There are different types of cooling tower construction. During the design phase, the choice is made according to the application for which the cooling equipment is intended or the system size.
The most frequent variables that can guide the selection are in general as follows:
- thermal power to be dissipated
- nature of the water to be cooled
- processing type
- context in which the installation takes place (civil or industrial)
- special plant requirements, e.g. new plant or replacement of a cooling tower.