Rental cooling tower options began appearing in the 1980’s with portable cooling towers and then modular cooling towers in the 1990’s. Today there is a booming rental cooling tower industry worldwide. Some companies choose a rental cooling tower because the need for additional cool water is not permanent and they are able to fund the project from their operational budget instead of capital budget.
Today many power plants are faced with increased pressure to preserve minimum water temperatures from the lake or river they use for cool water due to environmental impact of the water life. During the hot summer months these return water temperature restrictions can significantly reduce the amount of energy a plant can produce. A rental cooling tower helps the power plant to keep the water temperature below the required level so they can operate at full capacity all summer long. Other users of cooling towers can also benefit from augmented cool water during the summer months to positively impact their process.
Other applications of rental cooling towers are to ensure your HVAC or industrial process facility has the cool water it needs during a retrofit, repair or replacement of an existing cooling tower. Since a cooling tower operates much like the radiator on a car, when there is no cool water, there is no process. A rental cooling tower can truly save millions of dollars in lost revenue from a plant shut down.
Whether you are facing temporary incremental heat load, a cooling tower retrofit, planned maintenance, or even an emergency shut down, being familiar with what rental cooling tower options exist can be a life saver in the event of an emergency.