How To Pick A Cooling Tower: Specifying Sweeper Piping

How To Pick A Cooling Tower: Specifying Sweeper Piping

Bad things happen when sediment collects in the bottom of a cooling tower cold water basin. Really bad. Things like premature equipment failure and downtime, not to mention fairly rapid loss of efficiency. That’s why JMP always recommends including …

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How To Pick A Cooling Tower: Strategies For Make-up Water

How To Pick A Cooling Tower:   Strategies For Make-up Water

Every cooling tower design requires a strategy for supplying make-up water to replace water that is lost due to evaporation, drift or blowdown. This is necessary to maintain the condenser water volume and keep dissolved minerals sufficiently diluted.  There are two basic make-up water strategies…

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How To Pick A Cooling Tower: Materials of Construction

How To Pick A Cooling Tower: Materials of Construction

What cooling construction materials are best suited for HVAC applications? It’s a question you will have to address if you are designing a cooling tower system or selecting one for a replacement. The answer will vary of course, depending on the client’s budget, application, location, and access to service. Just remember…

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How to Pick a Cooling Tower: Comparing Open and Closed Loop Towers

“Would my project be better served by an open loop cooling tower or a closed loop cooling tower?”

It’s a question that anyone in the early stages of designing a hydronic system that requires heat rejection is certain to ask. The answer is partly intuitive but also based o…

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Parallel Pumping in Condenser Applications: Part 5 of 5

Parallel Pumping in Condenser Applications: Part 5 of 5

Over the last few weeks the we’ve looked at pumping issues with multiple condensers and pumps.  We have received questions about the topic, including these two:

Why do I need cooling tower outlet On-Off valves if I have an equalizing line?

Why do we see outlet On-Off valves on almost all jobs in North Carolina and only half the jobs in Michigan and Northern Ohio?

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