Cooling Tower Testing

Thermal Certification

CleanAir’s Mike Womack serves as the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) Thermal Certification Administer with technical and administrative oversight of CTI’s thermal certification program. Under this program, participating tower manufacturers have their published thermal ratings certified by CTI under the CTI STD-201 program. These ratings apply to model lines of factory assembled towers. CleanAir engineers also conduct the testing of these model lines to verify compliance with the program.

Thermal Performance Testing

CleanAir is licensed by CTI to evaluate the thermal performance of individual cooling towers under the Acceptance Test Code-105 (ATC-105). CleanAir performs these tests with calibrated CleanAir code-compliant equipment on a worldwide basis. These tests are typically performed to evaluate contractual acceptance of new or rebuilt towers. Testing may also be used to evaluate the performance of older towers in order to evaluate the need for tower modification. New tower performance is evaluated against OEM performance guarantees. CleanAir can generate predicted performance curves from collected test data for older towers.

Drift Emissions Testing

CleanAir is licensed by CTI to evaluate the drift emissions of individual cooling towers under the Acceptance Test Code-140 (ATC-140). Tests are typically performed to quantify emissions for regulatory compliance, contractual acceptance, or drift deposition. CleanAir can also determine Particulate Matter fractions (PM10 and PM2.5) from tested towers.

Sound Testing

CleanAir is licensed by CTI to evaluate the sound testing of individual cooling towers under the Acceptance Test Code-128 (ATC-128). This test code provides guidance for the measurement of near field and worker exposure type sound measurements. CleanAir performs these tests with calibrated CleanAir code-compliant equipment on a worldwide basis.