Improving Cooling Tower Fan System Efficiencies
After a look at the problem for air cooled heat exchangers and cooling towers using axial fans, ways to improve system efficiencies in three areas are discussed: before the fin system design is finalized, improvements in the physical equipment as installed, and recognition of performance problems caused by adjacent equipment. Results of a full scale test illustrating fan system efficiency contributions of various components are discussed.
Monroe, Robert C. (1978). Improving Cooling Tower Fan System Efficiencies. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from