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Category: Industrial Utilities
Question: What factors should be compared when evaulating cooling tower bids?
Keywords: cooling,tower,bid,evaluation
Answer: Examining the following factors should allow for a reasonable evaluation of cooling towers:
  • Purchased cost
  • Installed cost
  • Fan energy consumption
  • Pump energy consumption
  • Water use
  • Water treatment costs
  • Expected maintenance costs
  • Worker safety requirements
  • Environmental safety
  • Expected service life
Links: Cooling Towers: Design and Operation Considerations