SMI Water Cooling Towers
Cold water is helpful in the snowmaking process as it decreases the change in temperature required to cool the water droplets. Water with temperatures above 38F or +3C should be considered for cooling assistance.
There are many ways to cool your snowmaking water. The simpler and most cost effective solutions involve running the water over rocks or other surface areas to help expose the water to the cool ambient conditions prior to entering the snowmaking storage areas. Other methods include using sprayers or spray nozzles to simply create small droplets above the storage lake or pond and allow this water to be exposed to colder air conditions to help with cooling.
Water cooling towers are becoming more common in snowmaking, and they are very effective way to utilize a small footprint of space to cool water to a very controlled temperature. Water is delivered to cooling towers at low pressure and then sprayed across blowing fans, then fed by gravity into the pumphouse.
SMI can help with all aspects of water cooling. Call us today.