Another common type of cooling tower is the crossflow cooling tower. In crossflow cooling towers, the incoming air flow moves perpendicular to the water flow. Water flows from the top of the cooling tower down through the distribution basin and into the fill, while the cooling tower fan draws air horizontally across the fill. Unlike counterflow cooling towers, this system is more susceptible to frost. Additionally, crossflow cooling towers are more prone to dirt build-up in the fill, and they can be one of the more expensive equipment types. In terms of cooling tower maintenance, Hamon therefore recommends replacing crossflow cells with counterflow cells, and can provide all the necessary services.
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