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The ATWB is an induced draft, counterflow design closed circuit cooler with a capacity range of 85 to 46,667 MBH (24 to 13,664 kW). Standard construction includes the patented, high efficiency Thermal-Pak® Coil and G-235 (Z-725 Europe)galvanized steel casing and basin. Type 304 or 316 stainless steel construction is available for the basin or the entire unit.
ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler - Design Features
The ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler is an Advanced Technology, induced draft counterflow design closed circuit cooler featuring EVAPCO’s patented THERMAL-PAK® COIL – the most efficient in the industry. The counterflow design provides the ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler with inherently better operational and maintenance features.
Principle of Operation Evaporative Mode The process fluid is circulated through the coil of the closed circuit cooler. Heat from the process fluid is dissipated through the coil tubes to the water cascading downward over the tubes. Simultaneously, air is drawn in through the air inlet louvers at the base of the cooler and travels upward over the coil opposite the water flow. A small portion of the water is evaporated which removes the heat. The warm moist air is drawn to the top of the closed circuit cooler by the fan and is discharged to the atmosphere. The remaining water falls to the sump at the bottom of the cooler where it is recirculated by the pump up through the water distribution system and back down over the coils. Efficient Drift Eliminators An extremely efficient drift eliminator system is standard on the ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler. The system removes entrained water droplets from the air stream to limit the drift rate to less than 0.001% of the recirculating water rate. With a low drift rate, the ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler saves valuable water and water treatment chemicals. The ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler can be located in areas where minimum water carryover is critical, such as parking lots. The drift eliminators are constructed of an inert polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic material which effectively eliminates corrosion of these vital components. They are assembled in sections to facilitate easy removal for inspection of the water distribution system. Superior Air Inlet Louver and Screen Design The air inlet louver screens on the ATWB are constructed of corrosion-free PVC. They are a two pass design that minimizes splashout and reduces the potential for algae formation inside the cooler. In single pass louver systems used by other manufacturers, circulating water droplets tend to splashout, especially when the fans are shut off. With the two pass louver system, the water droplets are captured on the inward sloping pass, minimizing splashout problems. This unique louver design completely encloses the basin area. Direct sunlight is blocked from the water inside the cooler, thereby reducing the potential of algae formation. Water treatment and maintenance costs are substantially reduced. While effectively containing the recirculating water and blocking sunlight, the louver design has a low pressure drop. The low pressure drop results in lower fan energy consumption, which reduces the operating costs of the cooler. Pressurized Water Distribution System EVAPCO's Zero Maintenance ZMII® Spray Nozzle remains clogfree while providing even and constant water distribution for reliable, scale-free evaporative cooling under all operating conditions. The heavy duty nylon ZMII® Spray nozzles have a 1-1/4" diameter opening and a 1-1/4" splash plate clearance. Furthermore, the fixed position ZMII® nozzles are mounted in corrosion-free PVC water distribution pipes that have threaded end caps. Together, these elements combine to provide unequaled coil coverage and scale prevention, and make the industry's best performing non-corrosive, maintenance-free water distribution system. The water distribution is designed to provide a minimum 6 GPM over each square foot (4 liters per second over each square meter) of unit plan area to ensure proper flooding of the coil.Principle of OperationEfficient DriftEliminatorsSuperior Air Inlet Louver and Screen DesignPressurized Water Distribution System
ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler - Maintenance Features
Designed for easy maintenance, the ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler leads the industry in service friendly features. The three most critical areas for closed circuit cooler maintenance are the basin, drive system, and coil. The ATWB basin section is designed to allow quick and easy access from outside the cooler. Just like the basin, all service to the drive system can be safely performed from the side of the cooler, and EVAPCO's Power-Band drive system is the easiest belt drive system to maintain in the industry! The exclusive Thermal-Pak® Coil is designed for trouble-free maintenance and long life straight from the factory.
The cold water basin section is easily accessible from ground level by simply removing the (2) two Quick Release Fasteners on the inlet louver assemblies surrounding the closed circuit cooler and lifting out the lightweight louver.
The basin can be accessed from all (4) four sides of the cooler. This open basin design enables the ATWB basin to be easily cleaned.
Clean Pan Basin Design
The ATWB features a sloped basin from the upper to lower pan section. This "Clean Pan" design allows the water to be completely drained from the basin. The closed circuit cooler water will drain from the upper section to the depressed lower pan section where the dirt and debris can be easily flushed out through the drain. This design helps prevent buildup of sedimentary deposits, biological films and minimizes standing water.
