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Cooling Tower Reconstruction

Extend tower lifespan by restoring thermal performance and structural integrity

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New Cooling Tower Technology Augments HVAC and Industrial Processes

The next generation of factory-assembled cooling towers can be delivered up to 60 percent faster than field-erected towers and installed 80 percent faster. Recent developments in factory-assembled cooling tower technology are increasing the applications for so-called “package” towers supporting HVAC and industrial processes. Although field-erected towers have been preferred for power plants and industrial processes, today well-designed modular products suit […]

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Cooling Towers Offer Water and Energy Savings as Part of Efficient Data Center Cooling Systems

The number of data centers in the United States continues to grow in response to the enormous amount of digital information stored and streamed. The massive computer power within these data centers generates heat, making efficient cooling a key building system requirement. Evaporative cooling towers are an integral part of many data center cooling systems. Recently some have questioned the use […]

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How FM APPROVED Cooling Towers Help Reduce Risks

Certification helps prevent long-term losses from possible structural damage and interruption of business

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Economics Can Be Cool: Economic Analysis Is Critical for Cooling Tower Upgrades

When considering improvements to cooling towers, it’s important to perform an economic analysis of the options.

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Cooling Solutions for Chemical Process Plants

Cooling towers and heat exchangers address the special cooling requirements of refineries and chemical process plants

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Cooling Tower Gearboxes Have Evolved To Address Customer Requirements

Industries that require process heat rejection often use field-erected cooling towers to keep pace with their heat load. Cooling

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HVAC Trends

An emerging “middle class” means the demands for air conditioning and the people who make AC possible are growing dramatically. The global middle class has nearly doubled in size over the past decade, with an estimated 3.2 billion people by 2020 and 4.9 billion by 2030. With affluence comes the desire for more creature comforts, […]

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Marley Fan Testing

Are you confident your cooling tower fan performance measurements are accurate? The most reliable tests are conducted in a lab test cell under controlled conditions using precision instruments. Field-conducted air flow tests can be impacted by several factors, including the number and locations of air velocity readings, inlet/outlet obstructions unique to the installation, and static […]

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Third-Party Sound Testing

Third-party sound testing is essential to verifying noise levels because published sound data are often confusing and can mislead product specifiers and end users. Urban and industrial development continues to increase around the globe, leading to a growing number of noise control regulations. In response, building designers and owners strive to be “good corporate citizens” […]

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Capturing Carbon Emissions from Power Plants

Historically, power plants have accounted for a significant amount of our carbon emissions. But, could it be possible for power plants to capture all of their carbon emissions economically? NET Power says it is, and with no extra cost attached. The company’s idea for capturing and utilizing the carbon dioxide from combustion could revolutionize the […]

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Pros and Cons of Cooling Tower Power Transmission Technologies

A handful of power transmission technologies are available for cooling towers and each has advantages and disadvantages. Gear drives are used commonly across all cooling tower power levels, offering high efficiency (near 96%), moderate initial cost and low lifetime operating costs. Because the gears are protected by thick, casted shells, gear drives are well suited to […]

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5 Rules to Follow When Operating Cooling Towers in Cold Weather

When operating cooling towers in subfreezing temperatures, avoid complications by following these 5 principles: 1. Always maintain a heat load. Without a heat load, water flowing through the tower will equalize at the air wet-bulb temperature and form ice. Excessive ice can impede airflow and damage the fill. 2. Maintain the tower’s water flow rate […]

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A Stainless Steel Selection Guide For Cooling Towers

Engineers must choose from a variety of stainless steel types when configuring a package cooling tower. Type 301L stainless steel (SS), Type 304 SS, even Type 316 SS may be selectable options for tower structure and components, including cold water basins, when additional corrosion protection beyond galvanized steel is desired. Understanding the different material attributes […]

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Set Yourself Apart by Practicing Preventive Maintenance

Many service contractors and cooling tower owners take a “squeaky wheel” approach when it comes to maintenance and repair. They replace a component only after it breaks, or they perform a repair when a component failure is imminent. How can service providers provide more value? Take a proactive approach to maintaining cooling towers. Diagnosing maintenance […]

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Safeguarding Cooling Towers

Used in combination with chillers to provide comfort cooling in large residential, commercial and industrial buildings, or as a direct cooling system for industrial processes, cooling towers are important components of many heat removal systems. As a result, downtime or outages due to unplanned maintenance issues or damage from external factors can be costly. Events […]

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Good Neighbors: How to Improve Community Relations through HVAC and Process Cooling Technology

