Cooling technology overview

The market is full of different cooling technologies – so how do you get the one that best suits your specific application? Here, you need to consider a number of key parameters. See this table for the key benefits of each cooling technology.

 

Open cooling towers

Closed circuit cooling towers

Air cooled coolers

Refrigerant condensers

  

Ice thermal storage products

 

Eva-
porative

Hybrid

 Dry

With adiabatic pre-cooling

Eva-
porative

Hybrid Dry with
adiabatic
pre-cooling

Low process
temperatures

+++

+++

+++

+

++

+++

 +++  ++

++++

Energy efficiency

+++

+++

++

+

++

++

 ++ ++

+++

Low water consumption

+

++

++(+)

++++

+++(+)

++

++(+)  +++(+)

NA

Operational safety

++

++(+)

+++

++++

+++(+)

++(+)

+++  +++(+)

++++

Small footprint

++++

+++(+)

+++

+

++

+++(+)

 +++  ++

 

Plumeless operation

+

++

+++(+)

++++

++++

++

+++(+) ++++

NA


+ = good, ++ = better, +++ = best, ++++ = outstanding


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