3 Points to Consider When Renting a Cooling Tower
Typically, when people think of cooling towers, they imagine permanent structures, but you can also rent cooling towers in some situations. Thinking about renting a cooling tower? Here are three key choices you need to consider.
1. Modular or Individual?
In most cases, you can choose from an individual tower or a modular ones. Talk with a rep from the company to determine which cooling tower is best for your needs. As a general rule of thumb, individual rental cooling towers tend to be small, while modulars tend to offer higher capacity. Additionally, individual towers are faster to set up, and with modulars, you need a bit more time.
2. Emergency or Planned?
There are multiple reasons you may need to rent cooling tower. In some cases, your company may need to rent a cooling tower when it is doing planned maintenance on one of its cooling towers. In other cases, you may need to work with a rental company that offers cooling towers on an emergency basis. For example, if one of your cooling towers breaks down or if your building has a higher than usual heat load due to changes in the weather, you may need a cooling tower on an emergency basis.
To be on the safe side, you may want to work with a company that does both planned and emergency rentals. Then, you know that you can turn to the same company for all your cooling tower rental needs.
3. General or Precise Capacity?
Once you choose a rental company, ask the reps about the capacity of the cooling tanks and how much heat they can remove. Typically, the capacity is measured in volume by time. That shows you how much water moves through the cooling tower. You can get a cooling tower with a preset capacity, or you can customise a tower to exactly meet your needs.
On top of capacity, you also need to consider the heat removal capabilities of the cooling tower. That is usually expressed in the number of celsius heat units (CHUs). This measurement refers to the amount of heat that you need to increase the temperature of a pound of water by one degree celsius. If you aren't sure what you need, a company rep can help you figure it out based on the current temperature of your building and its size.
To learn more, contact a cooling tower rental company directly. They can help you get the cooling you need.