Cool­ing wa­ter sys­tem

Fan for forced ventilation of the cooling tower cell
Fan for forced ven­ti­la­tion of the cool­ing tow­er cell
Image 1/2, Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Fan for forced ventilation of the cooling tower cell

The mod­u­lar cool­ing wa­ter sys­tem at the DLR Cologne site sup­plies the com­pressed air sys­tem for the high-pres­sure com­bus­tion cham­ber test rig at the DLR In­sti­tute of Propul­sion Tech­nol­o­gy and the wind tun­nels at the DLR In­sti­tute of Aero­dy­nam­ics and Flow Tech­nol­o­gy.
Trickling area of the cooling tower system
Trick­ling area of the cool­ing tow­er sys­tem
Image 2/2, Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Trickling area of the cooling tower system

The mod­u­lar cool­ing wa­ter sys­tem at the DLR Cologne site sup­plies the com­pressed air sys­tem for the high-pres­sure com­bus­tion cham­ber test rig at the DLR In­sti­tute of Propul­sion Tech­nol­o­gy and the wind tun­nels at the DLR In­sti­tute of Aero­dy­nam­ics and Flow Tech­nol­o­gy.

The modular cooling water system at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne supplies the compressed air system for the high-pressure combustion chamber test rig at the DLR Institute of Propulsion Technology and the wind tunnels at the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology.

Strong cooling for large-scale research

The system has a large working area. Thanks to two supply circuits with several pumps, all connected consumers can be supplied with sufficient energy, making it possible to operate test rigs and wind tunnels in parallel, even at higher energy loads. The cooling water system is designed to make partial load operation as efficient as possible while accommodating high peak loads, so it could support many additional test rigs and wind tunnels.

For internal and external partners in aeronautics and energy technology, the DLR Institutes of Propulsion Technology and Combustion Technology provide a unique testing infrastructure to study combustion chambers under realistic operating conditions regarding pressure and temperature across a range of performance classes.

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  • Volker Speelmann
    Head of Re­search In­fras­truc­tures
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-4103
    Fax: +49 2203 601 4115
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
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  • Martin Hirth
    Site Man­ag­er
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Me­dia Sup­ply
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2501
    Fax: +49 2203 601 2313

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