Finer Points of Specifying Cooling Towers

This article discusses open-tower vs. closed-tower design, water treatment, location, and other considerations that play a part in cooling-tower selection.

The foundation of a building's heat-transfer strategy, the cooling-tower specification cannot be undone during construction. The best tower is not necessarily the one that proved successful on the last project, but the one promising the lowest energy and maintenance costs, the most reliability, and the longest life for the project at hand.

As requirements for buildings become more stringent, so do those for cooling towers. Read on for ways to keep your cooling-tower planning and

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