Johnson Controls to Display BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling
The company worked with the Electric Power Research
Institute to evaluate BlueStream in a wide range of
cooling conditions in thermoelectric power plants.
Johnson Controls' new BlueStream™ Hybrid Cooling System
– is designed to help customers address water and energy
challenges in facilities through more efficient cooling
The solution will be featured at the 2017
Air-Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration (AHR) Expo in
Las Vegas (booth C3124).
BlueStream features a groundbreaking technology –
thermosyphon hybrid cooling – to reduce water
consumption in traditional cooling tower systems by 25
to 80 percent compared to all-evaporative heat rejection
systems. It also maintains peak process output and
energy efficiency on the hottest summer days.
Like fanning away sweat on a hot day, open cooling
towers reduce the temperature of water heated in
chillers, industrial processes, data centers and other
high-heat practices. Through a “wet” process, the warm
water is sprayed over the fill in a cooling tower to
increase the contact area, and the heat is removed
A constant supply of water is needed to replace the
water evaporated from the cooling tower, but in many
regions, continuing droughts and increasing competition
for this essential resource limit water availability.
Additionally, some water is continuously bled from the
system to reduce the buildup of undissolved solids as
water is evaporated. This generates a large wastewater
stream, often containing many additional water treatment
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