Cooling towers are structures used for cooling water and other elements at temperatures as close to ambient temperature as possible. The main use of these large industrial cooling towers is to lower the temperature of cooling water used in power plants, oil refineries, petrochemical plants, natural gas processing plants as well as other industrial facilities.
These structures are made up of column and girder grids at different heights and arranged in columns and rows of cross bracing.
Cross bracing of the different portals is paramount for the design and calculations of this kind of structure, since air circulation is driven by fans located on the roof, which generate intense vibration that must be absorbed.
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