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cool·ing tower

(ko͞o′lĭng)
n.
A large tower or similar structure typically attached to a power plant through which water is circulated to lower its temperature by partial evaporation.
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cooling tower

n
(General Engineering) a tall hollow structure in which steam is condensed or water that is used as a coolant in some industrial process is allowed to cool for reuse by trickling down a surface
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Noun1.cooling tower - a cooling system used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolantcooling tower - a cooling system used in industry to cool hot water (by partial evaporation) before reusing it as a coolant
cooling, cooling system - a mechanism for keeping something cool; "the cooling was overhead fans"
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kjøletårn

cooling tower

nKühlturm m
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cooling tower

ntorre f di raffreddamento or refrigerazione
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As a leading manufacturer and exporter of industrial cooling towers for various industrial applications such as electricity generating, petroleum refining, chemical processing, sugar, air-conditioning and refrigeration, steel and many more, Towertech manufactures and exports FRP Cooling Tower,Counter Flow Cooling Tower, evaporative cooling tower of various types such as atmospheric natural draft, induced draft (counter flow and cross flow) and forced draft types.
Frigel adds: "Available in sizes ranging from 9.2 to 126.7 tons, Microgel RCPs are equipped with shell-and-tube condensers to function with a Frigel Ecodry closed-loop clean water cooling system or a conventional evaporative cooling tower system (with or without heat exchanger), making them an option for nearly any facility." The new RCPs join 25 other Microgel models already on the market, the company says, including RCM single-zone combination temperature-control unit/chillers ranging from 1.3 to 30.2 tons and 47.3- and 60.4-ton models without temperature-control circuits.
Available in sizes from 9.2 to 126.7 tons, the line is equipped with shell-and-tube condensers to function with a closed-loop clean water cooling system or a conventional evaporative cooling tower system.
If necessary, the trim cooler could be supplied as either an evaporative cooling tower or it could be a water-to-water heat exchanger based upon the specific installation requirements to remove the additional heat load lost due to the dry air cooler's reduced heat rejection capacity at elevated ambient temperatures.
The 200 kW evaporative cooling tower supplies cool, recycled water to the condensers on four ice cream freezers and to a new pasteurising unit, where liquid ice cream mix is heated and cooled rapidly to kill off bacteria.
Evaporative cooling tower cells assembled up to 175 tons; larger units available.