This Working Panel was established in 2008 and is until now dealing mainly with aspects of approval, design and operation of cooling towers and its respective states of technology, as there are:
Further tasks are the surveillance of new techniques to increase the efficiency of cooling systems and of changes in type and design of cooling towers, which are forced by change of regulations, and investigations in hygienic aspects of cooling water and cooling tower operation.
- Basic approvals for the design of cooling systems under consideration of the IPPC-Guideline 2008/1/EG (91/61/EG)
- Evaluation of materials and products of the cooling fill (including preventative fire protection and fire behavior)
- Automated operation modes/in Winter
- Design data for the structural design (e.g. operation temperature effects due to process-relating differing operation modes)
- "Best Practice" concerning new erections and maintenance (with system consistency in case of exchanging parts)
- Special problems in conjunction with sound attenuating baffles
- Consequences and considerations (avoidance/reduction) of recirculation effects within groups of cell cooling towers
- Types of cooling systems (cell-, large cooling towers; continuous-/once-through-/circuit-/mixed cooling) and criteria for utilization
- Specifics for flue gas discharges via cooling towers (i.a. measuring concepts/measuring spots for emissions, discharge procedures for the vapor-/flue gas-condensate etc.)
- Amendment of the IPPC-BREF-Document "Industrial Cooling Systems"