How Do Cooling Towers Work?

Typical Induced Draft Cooling Tower

In a typical induced draft cooling tower, the purpose of the main components are:

Mechanical Equipment

A combination of an axial, a gearbox, a driving shaft, and an electric motor provide to produce the air steam through the cooling tower


The mans which promote the maximum contact (in terms of surface and time) between water and air.


Water Distribution System

Receives the water from the process. The water to be cooled is distributed on the filling by means of pipes and spraying nozzles.


Cold Water Basin

The basin in which the cooled water is collected and resent to the process.