Cooling Towers

This interactive training unit is designed to introduce trainees to the basic operation of a cooling water system and various types of cooling towers. After completing this unit, trainees should be able to explain how cooling occurs in a cooling tower, and describe the general design and operation of natural-draft and mechanical-draft cooling towers. They should also be able to describe general procedures for shutting down and starting up one cell of a multicell cooling tower. In addition, trainees should be able to describe operator checks that are typically performed on cooling towers, the effects of contaminants on cooling water, and how chemicals can be safely added to cooling water systems.



Duration: 2 hours