In this blog, we’ve discussed how equipment generating sound can pose significant challenges for communities and businesses, and we outlined steps to reduce sound. Sound reduction is, of course, one of the leading initiatives among cooling tower owners to improve community relations. What’s another notable way to be a good neighbor? Plume abatement. Under certain […]

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Addressing Noise Issues

Noise issues from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment are a big challenge for communities and businesses. Government and industry are faced with increasingly stringent and strictly enforced noise regulations. While a concern anywhere, some applications pose greater noise challenges, including medical facilities, universities, office buildings, hotels and residential areas. For applications where sound […]

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SPX Cooling Technologies Announces the SGS PC Series Industrial Evaporator

Overland Park, Kan. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, announces the SGS PC Series Industrial Evaporator, an airside product for industrial refrigeration. SGS Refrigeration, Inc. was acquired by SPX Cooling Technologies in 2019. The PC Series Evaporator supports […]

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New Marley® BasinGard™ Filter Provides Distribution System Filtration for Factory-Assembled, Crossflow Cooling Towers

Overland Park, Kan. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, introduces the Marley BasinGard Filter as part of its MarleyGard Water Management and Tower Protection Tools, available for new and existing factory-assembled, crossflow cooling towers. The BasinGard Filter maintains […]

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New Marley® MH Element™ Fluid Cooler Offers Greater Efficiency with Superior Heat Transfer and Corrosion Resistance

Overland Park, Kan. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, introduces its new Marley MH Element Fluid Cooler, an induced-draft, crossflow closed-circuit cooling tower suitable for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), industrial and process cooling applications. Because of […]

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SPX Cooling Technologies to Introduce Marley® MH Element™ Fluid Cooler and Present Marley School of Cool™ Sessions at AHR Expo® 2020

Overland Park, Kan. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, will feature new products and present educational sessions in Booth #3101 at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition (AHR Expo). AHR Expo takes place from Feb. 3-5, 2020, at […]

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SPX Announces Purchase of SGS Refrigeration Inc.

SGS is a manufacturer and distributor of industrial refrigeration products in the North American market.

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SPX Cooling Technologies Launches New Video Series, “How to Install a Marley NC Cooling Tower”

Overland Park, Kan. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of cooling towers and other specialized heat exchangers, announces a new, continuing video series covering best practices for installing the MarleyNC Cooling Tower. The first four episodes are now available, with additional installments to publish in the […]

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Marley NC Everest Cooling Tower Named 2019 Environmental Leader Product of the Year

Annual program recognizes the

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SPX Cooling Technologies to Showcase Mobile Display Trailer of Cooling Tower Components

Overland Park, Kan. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, will showcase its mobile display trailer with displays of field-erected cooling tower components during the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop, June 10-12, 2019, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. […]

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Marley MBX EZ Pack Fill Wins Plant Engineering Magazine’s 2018 Product of the Year Award

Overland Park, Kan. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of cooling towers and other specialized heat exchangers, announces Marley® MBX EZ Pack Fill has been selected as a winner of Plant Engineering magazine’s Product of the Year (POY) awards in the Maintenance Tools and Equipment category. […]

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SPX Cooling Technologies Introduces Marley¨ DT Fluid Cooler with Finned Coil To Boost Dry Capac

The new Marley DT Fluid Cooler models incorporate finned coils that expand thermal performance and permit dry operation

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SPX Cooling Technologies Introduces New Cooling Tower Control Panels for Efficient Operations

The new control panels simplify cooling tower installation, operation and data collection.

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SPX Cooling Technologies Debuts Latest Cooling Tower Innovations and Presents School of Cool

Visit Booth B1415 to see the new

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Marley¨ NC Fiberglass Cooling Tower Offers Corrosion Resistance and Easy Maintenance

Tower design incorporates…

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New Video Compares Physical Sizes and Capacities of Marley NC¨ Cooling Towers

Overland Park, Kansas. – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of evaporative cooling towers and air-cooled heat exchangers, announces the release of an informational video that describes the differences in size and capacity between three Marley® NC® cooling tower model platforms: the Marley NC8407 – a single-story […]

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SPX Cooling Technologies Showcases Latest Cooling Tower and Component Innovations at POWER-GEN

Visit Booth #1953 to see Marley® modular cooling towers

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SPX Cooling Technologies Announces Price Adjustment

Overland Park, KS – SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc., a full-line, full-service industry leader in the design and manufacture of e

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New, Higher Capacity Marley MD Everest Modular Counterflow Cooling Tower Allows Process…

