In every cooling tower there is a loss of water to the environment due to the evaporative cooling process. This evaporation is usually in the form of pure water vapor and presents no harm to the environment.
Drift, however, is the undesirable loss of liquid water to the environment via small droplets that become entrained in the leaving air stream. There, water droplets carry with them chemicals and minerals, thus impacting the surrounding environment.
Drift eliminators are designed to capture large water droplets caught in the cooling tower air stream. The eliminators prevent the water droplets and mist from escaping the cooling tower. Eliminators do this by causing the droplets to change direction and lose velocity at impact on the blade walls and fall back into the tower. Efficient drift eliminators will keep drift losses to less than .001% of the re-circulating water flow rate.
In every wet cooling tower, there is a loss of water to the environment due to the evaporative cooling process. To address this, cooling tower drift eliminators must be installed.
A drift eliminator is designed to capture large water droplets caught in the air stream, and prevent the droplets and mist from escaping the cooling tower. Over time, however, the drift eliminator can wear out and become brittle, or even become clogged if no proper preventative maintenance plan is implemented.
Drift Eliminator Installation:
Aside from supplying your site with a drift eliminator, we can also provide the labor needed for the removal and installation of a new cooling tower drift eliminator. Read more about our Cooling Tower Repair Services.