Air Inlet Cooling Nozzles

Increase process efficiency by evaporating sprayed water into inlet air to decrease temperature and increase density


Many facilities or processes in hot, dry areas can benefit from using spray nozzles to cool the inlet air streams. Evaporating water into the inlet air can provide critical cooling of heat sensitive areas such as electronic server rooms or animal enclosures. It can also provide significant increases in efficiency of equipment such as gas turbines or air-cooled condensers by cooling the air and increasing the relative humidity level of the inlet air streams to these units. Spray nozzles can provide an effective and economic alternative to the use of electric chillers in many applications.

Turbine inlet air cooling (TIAC) is common in dry areas that experience high temperatures either year round or seasonally to improve efficiency in power generation. During the summer, when demand for electricity is at its peak, the lower density of high temperature, dry air can reduce power generation up to 30% below rated capacity. Recapturing that lost efficiency can be achieved by increasing the air density through evaporative cooling. Use of the correct misting spray nozzles ensures complete evaporation of the droplets before contact with the turbine blades.

BETE provides air cooling misting nozzles designed for the most demanding of environments. All of our turbine inlet cooling nozzles are available with an optional safety wire hole. Our misting nozzles are designed to work at high differential pressures in order to produce small drop sizes and increase cooling efficiency. Our engineers have decades of experience in fitting custom solutions for each application. Contact us today to speak with our engineers about turbine inlet air cooling solutions.
 

Selecting an Air Inlet Cooling Nozzle: 

Important factors to consider:

  • Air temperature & humidity
  • Available quench length
  • Available / required flow rate
  • Available pressure drop (∆P) across the nozzle
    • ∆P = supply pressure at nozzle inlet - process pressure outside nozzle
  • Our experienced engineers can help determine which nozzle will perform as required with your design details.

Common Air Inlet Cooling Nozzle Uses and Industries:

  • Gas turbines
  • Server rooms
  • Air-cooled condensers
  • Animal housing / enclosures

MicroWhirl

  • Unique whirl disc design provides drip-free operation
  • Outstanding atomization
  • Optional safety wire hole available
Nozzle Type(s):
Whirl
Spray Pattern(s):
Mist
Flow Range:
.008 to .380 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
1000 to 3000 psi
Angle Range:
1 - 120°
Common Materials:
316

Mist

Select a nozzle number below for performance graph, drawings, and to request a quote.
Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
100 psi 250 psi 500 psi 1000 psi 2000 psi 3000 psi
MW 085 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .008 .013 .019 .027 .038 .047
MW 105 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .010 .017 .024 .033 .047 .058
MW 125 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .012 .020 .028 .040 .056 .068
MW 145 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .014 .023 .032 .046 .065 .079
MW 195 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .020 .031 .044 .062 .087 .107
MW 275 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .028 .044 .062 .087 .123 .151
MW 695 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8-24 70° .069 .110 .155 .219 .310 .380

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.

PJ

  • Impingement style nozzle with external pin
  • No whirl vanes or internal parts
  • Lower flow rates than P series
  • Multiple filter options available
  • Optional safety wire hole available
Nozzle Type(s):
Impingement
  • Impingement misting nozzles provide some of the finest atomization of any nozzle type for lower flow rate applications making them ideal for air inlet cooling applications
Spray Pattern(s):
Mist
Flow Range:
.007 to .865 gpm
Typical Pressure Range:
1000 to 3000 psi
Angle Range:
90°
Common Materials:
316

Mist

Select a nozzle number below for performance graph, drawings, and to request a quote.
Nozzle Number Connection Sizes Spray Angles gpm @ psi     (density: 1 SG)
10 psi 40 psi 100 psi 1000 psi 2000 psi 3000 psi
PJ 6 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - - .010 .030 .042 .052
PJ 8 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - - .018 .057 .080 .099
PJ 10 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - .017 .027 .085 .120 .147
PJ 12 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - .023 .036 .115 .163 .199
PJ 15 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° - .037 .058 .185 .262 .320
PJ 20 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .034 .067 .106 .335 .474 .581
PJ 24 1/8″, 1/4″ 90° .050 .100 .158 .500 .707 .865

These values are filtered based on search criteria or application and do not represent the full range of nozzles for this series. Click here to see all available series offerings.

XAAD

  • Internal mix air atomizing nozzle
  • Wide variety of hardware configurations
  • Available with clean out and shut off capabilities
  • Nickel alloy and other 300 series stainless steels available by request
Nozzle Type(s):
Air-Atomizing
  • Air-atomizing nozzles provide the fine atomization and high turndown rates often required for air inlet cooling applications
Spray Pattern(s):
Hollow Cone
Angle Range:
70°
Common Materials:
Nickel-plated Brass, 303, 316