Still not seeing the 1700.. I believe I am missing something... First off a "tonne" is an odd choice of unit of measure (used for burning of petroleum to generate power).
Originally Posted by KickedGinger
Here is a basic BTUH calculation equation.
BTUH= GPM x Delta T (F) x 500
There are 12,000 BTU's in one ton of refrigeration.
Let me know where I am going wrong.
Regardless, cooling towers would be the best option budget wise, fluid coolers would be the ultimate.
If a day goes by and you have learned nothing, I hope you got a lot of sleep.
Originally Posted by GT Jets
Yes youre right!! how embarrassing! I will total all units and re-check the tonnage. I think I mixed up jobs!
assuming I am wrong (which I think I am) cooling tower seems the way to go?
cooling towers are quite massive by default, if your plant have space issues, calculations should be done well in advance.
other than that, as someone mentioned, return on investment should be really on good side, knowing water bills are quite high anywhere.
distance is not an issue, you are designing water network and come to pumps you need. other than space, noise can be an issue in general, but for industrial plant that would likely not be a problem.