Publication Type:

Journal Article


IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Physics Publishing, Volume 310, Number 1 (2018)



computer aided design, Cooling, Cooling towers, heat transfer, Heat transfer device, Manufacture, Manufacturing industries, Manufacturing methods, Manufacturing process, Manufacturing system simulations, Process modifications, Productivity, Productivity enhancement, Simulation packages


<p>Cooling towers are the heat transfer devices commonly found in industries which are used to extract the high temperature from the coolants and make it reusable in various plants. Basically, the cooling towers has Fills made of PVC sheets stacked together to increase the surface area exposure of the cooling liquid flowing through it. This paper focuses on the study in such a manufacturing plant where fills are being manufactured. The productivity using the current manufacturing method was only 6 to 8 fills per day, where the ideal capacity was of 14 fills per day. In this plant manual labor was employed in the manufacturing process. A change in the process modification designed and implemented will help the industry to increase the productivity to 14. In this paper, initially the simulation study was done using ARENA the simulation package and later the new design was done using CAD Package and validated using Ansys Mechanical APDL. It's found that, by the implementation of the safe design the productivity can be increased to 196 Units. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.</p>


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Cite this Research Publication

P. R. Nithin, Gopikrishnan, S., and A. Sumesh, “A case study on Simulation and Design optimization to improve Productivity in cooling tower manufacturing industry”, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 310, 2018.