Swenson can supply direct contact barometric condensers when condensate recovery and cooling water quality are not issues. These barometric condensers are very efficient because vapors from the process are, as the name suggests, in direct contact with the cooling water.
Swenson can supply the condenser directly mounted on top of the vapor body. A short piece of vertical pipe connects the vapor body with the condenser to minimize piping and pressure drop. This design also eliminates structural steel for support of a separate condenser. For cooling tower applications, the hot well is elevated to permit gravity flow of water from the hot well to the top of the cooling tower, thus eliminating the need for a pump.