How to install cooling towers in a commercial building

Jon Lawson

Looking forward to improving the functioning of the machines in your industry through the use of cooling towers? Then you are at the right place. Here, Brain Liu at Sara Cooling Tower has all the answers.

A heat rejection and modification system is probably what you need in your company to help reduce the number of repairs you have for your machines at a time. Luckily, most industries today have taken advantage of the use of cooling towers and used them to help regulate the amount of heat being produced. 

For this reason, on top of the roofs of many industries, you will find tank-like structures. These are the cooling towers which are used to ensure that the overall temperature in the industry is moderate. 

However, in case you have not yet installed cooling towers in your commercial building, then it is still not too late and you can still improve on that. 

Read on to understand the process you need to follow when installing cooling towers in your commercial building and get to save yourself a fortune. 

What is best practice when installing cooling towers in commercial buildings?

Whether you are opting for new construction or replacing what you already have, installing cooling towers in a commercial building needs perfection. After all, the installation that you are making is a permanent one or one that will remain over a long time. 

First, you need to select the best place on the building to install the tower. Ideally, when choosing the most ideal place, remember that the best place is where there is a shadow. 

You could take advantage of the shadow from the building itself or other surrounding buildings. Surrounding trees and other topographic features could also be ideal to use as shadows. 

On the other hand, when choosing a good location for the cooler machine, ensure that you place it within the flows of the natural winds in the building site. This helps boost the performance of the machine. 

Other factors that you need to consider when choosing the location are such as the acoustical strategies of the design of the spaces and other features around. This will help you ensure that all drawbacks of having the cooling tower around are considered. 
When it comes to installing the cooling towers especially if you are doing it on top of a commercial building, you need to ensure that the system or the building is well built and strong enough to support the towers. Therefore, you will need to invite an engineer or architect for them to give you the go-ahead. 

In some cases, some of the experts or technicians that you hire to help you in the installation of the cooling towers will help you determine whether the building is strong enough. In the event the building is not strong enough, they will advise you on how to go about the whole process and ensure that everything was good.
After you get the go-ahead on the installation of the cooling towers, there are several conditions and requirements that you need to consider. To begin with, you need to ensure that the place where you install the tower is well ventilated. 

This will help maximise the cooling effect.

On the other hand, you need to ensure that the tower is located at in the exact way as it was shown in the construction drawing. The tower should also be placed stably and horizontally. 

Finally, you need to ensure that the direction and position of the cooling towers, as well as the nozzles, are well installed. 

Other installation details that you need to check and confirm are such as:

Step one: installation of the components of the cooling towers. For you to install the film-type of water dripping device, you need to have materials such as paper honeycomb-type, membrane plate-type, oblique-type, and point wave-type among others. You can consider directly mounting the honeycomb sprinkling device on a flat steel bracket or on angle steel. You can also mount them directly on small concrete supports. The membrane plate-type that you use should be made of wood, plastic plate or asbestos cement.

Step two: install a water distribution device. You will come across two types of these, rotary pipe water distributor and the fixed pipe water distributor. 

The nozzle that is found on the fixed pipe water distributor is arranged to face downwards depending on the square shape or the plum blossom shape. However, this is also determined by the requirements of the design or the technical conditions of the equipment. 

The water spray angle and installation process of the whole cooling tower help determine the distance between the general nozzles. 

Step three: installation of the ventilation equipment. Generally, there are two types of equipment that you can use for cooling towers. One is the blowing type and the other is the induced draft type. 

If you consider using the blowing type, you need to ensure that the distance between the tower and the fan should not be less than two meters. On the other hand, in case you are using an induced draft type, ensure that the rotor and motor cover have good waterproofing measures. You could use a close squirrel cage motor or terminals which will be sealed with rosin or other insulating materials. 

Step four: installation of a cooling tower drift eliminator. The drift eliminator, also called the water collector, is supposed to be above the water distribution pipe. The main purpose of this is to block water droplets out of the air outside the cooling tower.

This helps prevent potential damage. 

The installation of a cooling tower in a commercial building is an important step towards ensuring that your machines are taken good care of. However, for you to enjoy having the cooling towers around, you need to ensure that they are installed in the best way possible. The installation process is not complicated. However, you need to be careful to avoid any damage. 



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