Heat Exchangers: Cooling Towers

4.7 10 Reviews SKU: RVI-11076Duration: 30 Minutes

In many industrial facilities, various pieces of equipment and fluids used in process systems need to be cooled. Disposing of or discharging hot water into lakes or rivers can lead to thermal pollution, and water that is discharged must be replaced. For these reasons, it's often more efficient to cool the hot water with a cooling tower and reuse it. This interactive online course will introduce you to cooling tower systems and a couple of types of cooling towers, and you will see how a typical cooling tower is operated. You will also look at how chemistry is involved with maintaining a cooling tower. 

Course Details


Training Time: 30 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the operation of a basic cooling water system and what occurs in the tower during the cooling process
  • Explain the general operation of a natural-draft cooling tower and the two types of mechanical-draft cooling towers: induced-draft towers and forced-draft towers
  • Describe a typical shutdown and startup procedure for one cell of a multicell cooling tower
  • Cite examples of typical operator checks for cooling towers
  • Explain what suspended and dissolved solids are, how they affect a cooling water system, and how problems caused by
  • suspended and dissolved solids can be minimized
  • Explain what dissolved gases and microorganisms are, how they affect cooling water systems, and how their effects can be
  • minimized
  • Describe ways chemicals are added to cooling water systems and precautions when working with hazardous chemicals

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