Cooling Tower Storm Damage Case Study | Aggreko

Cooling Towers from Aggreko Substitute for Storm Damaged Plant

The Challenge for the Customer

A fierce tornado damaged one of six critical cooling towers at an Oklahoma power station.  The loss of the 115,000 GPM tower was severely limiting power generation.  The hot summer period was a particular challenge.  A speedy solution was essential and a US$100,000 a day penalty was consequently part of the contract.

Aggreko’s Solution

Working to schedule, within eight days Aggreko assembled a temporary system.  This project was comprised of 45 modular cooling tower rentals, associated rental electrical distribution and piping systems. The unique and patented design allowed the towers to be located within a limited space.  The elevated cold water basin in the design meant no additional pumps were required.

The Benefit to the Customer

The installation was a complete success.  The plant was back to normal production within eight days.  Utility consumers were assured of continued power supply for air conditioning and other services.

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