What are cooling towers and how do they work? Cooling towers are used to transfer heat using water. They are generally used to take heat out of a system in order to keep machines from overheating and damaging themselves. In this video, you will learn the basics of cooling towers. If you need a cooling tower for your own business, there are cooling tower services that can help you through the process.
Cooling towers remove heat from a system by pumping hot water that was heated by the system out of the system. This hot water is pumped into the cooling tower and spread out across the fill.
The fill consists of a lot of wooden platforms that provide a lot of surface area for cooling by evaporation. Evaporation is the means by which most of the heat is transferred out of the system. The cooling tower merely facilitates this process and acts as a catalyst. Once the water evaporates, the cooler water collects at the basin of the tower. This water can then be reused by taking more heat from the system.