Updated Engineering Guide for cooling tower projects
Now downloadable from our website, the new Wacon Engineering guide. Get familar with the concepts along which we engineer our projects. The guide was composed by our Technical Director Henk Janssen and edited by freelance engineering copywriter Wayne McLaughlin and provides a unique insight in the thoughts behind the construction of the cooling towers. What options are available in our selections (shape, working methods, materials) and what drives the engineer’s decision?
WATCO Engineering Guide provides System Management requirements and an indicative selection reference including discussion of different air inlet heights. The component section covers engineering criteria for the structure with consideration to profiles, handrails/ladders/platform, fan cones and basins. Separate sections discuss fans, gear drives and drive shafts, plus electric motors and controls as well as sections on water distribution and nozzles, exchange media fill types and air inlet protection. The WATCO manual also discusses drift eliminators, vibration switches and the WATCO blow down control system. Essential considerations like performance testing and guarantee and site specific sound considerations are covered in detail.
Finally, you will find coverage of special case cooling towers that deal with hot water, turbidity and water contaminated with things like bacterial growth and how to handle salt water. Availability of specification templates is also listed.
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