Designing a cooling tower could be a risky business … if not done correctly!
|Evaluation error of how much thermal load to dispose of||Plant served by the tower is lacking efficiency||A decrease in production and/or possible damage to the plant|
|Lower cost||Objective not achieved||Ineffective or useless project|
For this purpose, we will limit our discussion to the design of the tower and how to analyze issues that otherwise could result in risk and endanger the achievement of objectives such as performance, energy saving, …
Early detection of risk is important because it is easier, less costly, and less disruptive to make changes and correct work efforts during the earlier, rather than the later, phases of the project.
Hence, it’s important to define a risk management strategy that:
- identifies and analyzes risks,
- manages the identified risks,
- implements a mitigation/contingency plan when needed.