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John Cooper has 27 years of experience in the thermal and hydraulic design of large mechanical draft power plant cooling towers. Between 1976 and 1985, while employed as Chief Thermal Engineer with Zurn Industries, Inc. Cooling Tower Division, he personally designed the fill systems, water distribution systems, and air-moving systems of the mechanical draft cooling towers presently in service at the following power plants:

POWER PLANT CLIENT UTILITY

COOLING TOWER DESCRIPTION

Waterford Nuclear 3

Entergy Operations, Inc.

Two 2-cell concrete counterflow rectangular Ultimate Heat Sink cooling towers featuring stainless steel Munters CF-12060 fill and four 60 diameter vaneaxial fans per cell

Anclote Plant

Florida Power Corporation

Two 222 ft. dia. circular concrete counterflow once-through salt water towers, each featuring twelve 32 ft. dia. fans with 16 blades, driven by 400 HP motors

Colstrip Plant,
Units 4 & 5

Montana Power Company

Two 243 ft. dia. circular concrete counterflow towers with twelve 40 ft. dia. fans each

Killen Station,
Unit 1

Dayton Power & Light Company

One 222 ft. dia. circular concrete counterflow tower with twelve 32 ft. dia. fans

Limestone Station,
Units 1 & 2

Houston Lighting & Power Co.

Two 243 ft. dia. circular concrete counterflow towers with twelve 40 ft. dia. fans each

Louisa Station,
Unit 1

Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric

One 243 ft. dia. circular concrete counterflow tower with twelve 40 ft. dia. fans

Mill Creek,
Unit 4

Louisville Gas & Electric

One 213 ft. dia. circular concrete counterflow tower with twelve 30 ft. dia. fans

Oklaunion Power Station

West Texas Utilities Co.

Two 243 ft. dia. circular concrete counterflow towers with twelve 40 ft. dia. fans each


In recent years, John Cooper & Associates, P.A. has provided engineering analysis and design services in support of several high profile helper cooling tower projects:

 

In 2000 JC&A was awarded two contracts by Entergy Operations, Inc. to provide thermal and hydraulic engineering analysis services relating to development of preliminary helper cooling tower designs for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.

 

In March of 2001, JC&A contracted with AmerenUE to develop the engineering details for design modifications to the water distribution system of the natural draft cooling tower at the Callaway Nuclear Plant in order to facilitate parallel operation with a future helper mechanical draft cooling tower. In April 2001, JC&A prepared the bid specification documents for a state-of-the-art fiberglass helper cooling tower for the Callaway Nuclear Plant.

 

In September 2001, JC&A contracted with Exelon Nuclear to provide engineering analysis and design services for a new Extended Power Uprate helper cooling tower at the Dresden Nuclear Station. In April 2002, JC&A wrote the Bid Specification Document for the Dresden EPU cooling tower.

 


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