Who Needs Adiabatic Coolers?
Adiabatic cooling is popular because it is environmentally friendly as well as being a cost-effective alternative to cooling towers.
It consumes water but is designed to be more economical than traditional air-cooling systems. Adiabatic systems make use of spray booster pumps to deliver a fine mist, consuming far less water than that used by traditional cooling towers.
These coolers operate as dry coolers for the best part of the year. Water is only used for adiabatic cooling of the intake air when the ambient air temperature is high.
Virtually Every Industry Requires Coolers
Not only that, evaporative cooling or adiabatic cooling – the use of high-pressure water spray or misting – is used by businesses such as hotels, resorts, restaurants, museums, the pharmaceutical industry and hospitals to cool their patrons and equipment down. Within industries like this, humidity control is important in production and storage processes.
Data Centres Cool Things down with Air and Water
Adiabatic or liquid cooling is more familiarly used in IT facilities and data centres, making use of air and water as opposed to refrigeration gases to cool down these environments. Electronic data is on the increase and this is one industry that seriously appreciates the use of adiabatic coolers.
This is because these data centres can’t just willy-nilly increase the physical space to keep up with the growth, and they have to provide more computer power but in the space they have. Heat density is also increased in this limited space, so efficient cooling systems have to be considered.
As these data centres grow, more efficient cooling equipment is required, and yet data centre owners have to also take cognisance of water usage and the environmental impact their cooling systems have.
With adiabatic cooling, as air is heated it expands becoming lighter, rising upwards above the cooler air. The air continues to expand because of less pressure higher in the atmosphere, allowing the spread of air molecules which require energy to do so. The temperature of these air molecules drops, even though no heat has been removed from them, and this process is known as adiabatic cooling.
One Single System for More Efficiency
Evaporative coolers are more efficient than air cooling systems, and more recently, new technology has emerged, and adiabatic cooling incorporates evaporative- as well as air cooling into a single system. You want to deal with an established, reputable cooling company, and Total Process has been providing quality cooling equipment as well as extensive product knowledge.
Regular cooling systems come with higher energy costs and also lower operational efficiency whereas adiabatic cooling based on the natural thermodynamic properties of water, delivers immediate environmental benefits as well as cost savings. This cooling system is designed for versatility, and good maintenance of the system it is connected too will ensure an estimated life of 15 to 20 years.