Cooling Systems for the Energy Sector
Cooling systems are deployed in a multitude of applications, from cooling nuclear reactors and gas turbines to maintaining the efficiency of electrical transformers and substations. By dissipating heat and maintaining optimal operating conditions, cooling systems not only safeguard critical equipment but also contribute significantly to the overall efficiency and sustainability of the energy industry.
We offer fully bespoke and customisable technical services, as well as advanced performance monitoring solutions which offer not only a constant insight into the efficiency of your cooling system, but allow predictive maintenance to lower your overall operating costs by fixing any potential issues before they arise.
If you’re unsure of your needs, you can always check out our knowledge centre which is full of useful information to help guide you in the right direction. In any case, if you have an existing system in need of redesign or refurbishment, or you are looking to install a brand-new system with full turn key solutions, you may wish to consider the following:
For energy companies with available footprint, adiabatic coolers provide a great option for reducing water consumption. It’s possible to achieve as much as a 90% reduction in water consumption compared to a cooling tower delivering the same duty – ideal for sites with restricted access to water or for those looking to reduce their water consumption.
Our SMART range of towers and coolers reduce energy consumption using scheduling capabilities to only run the tower or adiabatic unit during set periods of the day. As a result, less energy is used, and lower noise levels are observed during your off-peak hours.
Minimal operating noise levels
Energy companies within proximity to residential areas should consider limiting operating noise by introducing sound attenuators to the cooling units. Vistech offers several discharge attenuator options to best suit your requirements. Our sales engineers can discuss this in depth at the design stage. It’s also possible to install attenuators retrospectively, on existing units.
Remote monitoring for peace of mind
We offer 24-hour monitoring for your peace of mind to ensure any issues are dealt with promptly and down time is kept to a minimum. You can also keep an eye on how your unit is continually performing with real time monitoring and monthly performance reports.
Corrosion resistant material
All Vistech units are manufactured using Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), a corrosion resistant material. This will significantly extend the life span of your unit, compared to steel structures.
Intelligent design to increase longevity
Our Evaporative Panel Coolers are designed so that water does not contact the heat exchange surface/coil, limiting corrosion and increasing the longevity of your cooling unit.
To minimise the introduction of biological contaminants such as pollen, insects and dust into your cooling system and distillery process.
Health & Safety
Aerosol free design
Vistech’s evaporative panel design avoids spraying water so no aerosols are generated; you will therefore not be required to register your unit under the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers (NCTEC) to the local authority or HSE.
Water treatment costs
There’s no need for an expensive water treatment regime with our adiabatic range as the water used is typically provided from a mains supply therefore neither retained or reused, making the risk of legionella negligible.
All our GRP cooling towers are impregnated with a biocide, greatly reducing the risk of legionella. Removable pack and drift eliminators can be easily cleaned and once at the end of their life span can be economically replaced. We can also supply anti-legionella packing and drift eliminators as extra protection against legionella bacteria.
Cooling Tower or Adiabatic System?
Vistech Cooling Systems offers both cooling tower and adiabatic units depending on your site’s requirements, this helpful system comparison can help you decide which system is best suited to your energy site.
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