COOLFLO fans have established their record to consistently perform at better than guaranteed performance levels. The concept of replacing conventional fans with hollow FRP blade fan in Cooling Tower for energy savings was introduced for the first time in India by the COOLFLO team way back in 1981 (Refer list of research publications of Directors). Since then, thousands of fans have been replaced for energy conservation alone. In all these replacements, the technical service groups of various clients have carried out rigorous joint performance tests on these fans and have found convincing energy saving much better than guaranteed.
In National Organic Chemicals Ltd. way back in 1991, the entire plant cooling tower fan requirements (8 Nos. of 22 ft. dia. and 2 Nos. of 24 ft. dia.) for energy savings have been met with by COOLFLO fans. In Reliance industries Ltd., (RIL), Patalganga, the Energy Centre cooling tower fan replacements for energy conservation have been done by COOLFLO. In Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers, Trombay, for the energy efficient modifications of various plants: Ammonia, Urea and Methanol, are met only by COOLFLO. In IFFCO, Kalol whole plant cooling tower fans have been replaced by COOLFLO. Grasim Industries Ltd., (a flagship Company of Birla Group), Chemical Division, has chosen only COOLFLO fans to replace all their cooling tower fans. Other Birla Group companies like Renusagar Power Co. and Hi-Tech Carbon have also achieved energy savings with COOLFLO fans. On the basis of this, various Birla companies in Thailand and Indonesia have also replaced existing fans with ‘COOLFLO’ fans for energy conservation. In the Indian Petro-Chemicals Corporation Ltd., and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., at their different refineries/plants, COOLFLO fans have been chosen for energy efficiency improvements.
Largest fan in cooling towers in India is at Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), Neyveli at Thermal Power Station-I. These fans have a diameter of 34 ft.(10.36 mtr.) and are driven by 325 hp HT motors. The original fans supplied by French Company (Neu France) had stainless steel blades. As an import substitution, to save FOREX and for energy conservation, NLC has specified use of only Hollow FRP blade fans. COOLFLO has already supplied 39 Nos. of these fans with more than 15 percent energy savings when compared to the existing fans.
Southern Petrochemicals & Industries Corporation (SPIC) Ltd., Tuticorin, has chosen only ‘COOLFLO’ fans (15 nos. of 24 ft. dia. fans) for their Ammonia & Urea plant Cooling Tower Energy Conservation. For ammonia plant de-bottle necking, ‘COOLFLO’ fans have been put in service with 10 to 15% MORE AIR-FLOW.