SPONSORED Aggreko the global provider of modular, mobile power, has launched a new proposition – the Global Cooling Tower (GT) Series.
The GT Series, Aggreko’s first mobile and modular cooling tower which can be deployed on a global level, aims to support and increase efficiency for customers operating in an increasingly decentralised and digitalised energy market. Aggreko has already installed GT Series products at customer sites across the world from Japan to North America.
Engineered by Aggreko, the GT Series’ unique modular design aims to reduce customer energy costs and save space on industrial sites. Uniquely, the new cooling towers are built into a standard shipping container frame that can be installed quickly and easily on new sites, or integrated as part of existing Aggreko projects typically within a few days following delivery. To support the frame, Aggreko has developed new extendable legs, housed within the frame, which can adjust the height of the cooling tower, based on customer need and application.
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Currently available in two sizes, the GT-40 and GT-20 cooling towers can be lifted with a forklift or crane, and transported by road, rail, ship or air. This can reduce customer shipping costs by up to 40 per cent, and offer a 25% smaller footprint when compared to current towers. This coupled with the unique extendable legs allows the position of ancillaries under the towers to make the most efficient use of space on-site. The units can cool up to 4000 gallons per minute (GPM) or, for the biggest and most challenging of products, the modular design allows the GT Series units to be interconnected side by side, or end to end, to cool up to 1,500,000 GPM. In the Australia Pacific region, the initial fleet addition will include the GT-20 as well as a number of CT10,000 units (10,000kW) which currently exist in the marketplace.
Billy Childers, head of Aggreko Cooling Tower Services (ACTS) said: “For two decades, Aggreko has been the leading innovator of cooling tower solutions, developing a range of new designs, capacities and capabilities that have since been adapted throughout the industry. I’m fortunate to have assembled and led a team of expert innovators from around the world of Aggreko to bring this innovation to market on a global basis. Something of which I’m incredibly proud.”
The introduction of the GT Series is the latest in a long line of Aggreko cooling technology innovations. In recent years, the company has led some of the largest emergency cooling operations ever undertaken, in sectors such as petrochemical and refining, oil and gas, mining, and food and beverage.
The units maintain precise temperature control and reduce energy costs through variable-speed fan motors. Aggreko estimates that monthly energy savings from a single GT-40 cooling tower range from $2,000 to $5,000 compared to other rental cooling towers, contributing towards decarbonisation targets.
Bill Carrick, Group Director of Temperature Control added: “As energy markets continue to transition, Aggreko remains committed to the ongoing technology investment and innovation that best suits changing customer needs.”, he added “The expertise of our people combined with the global availability of our large fleet of cooling towers, piping, pumps and power generation equipment, gives our customers an unmatched solution to meet any cooling need, no matter how large, how far or how urgent.”
The GT Series is fully connected to Aggreko Remote Monitoring (ARM) providing 24/7 monitoring of flow rates, temperatures, power consumption and water levels to ensure continuous top-performance around the clock.
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