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Natural Draft Cooling Towers: Article & Quiz with 7 MCQs II A Comprehensive Guide

Natural Draft Cooling Towers
Natural Draft Cooling Towers

Cooling Towers Quiz

1. Type of Cooling Tower

What type of cooling towers are typically used for large-scale applications like power plants?

2. Operating Principle

How do Natural Draft Cooling Towers create a continuous cooling cycle?

3. Advantages of Natural Draft Cooling Towers

What is an advantage of Natural Draft Cooling Towers?

4. Disadvantages of Natural Draft Cooling Towers

What is a disadvantage of Natural Draft Cooling Towers?

5. Weather Susceptibility

What weather conditions can Natural Draft Cooling Towers be susceptible to?

6. Natural Draft Cooling Tower Design

Why do Natural Draft Cooling Towers require a large footprint?

7. Cooling Tower Classification

How are cooling towers classified based on the draft and the direction of airflow?

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Short Article on Natural Draft Cooling Towers

Cooling towers are often the unsung heroes of industrial processes. These tall, open-topped structures play a vital role in keeping industrial processes and HVAC systems running smoothly. They work by cooling water that has been heated up during industrial operations or in buildings.

There are two main types of cooling towers, classified by the draft and the direction of airflow:

Natural Draft Cooling Towers:

These towers are typically used for large-scale applications like power plants and industries with high cooling water flow rates.

They operate by relying on natural convection, where hot air rises and is released into the atmosphere through the tower’s tall, hyperbolic shape. This natural draft draws in cooler air at the bottom of the tower, creating a continuous cooling cycle.


  • Simple design and construction.
  • No need for additional fans.
  • Lower operating costs.


  • Requires a large footprint due to their height.
  • Limited cooling capacity compared to mechanical draft towers.
  • Susceptible to weather conditions like wind and temperature.

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