Cooling Towers


Cooling towers can be used for many reasons including as part of an HVAC system. There are two main types of cooling towers, induced draft, and natural draft. Often these are located on the tops of buildings depending on the size of the tower.

In general, a cooling tower rejects, or removes heat from a device, such as an HVAC unit and expels it into the atmosphere by cooling a water stream to a lower temperature. Some cooling towers use evaporation to remove the heat while others, known as closed circuit dry cooling towers, use air to reduce the temperature of the water or fluid.

In the case of an HVAC system, cooling towers are used to remove heat from the chiller. While both air and water can be used to reduce the temperature, water-cooled chillers tend to be more energy efficient than simple air-cooled chillers.

Either way, a cooling tower comes in many sizes from one that will fit on a rooftop to ones large enough to cool nuclear power plants.

In addition, cooling towers can also be used in HVAC systems that use several different water sources that also share a common piping water loop.

When it comes to the type of heat transfer used, there are three main types:

  • Wet cooling towers – also known as open circuit cooling towers
  • Dry cooling towers
  • Fluid coolers – also known as closed circuit cooling towers

Knowing which cooling tower is right for your industrial or commercial business can be difficult. That’s why working with our team at PTS Contracting can make the entire process easier. You’ll find that we provide top-tier communications and coordination on all projects while staying within budget and meeting your time requirements.

Not to mention, our team completes projects in a safe and conscientious manner with our customer’s needs in mind. We treat our team like family and extend that kind of service and appreciation to our customers as well.

When you work with PTS Contracting, you can rest assured your company’s needs will be met and any issues will be addressed quickly and professionally. We stand behind our work and always want you to be completely satisfied. We know your time is valuable, so we always meet our promised schedules and keep the lines of communication open.

When it is time for you to replace a cooling tower or when you are in the process of building construction, give us a call. We’re here to help.

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