Patents Assigned to SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11079187
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular heat exchange tower that has a plurality of air inlet modules each having stanchion disposed therein. The modular heat exchange tower also includes a series of heat exchange modules positioned above the air inlet modules along with a series of plenum modules position above the heat exchange modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Rasmussen, Mark Davison, Dustin Jenkins, John Dalton
  • Patent number: 10895420
    Abstract: A hybrid fluid cooler assembly that provides increased heat exchange. The apparatus includes a plurality of adjacently spaced arrays, each array having a plurality of cooling conduits in combination a direct heat exchange portion. In addition, the apparatus includes an airflow inlet that provides a single air flow current that traverses the direct heat exchange portion and then the indirect heat exchange portion in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Stratman
  • Patent number: 10538933
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular heat exchange tower comprising a first module comprising a first basin disposed therein and a second module comprising a second basin disposed therein. The aforementioned modular heat exchange tower may also include heat exchange sections, which are disposed in the first module and the second module. The first module and the second module may be assembled prior to being transported to a job site and installed in the modular heat exchange tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Maurer, Paul Hink
  • Patent number: 10495391
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular heat exchange tower including a first module having a first basin disposed therein and a second module having a second basin disposed therein. The aforementioned modular heat exchange tower may also include heat exchange sections, which are disposed in the first module and the second module. The first module and the second module may be assembled prior to being transported to a job site and installed in the modular heat exchange tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Speckin, Aaron Folken, Dustin Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10465407
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular heat exchange tower including a first module having a first basin disposed therein and a second module having a second basin disposed therein. The aforementioned modular heat exchange tower may also include heat exchange sections, which are disposed in the first module and the second module. The first module and the second module may be assembled prior to being transported to a job site and installed in the modular heat exchange tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Maurer, Paul Hink
  • Patent number: 10393441
    Abstract: A drift eliminator to remove liquid from a flow of air in a cooling tower includes an eliminator inlet, a plurality of flutes, an eliminator ridge, and a plurality of ribs. The eliminator inlet is to receive the flow of air. The plurality of flutes are configured to convey the flow of air through the drift eliminator. The eliminator ridge has a first drift wall extending in a first direction and a second drift wall extending in a second direction. Each flute is in fluid communication with the eliminator ridge and is defined by a flute interior surface curving upwards from the flute inlet to a flute outlet. The plurality of ribs are defined by adjacent ones of the flutes and curving upwards toward the flute outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jidong Yang, Jason Stratman, Eric Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10309734
    Abstract: A cooling tower having an evaporative media along with a liquid distribution system that distributes hot liquid over the evaporative media. The cooling tower includes a pair of heat exchanger modules that each have a first set of passageways in fluid communication with a first flow duct and a second set of passageways in fluid communication with a second flow duct. The heat exchanger module transfers heat from a first air stream into a second air stream. The cooling tower further includes a first bypass flow path that extends between the first heat exchanger module and the second heat exchanger module whereby a bypass door regulates airflow there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Kenneth P. Mortensen, Craig J. Hickman
  • Patent number: 10302377
    Abstract: A fill support frame for an evaporative cooling tower includes a plurality of horizontal framing members, a plurality of columns, and a plurality of rails disposed on the horizontal framing members. The plurality of rails are configured to engage a plurality of slide members of a fill module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Randall W. Powell, Jeffrey McMillen
  • Patent number: 10254057
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular heat exchange tower including a first module having a first basin disposed therein and a second module having a second basin disposed therein. The aforementioned modular heat exchange tower may also include heat exchange sections, which are disposed in the first module and the second module. The first module and the second module may be assembled prior to being transported to a job site and installed in the modular heat exchange tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Speckin
  • Patent number: 10240877
    Abstract: A fill in a rectilinear evaporative cooling tower includes a grid, grid support, module radial support, module column and module girts. The grid is to support a plurality of splash bars. The grid support is configured to provide support for the grid. The module support is configured to provide support for the grid support. The module column is configured to provide support for the module support. The module girts is configured to rest on a fill support frame of the rectilinear evaporative cooling tower and configured to provide support for the module columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall W. Powell
  • Patent number: 10222146
    Abstract: A cooling tower having an evaporative media along with a liquid distribution system that distributes hot liquid over the evaporative media. The cooling tower includes a pair of heat exchanger modules that each have a first set of passageways in fluid communication with a first flow duct and a second set of passageways in fluid communication with a second flow duct. The heat exchanger module transfers heat from a first air stream into a second air stream. The cooling tower further includes a first bypass flow path that extends between the first heat exchanger module and the second heat exchanger module whereby a bypass door regulates airflow there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Kenneth P. Mortensen, Craig J. Hickman
  • Patent number: 10175002
    Abstract: A cooling tower system and/or fluid cooler that provides desired cooling performance, without the use of pressurized or gravity based nozzle spray systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Dalton, Jason Stratman
  • Patent number: 10113326
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a modular heat exchange tower having a first module that includes a first basin disposed therein and a second module having a second basin disposed therein. The aforementioned modular heat exchange tower may also include heat exchange sections, which are disposed in the first module and the second module. The first module and the second module may be assembled prior to being transported to a job site and installed in the modular heat exchange tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Maurer, Paul Hink
  • Patent number: 10101100
    Abstract: A heat exchange fill apparatus for use with a cooling tower that employs a support frame assembly. The heat exchange fill apparatus has a media fill pack that is comprised of fill pack media modules wherein a stake, prevents the modules from shifting with respect to one another. The modules are installed in a cooling tower of the like via a hanging fill support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall W. Powell, Duane Krehbiel, Jeff McMillen, Paul W. Hink, Eldon F. Mockry
  • Patent number: 9739069
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to modules for heat exchange for use in cooling towers and methods of assembling cooling towers using such modules. The aforementioned modules for heat exchange may include fill packing and a structural system configured to provide support for at least the fill packing, in which the structural system includes a plurality of structural members configured to provide compression and tension support. The aforementioned modules for heat exchange may be assembled prior to being transported to a job site and installed in a cooling tower. A method for assembling a cooling tower using the aforementioned modules for heat exchange includes: constructing a cold water basin; assembling an air inlet structure on the cold water basin; and placing a heat exchange module on top of the air inlet structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hongjun Jiang, Andjelko Piskuric
  • Patent number: 9702639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fan cylinder bracing system for a cooling tower having a fan deck that extends along a longitudinal axis. The bracing system has a first ring having a first diameter wherein the first ring is located at a first position along the longitudinal axis. It also has a second ring having a second diameter wherein the second ring is located at a second position along the longitudinal axis. Finally, the cylinder bracing system has a first brace connected to the first ring and said second ring, wherein said first brace transfers loads from the first ring to the second ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hongjun Jiang, Larry F. Burdick
  • Patent number: 9573077
    Abstract: A cooling tower that concentrates solids is described, wherein the cooling tower employs a fill material and a set of louvers that are positioned adjacent to the fill material. The cooling tower also employs a buildup prevention system that is permanently affixed to the cooling tower. The build-up prevention system is positioned adjacent to the fill material and configured to reduce solid buildup on the fill material louvers in the set of louvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tom Ruisinger, Ken Mortensen, Bruce Weeks
  • Patent number: D803367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Petterson
  • Patent number: D813364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jidong Yang, Jason Stratman, Eric Rasmussen
  • Patent number: D861844
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jidong Yang, Jason Stratman, Eric Rasmussen