Larger sizes with greater flow rates meet more process cooling demands and offer 60 percent faster delivery, 80 percent faster i

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New, Larger Marley MD Everest Cooling Tower Models Deliver Almost Three Times More Cooling…

Large HVAC operations benefit from increased cooling capacity per cell and modular design reducing installation costs

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SPX Cooling Technologies to Highlight Aftermarket Cooling Tower Components and Training at Mech

See Marley cooling tower replacement parts and contractor training information at booth #26

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Cooling Tower Gearbox Tips

Jerome Jennings helps alleviate maintenance and service issues by outlining common pain points and gear drive solutions in Process Cooling magazine. https://www.process-cooling.com/articles/89749-cooling-tower-gearbox-tips

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Modular Cooling Tower Technology Gains Traction with Building Owners and Energy Managers

The efficient-to-install Marley MD Everest and NC Everest Cooling Towers expand cooling capacity compared to typical single-cell, factory-assembled cooling towers. For more info on these modular systems and energy savings, read our article inEnvironmental Leader. Sponsored Article: Modular Cooling Tower Technology Gains Traction with Building Owners and Energy Managers

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IFS Replaces Cooling Towers Without Disrupting Government Offices

The Mechanical Contractors Association published our case study with SPX rep Midwest Machinery and HVAC contractor Integrated Facilities Services, which highlights an award-winning project for a St. Louis County government building that remained operational through a time-efficient Marley NC Cooling Tower installation. IFS Replaces Cooling Towers Without Disrupting Government Offices

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Natural Draft Cooling Tower Ring Replacement Profile

In this article, originally published in the FirstEnergy Generation Online newsletter, read how the SPX Cooling reconstruction team helped FirstEnergy extend cooling tower life at Fort Martin Power Station. https://dev-spx-cooling.pantheonsite.io/library/detail/natural-draft-cooling-tower-ring-replacement-profile

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LEED Certification: Evaporative Cooling Strategies For Energy and Water Conservation

UK-based magazine ACR News published our Q&A article, surveying engineers and design experts, that explains how cooling towers can contribute to successful LEED projects and other sustainability initiatives.

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Maintain Cooling Towers to Minimize Equipment or Component Failure

Robert Swafford, SPX, and David McDaniel, Digitrol, outline the importance of preventive maintenance and offer cooling tower inspection tips. https://www.manufacturing.net/article/2018/10/maintain-cooling-towers-minimize-equipment-or-component-failure

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Vibration Management: Five Options for Monitoring and Protecting Cooling Tower Components

This article, published by SPX staff via Engineering.com, explores five different controls options that prevent damage to cooling tower components caused by excessive vibration. https://www.engineering.com/AdvancedManufacturing/ArticleID/17887/Vibration-Management-Five-Options-for-Monitoring-and-Protecting-Cooling-Tower-Components.aspx

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Cooling Tower Drive Options: Pros and Cons

Belt Drive, Gear Drive or Direct Drive? Jerome Jennings discusses first cost versus operating costs in Power Transmission Engineering. Cooling Tower Components: Pros and Cons

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Cooling Towers Offer Water and Energy Savings as Part of Efficient Data Center Cooling Systems

Doug Bougher and Kent Martens contributed this article, which discusses the benefits of using cooling towers in data centers, to Engineered Systems.

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Maintaining Cooling Tower Operation in Cold-Weather Environments

Mark Pfeifer authored this article in Process Cooling magazine recommending practices for operating cooling towers in frigid temperatures. http://digitaladmin.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=518755&ver=html5&p=1#%7B%22page%22:30,%22issue_id%22:518755%7D

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Herman Goldner Keeps Costs Low and Efficiency High with SPX Cooling Tower

MCAA Smart Solutions recognizes that careful collaboration between SPX Cooling, Herman Goldner (mechanical contractor), Dyna-Tech Corporation (rep firm), Erickson Inc. (helicopter) and others made for a successful cooling tower installation in a high-traffic area. Herman Goldner Keeps Costs Low and Efficiency High with SPX Cooling Tower

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Evaporative Cooling Tower Innovations

In Chiller and Cooling Best Practices, Glenn Brenneke outlines ways SPX Cooling uses customer feedback and its industry network to identify new product opportunities.

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Keeping the Process Running: Addressing Cooling Challenges at Refineries and Chemical Plants

Many oil and gas refineries and other process cooling facilities use cooling towers that are approaching the end of their service life. Our article in Oil & Gas Product News helps you explore options to determine the most suitable cooling solution.

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