Consulting engineers specialising in bridge, tunnel, marine and specialist engineering
Cooling water systems
offers a less energy intensive alternative to conventional cooling
systems and the use of water as a medium for cooling is growing. Cooling
water systems are found as part of desalination plants, energy
production and various types of manufacturing
The design of a seawater cooling system is a multidisciplinary task which requires coordination of the hydraulic, coastal, structural and electromechanical aspects.
In addition, the environmental impacts have to be addressed due to the heat load discharged back to the marine or fluvial environment. COWI has accumulated many years experience in this field, and our services cover all aspects of the design.
Typically, the design is prepared in close collaboration with a contractor. Consequently, COWI is used to consider scheduling and constructability issues during the design phase.
We have in-house experience in the modelling tools used to support the design process: surge protection analysis packages, hydraulic modelling packages for thermal dispersion and steady-state pipe flow, structural design tools and 3D modelling systems such as PDS, PDMS or SmartPlant.
Hugo WoodExecutive DirectorCOWI UK Limitedhuwo@cowi.com
Stefan LombardoPrincipal EngineerCOWI UK Limited - Marinestlo@cowi.com