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Cooling tower testing

Cooling Tower Testing

Phelps Engineering helped write the Cooling Technology Institute test code.  We can perform tests to see how your tower now stands as far as performance.  We can do this to get a baseline performance point as well as monitor a tower’s performance over time.

Past Projects:

Below is a partial listing of some of Phelps Engineering Company’s more notable installations.

Southern Chemical

This ethylene service cooling tower was upgraded with a Phelps design. No increase in fan HP. No add cells. Circulating water temperatures at design conditions were reduced 3.5°F.

Southwest Power

The 14 cell tower (Phelps) at the top performs at 100% of specified design capability. The 18 cell tower in the middle, tested at 82% of design and the 16 cell tower at the bottom tested at 84%. This is the only known site where three different tower designs operate side-by-side under identical heat loads, thus yielding empiric results about Phelps Engineering Company’s design and performance capabilities

Eastern Chemical

Water temperatures at design conditions were reduced 3.4°F. Existing fill was re-used in combination with Phelps proprietary fill design that maximized air-side capability in combination with re-distributed hydraulic


  • Upgrading
  • New Towers or Add Cells for Tight Spaces
  • Consulting and Bid Analysis
  • Testing
  • Water Conservation
  • Optimization
  • Repairs