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Wet Surface Air Cooler (WSAC)

Niagara Blower Company

| | Sep 15, 2010 | 5:02 pm
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Niagara Blower Company

WSAC at power facility

WSAC at power facility

Saying that the closed-loop, evaporative Wet Surface Air Cooler (WSAC) is a practical solution to a wide range of heat transfer applications for power facilities in simple and combined cycle plants, the Niagara Blower Company, a design-build manufacturer, has introduced the product to the market.

According to the manufacturer, the applications of WSAC include, auxiliary loop cooling, vacuum steam condensing, heat recovery steam generator blowdown cooling, and turbine inlet air cooling.

The company lists the following benefits of the product:

  • Simpler system design
  • Lower parasitic energy (HP)
  • Reduced water use and the ability to use poor quality water as makeup
  • Ability to run dry during lower ambient temperatures for more water savings
  • Can be used for water management in certain applications
  • Competitive installed cost
  • Minimal maintenance required

Niagara Blower Company, pointing out that water use and disposal issues have become increasingly important in power plant design, highlight that sources of water that WSAC can handle include cooling tower blowdown, reverse osmosis (RO) discharge, condensate, pond water, gray water and sewage effluent. The manufacturer claims that due to wide tube spacing and use of more durable materials for construction, higher cycles of concentration can be achieved. It further claims that commonly used for adding capacity in ‘thermally challenged’ plants, WSAC coolers and condensers offer additional direct cooling without requiring additional tower capacity or makeup water.

According to the company, WSAC can double up as a first-stage evaporator, because, it says that the more water that can be evaporated in the heat transfer mode, the less needs to be handled in secondary (and costly) water treatment systems. Thus, the product has an advantage for zero discharge facilities, it claims.

Product features:

  • Each WSAC system is custom-designed to fit a specific heat transfer application.
  • Design parameters are based on customer specifications for input and output temperatures as well as ambient weather conditions.
  • Units vary in size from smaller packaged/skidded to large field-erected units.

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One comment on “Wet Surface Air Cooler (WSAC)”

  1. Betty says:

    I am so glad to know that your enterprise is also about portable cooling fan. We are a chinese factory,which specially manufacture air cooler and exhaust fan from 2005. You must know more about this field of cooling equipments will have good prospects in future. So open different foreign markets is the best way to sell our products in the world. And we want to know whether you are interested in being our exclusive seller in your country to achieve promote interests. Wish your prompt reply.
    Best Regards

    Betty Jia
    Foreign trade sales assistant
    Qingdao Yigao Air-conditioning Co.,Ltd
    Mobile: +86-15192545639
    Skype: Betty1990110
    Add: Zhaogezhuang Industrial Park , Liuting Street , Chengyang District , Qingdao City , China
    Email: qdyigao@yahoo.com.cn

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