Cooling towers cool the air and water that passes through them by removing heat from water or other fluids and ultimately disposing of waste heat from industrial and commercial processes. The systems can be either air-cooled or water-cooled and work by transferring the heat from the process fluid to the ambient atmosphere. Cooling towers are used for a variety of purposes — from industrial cooling to providing air conditioning for buildings. If you're looking for tips on boosting power plant efficiency during summer heat season, check out our Project Uptime article on the subject. United Rentals offers towers from top brands ranging in size from 250 tons up to 2,000 tons. These electric-powered devices are rated at 460 volts and designed for operational efficiency. United Rentals is here to supply your power and HVAC needs.
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Cooling towers remove excess heat from a building or structure using a circulatory process that combines sprayed water and ambient airflow to replace the warmer air with cooler air.
Both pieces of equipment work to remove and exchange heat for cooler air. They work together to cool large plants with chillers located at the floor level (water-cooled) or roof (air-cooled) while towers are always placed on top of the structure.
Any cooling tower that supplies fresh cool air and removes excess heat from a large factory or production plant is considered an industrial cooling tower.