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These grandiose structures have become the iconic symbol of nuclear power plants though they are used in other applications and are not always present at nuclear facilities. Read More…

Hyperbolic Cooling Towers The term hyperbolic cooling tower refers to a specific design and construction style for cooling towers that utilizes hyperbolic structural planning that inherently creates natural draft and employs evaporation to cool water and other fluids.
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Macon, GA  |  800-752-1905

Our cooling towers are heat-transfer units, used to remove heat from any water cooled system. They aid in industries such as plastics, dry cleaning, and more, rely on cooling towers to remove heat from environment or equipment.

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Cooling Tower Systems, Inc. $$$

York, PA  |  800-774-0474

The modular cooling tower system can be expanded and customized, and there are standard solutions available for various capacity requirements. This system is standardized to a great degree and has been adapted to a great number of customer wishes. Around 80 % is available as standard solutions, with the remaining 20 % implemented as customized engineering. Our engineers make customized modifications to meet your special requirements. Contact us today for more information!

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Kelvion $$$

La Porte, TX  |  281-484-2665

At Cooling Towers of Texas, our hassle-free solutions are affordable and provide consistent service for all of your cooling tower needs. Our systems are utilized in a number of various industries including chemical processing, medical, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and many more. Our team pays extra attention to the specific demands of our clients when manufacturing our cooling towers, which results in the highest level of customer satisfaction. Contact us today!

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Cooling Towers of Texas $$$

Pacific, MO  |  314-353-1712

KR Products is a leading manufacturer specializing in liquid chillers and water towers. Chillers are available in package or split units ranging from 2-60 tons. The 230-volt 3, 5, 7.5 and 10 package or split units are usually stock items are available for immediate shipment.

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KR Products, Inc. $$$

Houston, TX  |  800-473-9178

At Cold Shot Chillers, we create a number of chilling systems, including cooling towers. Our products are designed for durability and cost effectiveness. Our engineers can easily custom build any machine to fit the needs of a particular application.

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Cold Shot Chillers $$$
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While mechanical draft cooling tower systems are sometimes designed to appear hyperbolic, true hyperboloids use natural draft to draw air into the system which is then used as coolant. Natural draft towers, however, necessitate a very large tower structure which often translates to very expensive construction. Despite the initial cost, hyperbolic cooling towers are one of the most cost efficient industrial towers available.

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The design allows for minimum usage of material without sacrificing structural integrity. Likewise, natural draft itself eliminates the cost of running the fans needed for forced and induced draft cooling towers. Coal-fired power plants, nuclear plants, power utility and thermal power plants often make use of these hyperbolic cooling towers as the production of electrical energy generates a great deal of waste heat necessitating a large initial investment regardless of design.

The shape of these structures is created with one sheet hyperboloid geometry which curves inward at the midsection and billows out at the top and bottom. There are many benefits to this design structure, though it creates large amounts of unusable volume and is therefore more commonly used in purpose driven applications such as cooling towers. Structural economy is inherent in this design as a single sheet hyperboloid can be built with a lattice of straight beams. These are superior to curved beams in both strength and ease of construction.

Strength is an important factor as large towers must be able to withstand weathering and high winds. Beams are usually made of stainless steel while the shell is made of concrete fill. The shape also lends to the cooling process itself. Natural draft cooling towers work by pumping the hot fluid upward into the tower. As gravity draws the liquid downward, the updraft of cool air allows for evaporation and transfer of the heat from the fluid to the air, thereby lowering the temperature.

The shape of hyperbolic cooling towers accelerates the influx of air improving cooling efficiency. Despite the durable design and materials, the intermittent dry and wet conditions within the tower make them susceptible to corrosion-induced deterioration that can be detrimental to cooling processes.

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