Case Studies

Case Study 4: Cooling Tower Upgrade

With the increase of production or thermal capacity of a plant, cooling tower upgrade may be required in order to cope with the added capacity of the plant output. Such situation will require additional cooling towers to be added, which at times may not be feasible due to the high capital cost, or due to space constrains in the plant.

In these situations, MATRIX is able to provide Cooling Tower upgrading services. Cooling Towers can be upgraded up to 35% of their original capacity, and MATRIX will be able to provide the service which includes the engineering and thermal study, procurement of all the necessary equipment, construction and installation of the new equipments, and commissioning and testing of the upgraded cooling tower.

This will minimise the expenses compared to building a new cooling tower. As per our project done at PCFK Gurun, the cooling tower is upgraded to 35% of the original capacity, with the performance testing confirming the cooling tower is performing at 104% of the upgraded capacity.

Before: 100% Capacity

After: 135% Capacity