Cooling Towers and Maintenance

MME 225

50 Contact Hours
50 Lecture Hours
0 Lab Hours
2.0 Credit Hours

This course covers cooling tower history and theory. Included are waste heat disposal, maintenance and inspection of interior and exterior structure, mechanical equipment including fans, gear boxes, power transmission and motor. Also covered are different types of cooling towers, water distribution systems, upgrading of existing cooling towers, water treatment, and water filtration and purification methods. Also covered is the installation, start-up and troubleshooting of 15-200 ton conventional reciprocating liquid chillers. Included are conventional chiller controls, step controllers used in chiller capacity, electronic controls and operation, microprocessor chiller controls, their operation, troubleshooting, and flotronic chiller operation and troubleshooting.