Refrigeration is used in many industries – from food processing, manufacturing, and data centers to hospitals and schools, cooling equipment can present challenges to those who deal with their day-to-day functions. Cooling towers are designed to combine outside air with water throughout the tower’s extended surface fill medium to induce cooling. Putting as much water surface area in contact with as much air as possible, for the longest amount of time will deliver the greatest cooling capacity.
Cooling tower fans must move large volumes of air and water efficiently. As outside air is continuously recirculated through the equipment, large amounts of environmental dirt, debris, and other contaminants such as cottonwood are drawn in as well. Thousands of dollars and man hours are required for maintenance to remove airborne debris.