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The Cooling Tower Drift Challenge – Solved!

Date: 2017-07-11 | Author: Admin

Cooling towers are an essential part of power plants and other types of industrial facilities.

A cooling tower is essentially a heat rejection device that emits the accumulated heat produced by the facility, which is also known as waste heat.

This is achieved by channeling excess heat into a stream of water that absorbs it and then releases it out into the atmosphere. This can be done in several different ways. One is the evaporation of water, or by the presence of air that takes in the heat. The latter is the case in closed circuit cooling towers.

In either case, loss of water is inevitable, because even in closed circuit systems, some evaporation will occur and water droplets will find their way out into the atmosphere.

This loss of water is undesirable for two reasons - operational efficiency and drift control.

Setting aside the question of efficiency caused by evaporation loss, let's focus on the problem presented by cooling tower drift. Which is by far the greater concern.

Cooling tower drift is not by any means harmless water vapor. It is water that has become infused with chemicals and pollutants that can cause short and long-term damage to the environment and one’s health.

The Solution - Drift Eliminators

These water droplets carrying potentially hazardous materials are typically larger than the harmless pure vapor. Drift eliminators’ working principle is based on this difference and focuses on trapping and capturing those larger water droplets as they try to escape the cooling system.

The principle is that the larger droplets of drift water have more mass, and so they can be diverted from their route. Drift eliminators cause cooling tower drift to change direction and loose velocity. Drift is then directed towards the tower’s blade walls where it condenses and falls back into the tower.

The efficiency of this method is spectacular, and can keep the drift evaporation loss below 0.001%.

This makes cooling tower drift eliminators the ultimate solution to minimizing harmful evaporation and drift loss in cooling tower technology.

Our company provides a wide variety of drift eliminators, including the DRIFTOR® DRIFT ELIMINATOR which we can supply, install and maintain. We will ensure that your cooling tower is operating at maximum efficiency.

Kimre™ has been a leader in the industry for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves on keeping track of the newest developments in cooling technologies. We are committed to be number 1 in customer service.

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