Cooling Tower Performance

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This classic reference begins with a brief review of the origins and early history of cooling towers and finally brings together the variety of terms in the industry into a uniform system of terminology. Facts accumulated as a result of laboratory testing together with full-scale tests in the field provide

the basis for the methods described in the book. Provides easy to use combination of steps in which to incorporate the Merkel theory. English-American units of measure are used in the examples with metric equivalents shown in parentheses. Appendices contain tables of appropriate constants and conversion factors for use with SI. This guide is of great benefit to cooling tower users, operators and plant designers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820603001
  • Publisher: Chemical Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/20/1984
  • Pages: 452
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Historical Background of Cooling Towers
2. Thermodynamic Properties of Moist Air
3. Psychrometry and Wet-Bulb Temperature
4. Psychrometric Tables and Charts
5. Development of Cooling Tower Theory
6. Merkel and Enthalpy Potential
7. Cross-Flow Analysis
8. Minimizing the Effects of Inherent Errors
9. Tower Characteristic and Correlation Curves
10. Laboratory Testing Facilities
11. Laboratory Test Procedures
12. Drift
13. Fan Performance and Air Flow
14. Field Testing-Recirculation
15. Sound and Noise Control
16. Tower Selection and Rating Tables
17. Tower Units and Universal Rating Charts
18. General Operating Principles
19. Design Conditions
20. Specification and Bid Analysis
21. Wood in Cooling Tower Service
22. Hyperbolic Towers Appendix A-Weights and Measures/SI System Appendix B-Symbols Appendix C-Nomenclature and Definitions Appendix D-Psychrometric Tables and Chart Appendix E-Sheleton Tables for Calculating Goff Formulations Appendix F -Data Used in Plotting Multipressure Psychrometric Chart Appendix G-Summer Weather Data Appendix H-Bibliography Index

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