Example Installation: A Power Plant in the Chicago Area
This power plant had a counter-ﬂow cooling tower which, when inspected, had excessive icing which was degrading performance and causing damage to the wooden structural members. As a temporary fix the customer had installed tarps to keep the heat in the tower and melt the ice but these had to be removed and reinstalled each year.
Galebreaker supplied a permanent retractable winterization screen solution which can be deployed in the winter and retracted in the summer. The project was a huge success with immediate benefits to the customer: the cost to install and remove temporary tarps was eliminated; with temperatures well below freezing the ice was removed on the structures at the air inlet; performance was improved; no damage to mechanical equipment; complete seasonal protection with quick and easy operation.