Free Cooling in the Water Cooling Towers: a Case Study for Istanbul, Turkey
Energy saving in cooling towers which is used for cooling to the hot water can be significantly improved by using free cooling application. This application is commonly known economizer cycle and when outside conditions are suitable for cooling, it is used for. In this study, the free cooling is applied for the cold water necessity which is supplied by the chiller of the cooling tower in the factory which is available in Istanbul. The results show that the electricity consumption is decreased when the free cooling is applied with the chiller for industrial plant.
Key Words: Free cooling, Energy saving, Economizer, Istanbul
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