Our customer solicited our help to assess the effectiveness of their new cooling tower spray system. We were tasked with analyzing multiple spray injector arrangements to select the best arrangement for cooling temperatures at the tower outlet.
Using CFD, however, we can virtually simulate these environments and scenarios to find an optimal solution for our customer. In this case, our customer wanted just that. By providing the cooling tower's layout and some specifics about the system and process, our customer hoped to assess the effectiveness of a new spray system for the gas cooling operation.
Our main focus was on reducing temperature at the outlet of the tower’s cooling section and reducing the spray's wall impingement, which can create buildup over time. A discrete phase model was applied when modeling the particle injections and a mixture model simulated the multiple gas species phases. Overall, we were very happy with the CFD results and determined the best injector layout for our customer.
We have over a decade of experience simulating gas cooling applications in a variety of industries. CFD offers one of the best solutions for optimizing application in the chemical processing, petrochemical processing, and power generation industries.