Cooling towers are now becoming essential equipment in many industries around the world. Many crucial manufacturing processes now require cooling as an integral component. Thus, it is now impossible to think of an important industrial or manufacturing process without this equipment. These towers work on the principle of evaporative cooling, which causes the water to be exposed to the ambient air. This causes partial evaporation of the water and results in cooling. These towers are best for industrial processes that require cooling for long hours. Some of the industrial applications that require cooling are electricity generation, sugar manufacturing, air conditioning, refrigeration, steel manufacturing, petroleum refining and many more.
The industrial revolution hastened the pace of industrial manufacturing around the world, and increased the complications caused by heat, which was a byproduct of many of the manufacturing processes. The main challenge that engineers and technicians faced was the removal of heat. This led to the development of the first prototypes of such towers. These towers were originally made of wood. However, recent advances in technology have led to the development of cooling towers made from Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) and Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) as well.
Today, many industrial installations in India utilize this equipment. Commercial cooling towers are also in vogue because location cooling is also becoming a necessity in addition to process cooling unlike the past years. The quality of water being used in this equipment is also of great importance. If this water is not utilized properly, then this could lead to the formation of harmful bacteria and algae, which could further complicate the health of the workforce. Moreover, if water is not treated properly, it could lead to scaling and could cause corrosion of the equipment and the installation itself. Cooling towers consume significant amount of energy. Therefore, wherever it is possible, industries can utilize fan less and fill less towers that rely on natural processes for cooling.
Many companies in India now manufacture world-class towers. Most manufacturers are now quality conscious and have obtained ISO certification to build some of the best equipment in the industry. These towers are also exported to other countries. Most manufacturers in India now utilize industry standard equipment and material in the manufacture of this equipment. Various quality inspections ensure defect free production. To summarize, such towers in India are now capable of meeting the requirements of the industry to a considerable extent given the increase in industrial needs of the country.