Stainless Steel Strainers
The EVAPCO standard for many years, the stainless steel strainer is one component of the evaporative condenser subject to excessive wear and corrosion. With stainless steel construction, this component will last the life of the cooling.
Easy, Removable Air Inlet Louvers with Quick Release Fasteners
The ATWB features a Quick Release Fastener design consisting of (2) two large thumbscrews and a latch system. By loosening the thumbscrews, the latch pulls up and out of the louver frame, allowing the louver to be removed while the latch and thumbscrews stay on the closed circuit cooler.
3', 4', 8-1/2' & 17' Wide Models Motor Mount, Power Band Belt Adjustment and Bearing Lubrication
The fan motor and drive assembly are designed to allow easy servicing of the motor and adjustment of the belt tension from the exterior of the unit. The T.E.F.C fan motor is mounted on the outside on these models and is protected from the weather by a cover which swings away for maintenance.
A large hinged access door is located on the side of the unit for easy access to the fan drive system. The belt can be adjusted by tightening the J-Bolts on the motor base and the tension can be checked easily through the access door, all while standing at the side of the unit. The bearings can also be lubricated from the side of the unit. The bearing lubrication lines have been extended to the exterior casing and are located by the access door, thus making bearing lubrication easy.
Sloped access ladders and working platforms are available as an option to facilitate maintenance.
Belt Drive Units - 12' & 24' (3.7 & 7.3 m) Wide Models
The T.E.A.O. fan motor is located inside the fan casing on the large ATC Evaporative Condenser, and is mounted on a rugged heavy duty motor base. The motor base is designed to swing completely to the outside of the unit through a very large hinged (14 square feet) (1,3 square meters) access door greatly simplifying motor maintenance.
The unique swinging motor mount designed for these models features easy belt adjustment from the exterior of the unit. The T.E.A.O. fan motor is mounted on an adjustable base which is supported by two heavy duty galvanized steel pipes. The belt is adjusted by tightening an all-thread which runs through the motor base.
Clean Pan Basin Design
Stainless Steel Strainers
Easy, Removable Air Inlet Louvers w/ Quick Release Fasteners
3,4, 8-1/2' & 17' (2,6 & 5,2 m)
Wide Models Motor Mount,
Power Band Belt Adjustment
and Bearing Lubrication
12' & 24' (3,7 & 7,3 m) Wide MModels Motor Mount, Power Band Belt Adjustment and Bearing Lubrication
ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler - Drive Systems
The ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler features the highly successful EVAPCO POWER-BAND Belt Drive System engineered for heavy-duty operation. The POWER-BAND Drive System has consistently provided trouble-free operation in the most severe duty closed circuit cooler applications.
All ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler models utilize heavy duty totally enclosed (T.E.F.C. or T.E.A.O) fan motors designed specifically for closed circuit cooler applications. In addition to the standard motors offered on each cooler, EVAPCO offers many optional motors to meet your specific needs, including:
3', 4', 8.5' & 17' (0,9; 1,2; 2,6 & 5,2 m) wide ATWB models feature T.E.F.C. motors are located on the outside of the unit, protected by a hinged, swing away cover. 12' & 24' (3,7 & 7,3 m) wide ATWB models have T.E.A.O. motors located inside the fan section on a heavy duty motor base which swings to the outside for repair or removal.
Fan Shaft Bearings
The fan shaft bearings on the ATWB Closed Circuit Cooler are specially selected to provide long life, minimizing costly downtime. They are rated for an L-10 life of 75,000 to 135,000 hours, making them the heaviest duty pillow block bearing in the industry used for Closed Circuit Cooler duty.
Power-Band Belt Drive
The Power-Band drive is a solid-back multigroove belt system that has high lateral rigidity. The belt is designed for closed circuit cooler service, and is constructed of neoprene with polyester cords. The drive belt is sized for 150 percent of the motor nameplate horsepower ensuring long and trouble free operation.
Drive System Sheaves
Drive system sheaves located in the warm, moist atmosphere inside the cooling tower are constructed of an aluminum alloy. Those located externally are protected by a hinged cover.
The standard design of the EVAPCO ATWB provides the customer with the most efficient and easiest Closed Circuit Cooler to maintain in the industry. There are additional options which can make maintenance easier, extend the life, or enhance the performance capabilities of the Closed Circuit Cooler.
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