Cooling Towers Operating Principles and Designs

Learning objectives

  • Explain the operating principle of a cooling tower
  • List and describe various types of natural draft cooling towers
  • List and describe various types of mechanical draft cooling towers
  • Describe different air flow path designs of cooling towers
  • Describe cooling towers by shape characterization

Course overview

Cooling towers are used in large industrial facilities to cool hot circulating water streams. The Cooling Towers: Operating Principles and Designs training course introduces the theory of cooling tower operation. It also describes their classification. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of different tower designs. This online training course focuses on:

  • Cooling tower definition
  • Natural draft cooling towers
  • Mechanical draft cooling towers
  • Cooling tower classification by air flow
  • Cooling tower classification by shape

This course is part of the Circulating Water Systems training series.

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