Cooling Towers

Cooling Towers

Cooling towers are industrial heat exchangers that typically cools water that has is pumped into areas of extreme heat. Cooling tower industrial applications are used in oil refineries, chemical plants, thermal power plants, and large HVAC systems. These systems use high volume airflow to reduce the water temperature before it is pumped back into the areas of extreme heat. 

The high volume airflow is created by the use of electric powered fans. The power requirements widely varies and is dependent on how large each cooling tower system is. Optibelt manufactures v-belt and timing belts specifically engineered for cooling towers.

Small Business & Office Complexes
For cooling tower units that use fractional horsepower drives, Optibelt has developed HVAC Power. HVAC Power fractional horsepower v-belts engineered to flex around small diameter pulleys, can handle extreme temperatures, and features low-stretch cords that extend maintenance interval

Large Facilities, Factories, Power Plants, Warehouses & Stadiums
Larger complexes naturally use cooling tower systems. This requires higher volumes of air and larger motors are needed. For these applications Optibelt developed Red Power high performance v-belts. In addition to being able to withstand higher temperatures, Red Power is the only v-belt available that does not need to be re-tensioned after installation. Its high-modulus polyester cords and transverse fiber rubber keep the belt tensioned throughout its lifetime. This ability to keep proper tension also means substantial yearly energy savings for companies.  

Oil Refineries & Chemical Plants
These facilities manufacture or produce highly volatile chemicals or gasses. In these environments electrical discharges can be catastrophic. For these cooling towers Optibelt has engineered Fan Power timing belts. They are certified ISO 9563 anti-static and can handle the power needed to keep the fans moving. Fan Power features large diameter glass fiber cords that are counter wound for no pull-bias and its rubber compound is reinforced with aramid fibers.

Products

RED POWER 3, SINGLE

V-BELTS , HIGH PERFORMANCE, NO TENSION MAINTENANCE

A revolutionary belt that requires no tension maintenance throughout its lifetime, is wear resistant for longer belt life, and transfers up to 50% more power than conventional v-belts.

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HVAC Power

V-BELTS, FRACTIONAL HORSEPOWER, HIGH PERFORMANCE

Specifically engineered to meet the demands of HVAC motors and drives. HVAC POWER has the flexibility of cogged or notched belts while keeping OPTIBELT's wrapped fabric cover. 

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Omega Fan Power

CERTIFIED ANTI-STATIC TIMING BELTS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Designed specifically for oil refinery fin fan applications. OMEGA FANPOWER has the same high-performance characteristics as OMEGA HP.

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SK

WEDGE V-BELT, STANDARD & METRIC PROFILES, ARPM & METRIC DIN SECTIONS

Standard and metric size v-belts for versatility in many industrial power transmission applications.

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VB

V-BELT, PERFORMANCE, CLASSICAL PROFILES

The classic among drive belts due to its universal use in industrial power transmission applications.

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