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March Tech Lunch: Variable Flow over Multiple Cooling Towers for Energy Savings

March 10, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Virtual Meeting Via Webconference

Designing Variable Flow Systems over Multiple Cooling Towers

What does variable flow to multiple cooling towers do for energy savings as well as performance?  Join us for this vital discussion which explains how significant energy savings can be achieved and how to avoid common mistakes when designing a system for and implementing variable flow.



Presentation Outline:

  • What is the science behind and the potential benefit of variable flow?
  • Under what design conditions will variable flow work and not work?
  • What are some of the common mistakes made in implementing variable flow?
  • What options should I consider adding to my cooling tower to enhance the capability for variable flow?
  • Are there cooling tower designs inherently better at performing variable flow?
  • What are the risks of reducing flow too much?
  • How low can I reduce the flow and still avoid these risks?


When: 03/10/2020 – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 985 8743 6735
Passcode: 883322


Presenter Bio

Gary Stauffer

Gary Stauffer is a Sales Engineer for SPX Cooling Technologies, Overland Park, Kansas.   Gary has worked for SPX Cooling Technologies since 2005.   He has held several roles including Designer in Mechanical Components, Technical Services Engineer, and Applications Engineer.  In the 10 years prior to that he worked as an Engineering Technician in the aluminum casting industries with the companies of Briggs & Stratton, and Stahl Specialty Company, respectfully.

Gary initially attended university at Missouri S&T, followed by the University of Missouri- Kansas City, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.   He has fifteen years of experience in working with Mechanical Equipment found in Cooling Towers.   He is a member of ASHRAE and ASME.

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