Commercial structures like power plants, manufacturing facilities, petroleum refineries, and typical high-rise buildings consume a lot of energy in their daily operations. Production companies particularly generate a lot of heat and this increase in temperature affects the machinery and the environment as well making it uninhabitable. there is a need for a cooling system to regulate the temperature of the entire facility and release the heat safely into the atmosphere. This is what cooling towers are designed for.
What Is a Cooling Tower?
A cooling tower is a system made up of devices designed to remove heat from a building and regulate the temperature using evaporation. In simple terms, it works by pushing evaporated heat out of the building while simultaneously pulling cool air into the building through vents and fans strategically placed on every floor and in every room of a high-rise or commercial building. The towers are typically located at the rooftop of the buildings like hospitals, shopping centers, and apartment buildings. They vary in size depending on the type of building, its size, and what it is being used for. The most common cooling system for buildings is the heat, ventilation, and air conditioning system, also known as the HVAC system.
Importance Of Cooling Towers.
Cooling towers are an absolute necessity. Commercial buildings cannot function without them. In fact, health and safety standards demand that commercial buildings must have a functional cooling system and that cooling tower parts are regularly inspected, and for good reasons too.
Safe Working Environment.
Without cooling towers, the working environment is unsafe and dangerous for both man and machine. Industrial cooling towers not only dissipate the heat generated by machines but also cool the machines as well. If the workspace is too hot, it will cause serious health challenges for the workers, if they can stay long enough to withstand the discomfort.
Circulates Quality Air with Less Energy.
Cooling towers are designed to consume as little energy as possible while circulating quality and sufficient cool air around the entire structure. They are capable of cooling large areas while also being cost-effective methods of temperature regulation.
Protects The Ecosystem.
In the past cooling systems were quite harsh on the environment. The heat that was being removed would often be released into the air and water, polluting the atmosphere and destabilizing the temperature of the waters into which they were disposed of, killing fish and fauna. Today, however, it has been improved upon. Cooling towers are designed to filter out pollutants and regulate the temperature of the heat through evaporation thus releasing tempered heat safely into the atmosphere while the pollutants are safely disposed of through recommended means.
Prevents The Proliferation of Germs and Bacteria.
Certain germs and bacteria like legionella are known to thrive in hot humid places. They are highly infectious and can easily be spread through a building without a proper ventilation system. A cooling tower will ensure that these germs do not get room to generate, spread, and cause inhabitants or workers harm.
Cooling towers are so important to the livability of a structure, especially commercial structures. Even smaller buildings adopt cooling systems suitable for their size because it is necessary to ensure that the space stays cool, clear, and habitable for workers and machines.