Dry-Type Cooling Towers

by Edward A. Cecil, Assoc.; R. W. Beck and Assoc., Analytical and Consulting Engrs., Denver, CO,
Paul R. Cunningham, Principal Engineer; R. W. Beck and Associate, Analytical and Consulting Engrs., Denver, CO,
Clarence J. Steiert, Supervising Engr.; R. W. Beck and Assoc., Analytical and Consulting Engrs., Denver, CO,
Roger O. Young, Sr. Engr.; R. W. Beck and Assoc., Analytical and Consulting Engrs., Denver, CO,


Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 11-19


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Dry-type cooling towers offer a solution to power plant siting problems related to thermal pollution and water supply. Dry cooling towers are being used successfully with steam electric generating plants in other countries (particularly in Europe) and in the United States. At present, only two small dry cooled electric generating units are operating in the United States but plans for a 200-mw dry cooled generating unit in Wyoming have been announced recently. The advantages of the dry cooling tower can be realized at a relatively low cost even if certain offsetting economies are not considered. All or part of the cost penalty related to dry cooling may be offset by fuel cost savings, water cost savings, transmission savings, or other savings resulting from the flexibility in plant siting permitted by the use of dry cooling systems.

Subject Headings: Cooling towers | Water conservation | Cooling (wastewater treatment) | Power plants | Thermal pollution | Water pollution | Temperature effects | Hydro power | North America | United States | Europe | Wyoming

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