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Category: Industrial Utilities
Question: IS there a rule of thumb to estimate the footprint of a cooling tower during design phase?
Keywords: cooling,tower,rule,thumb,basin,area,footprint
Answer: Over the years, this one has seemed to stand the test of time:
Every million Btu/h of tower capacity will require approximately 1000 ft2 of cooling tower basin area.