Service Information – Disposal of Treated Wood
The disposal of waste wood from new tower construction, tower reconstruction or demolition may be a regulated activity, depending on the nature of the wood involved and the circumstances of disposal.
Service Information – Drift Eliminators (A Turn For The Better)
In a crossflow cooling tower, air enters the tower horizontally and must turn to the vertical before it can exit through the fan stack. Some drift eliminator manufacturers overlook this fact and do not include turning vanes on their cellular drift eliminators.
Selection of Corrosion Resistant Materials for Cooling Towers
Evaporative cooling towers expose materials to a uniquely difficult environment where corrosion poses exceptional challenges. Every cooling tower must endure the combined corrosive effects of uncertain water chemistry, high temperatures, constant saturation and continuous natural aeration. In addition, many cooling towers must also contend with potentially harmful agents in their circulating water as well as a variety of airborne pollutants such as sulfur oxides and acid rain.
The Marley Difference – Structural Connections – Shear Plates
Shear plates increase the load-bearing capability of joints in wood structures by increasing the bearing area. In addition, properly designed shear plates provide joint stability even if the bolted connection becomes loose because of wood shrinkage or minor movement between the members making up the joint.
The Marley Difference – Structural Connections – Splices
Cooling towers are typically of a size which necessitates splicing many of the structural members. Inattention to an appropriate design standard, and failure to exercise a consistent structural philosophy, can produce splices that will become failure points in the future.
The Marley Difference – Crossflow Performance
All components used in Marley crossflow cooling towers have been rigorously tested at SPX's industry leading Research and Development Center as a system, in the configurations in which they are actually used.
The Marley Difference – Wood Design Standards
The basic design of timber structures is governed by the National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS), published by the American Forest and Paper Association. Cooling towers, however, are subjected to a uniquely harsh operating environment, as well as dynamic forces that dictate structural concerns somewhat beyond accepted norms.
The Marley Difference – SystemConnect Inlet
Want better choices in layout and piping connections for your cooling tower? The Marley SystemConnect Inlet system gives you more choices to make your layout of the NC cooling tower both expedient and economical.
The Marley Difference – Counterflow Performance
Experience has shown that cookbook combinations of laboratory component data do not yield expected results in full scale performance. In order to develop valid cooling tower performance prediction, experience in field testing a variety of tower configurations is essential.