TC 02.1 – Water Cooling Tower Unit

The TC 02.1 unit operates a standard cooling method, used in the industrial sector. This method involves cooling hot water to environment temperature.


To this aim, air at environment temperature is blown in through the bottom of the tower by a fan. Meanwhile, the system sprays the hot water in the upper side of the tower, this water is cooled until environment temperature is achieved, then reheated and the process begins again.

The water tank is equipped with a calibrated feeder that shows precisely how much water has evaporaded during the process.

The unit is supplied with a computer that has the software already installed. This software can adjust the water and air flow through two PID controllers, while the screen shows the temperature and moisture degree in certain strategic points and at the push of a buttom all the relevant data is stored in a table.

The software displays the data for any given cooling tower, along with a diagram flow, to make the learning of the fenomenon easier.

Additionally, the software incorporates an automated calibration system.

Learning Objectives
  • Thermodynamic Fundamentals of water cooling towers.
  • Measuring airflow, water temperatures and humidity.
  • State changes in h-x diagram.
  • Determination of the cooling capacity.
  • Energy Balances.
  • Calculation of process parameters such as distance limit cooling, width of the cooling zone, etc.
Technical Data
  • Tower section 150×150 mm.
  • Measuring airflow using calibrated orifice Ø80mm.
  • Heater adjustable in 3 steps: 0,5kW, 1kW and 1.5kW.
  • High temp hot water: 50ºC.
  • Centrifugal fan:
    • Power consumption: 90W.
    • Maximum air flow: 510m3 / h.
  • Peripheral Pump:
    • Maximum flow: 10 l / min (5 mwc.)
    • Power consumption: 180W.
  • Hot water circuit with Bypass.
  • Electronic control the flow of hot water and air flow through the computer system.
  • The unit is supplied with an electronic and computerized system for control and representation, including computer.
  • Power supply: 230 V / 50-60 Hz.
  • Water inlet.
  • The equipment needs at least a cooling tower to work.

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