow of cold air, the colder the water temperature will become. Fortunately, when under design process heat loads, the temperature gradients that naturally occur in counterflow cooling towers prevent the mass flow of water from reaching 32°F.
Evaporative cooling towers are one of the best long-term solutions for industrial cooling challenges. They offer advantages when compared to a dry cooler, notes one manufacturer. In a white paper, Gary Dicker, the director of DHD Cooling, offers his view on the two cooling technologies.
Can you imagine your community viewing industrial cooling equipment at your plant as cherished landmarks? Such is the case for four cooling towers at Ironbridge Power Station in Shropshire, which have stood since 1969. Once one of the United Kingdom’s largest plants, Ironbridge provided power for 750,000 homes.
While drift eliminators are important with any industrial process cooling tower, they are just as important at facilities like football stadiums. When the fill and drift eliminators on an on-site cooling tower at a popular NFL stadium in the U.S. needed to be replaced, Brentwood Industries was up for the job.
Spig S.p.A., a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc., completed a cooling tower upgrade project at Bell Bay, Tasmania. Spig provided a fiberglass-reinforced plastic cooling tower refurbishment to help ensure long plant life and avoid production downtime.
The 2020 AHR Expo announced its full schedule of sessions for the its education program, including more than 200 free seminars, new product and technology presentations, professional certifications and continuing education courses. The 2020 AHR Expo will be held February 3-5 in Orlando, Fla.