Crossflow 3000XLF

3000 XLF Fiberglass Crossflow cooling tower – flexible crossflow performance with CCS' exclusive FRP structure for the ultimate in service life.

For those commercial, light industrial and mission-critical process projects requiring 1000-3000 tons in a crossflow configuration, CCS' 3000XLF tower provides performance and service benefits that will continue years beyond other towers. Available in 21 sizes, with FRP, Stainless Steel or concrete basin, the 3000XLF can match your project footprint, weight and performance requirements.

CCS Open FRP Structure Advantages

The 3000XLF shares the same highly-engineered FRP structural components as the larger Phoenix and Titan towers. The standard structure with our large 6x6-inch "power columns" offers superior rigidity, with no requirement for scheduled re-torqueing of the stainless steel connectors. As with all our designs, all columns are anchored to the basin, regardless of basin material.

3000XLF StructureThe illustration at the left shows the advantages of our open structure, including ease of access for serviceability, as well as fewer components and connections for faster installation. Structural components are manufactured and tested to our exact specifications, and ready to deliver a longer service life and greater UV protection and chemical resistance across a wider pH range. CCS Towers are engineered for a minimum structural life of 50 years.


Multi-Flo Adjustable Distribution SystemEnergy-Efficient Performance

CCS' standard design provides more flexibility in performance. Crossflow towers are inherently more energy-efficient than counterflow, but by adding our Multi-Flo™ distribution system, we further optimize performance by adjusting the number of spray nozzles, their capacity, and their placement to best match performance requirements. We also adjust the type and placement of fill. As a result, 3000XLF performance can be tuned to deliver more energy efficiency, especially in situations when widely varying flows are expected. Turndown capabilities can be as low as 30-50%, for a wider range of operation.


ThermaFit Selection SoftwareBest Performance and Lifecycle Cost with ThermaFit™

For any project there are multiple tower designs that can meet physical size and performance requirements. Determining which is most efficient or presents the best lifecycle cost can be a challenge. Our ThermaFit software utilizes the flexibility of CCS designs to produce multiple options in minutes. Engineers and CCS representatives can help select the tower configuration that is optimal for your project.

ThermaFit produces a full document package on the selected tower for your project, including a CTI data sheet; engineering specifications; tower and basin drawings; and performance curves and sound data.

For commercial buildings and light industrial applications where extended equipment life is required, the CCS 3000XLF fiberglass crossflow field-erected cooling tower provides a superior structure, the ultimate in corrosion protection and optimal performance.

Optimized Design

  • All-fiberglass structure can be designed for specific seismic and wind conditions per the International Building Code or ASCE-7
  • Engineered to minimize structural air restriction
  • Motor located outside saturated airstream
  • Positive shut-off butterfly valves for optimal flow control
  • Superior crossflow fill media
  • Bottom-supported crossflow fill
  • Optional patented sparger hot water distribution system
  • Increased safety with FRP distribution cover at same elevation as fan deck
  • Designed to outlive the facility it serves

Non-Corrosive Construction Components

  • FRP structural components
  • Rigid FRP fan deck and fan stacks
  • FRP blade louvers standard
  • Type 304 stainless steel hardware standard
  • 100% locknuts on all structure hardware

Performance Benefits

  • Aesthetically pleasing design
  • Energy efficient
  • Quiet operation
  • Reliable year-round performance
  • Extended service life
  • Environmentally friendly
Stainless steel anchor shoes for superior rigidity

All CCS 3000XLF columns are secured to the basin with stainless steel anchor shoes. The tower structure uses CCS' patented two- and three-bolt connections. Fill and drift supporters are bottom-supported with FRP supports.

3000XLD handrails provides support for condenser water lines.

This condenser water return line extends over the FRP handrails. It is supported by the 3000XLF's 6"x6" pultruded FRP column which is anchored to the foundation. This minimizes requirements for additional lateral pipe support.

Achieve efficient turndown of 30-50%

Butterfly valves are true flow control valves, superior to dump valves used by competitors, and allow more positive balancing of distribution system. Removable hot water basin cover is at same elevation as fan deck, eliminating a trip hazard.

CCS patented hot water distribution system

CCS' patented hot water distribution system provides uniform flow of hot water over target nozzles.


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Butterfly Control Valves

  • More positive balancing of distribution
  • True flow control valve superior to dump valve



  • 50HP to 150HP
  • Inverter duty compatible


Hot Water Basin Cover

  • Removable
  • Same elevation as fan deck, eliminating trip hazard


FRP Fan Stack

  • Includes view port and access door


FRP Manual Adjustable Pitch Fan

  • Moment balanced at factory
  • Corrosion resistant


Gear Drive

  • Right-angle gear
  • Epoxy coated
  • Vibration cut-off and oil level cut-off switches pre-mounted


HDFAF Steel Support/Distribution Header


Patented Hot Water Distribution System

  • Uniform distribution of hot water over nozzles
  • FRP cover in easy-to-remove sections
  • Low pump head, gravity flow distribution basin
  • Large orifice target nozzles


Distribution Header Inlet

  • Single-inlet distribution system
  • One inlet per cell


FRP Handrails

  • OSHA Compliant


FRP Casing

  • 12 oz. or greater fire retardant casing
  • UV resistant
  • Corrosion resistant


FRP Access Door


Open Plenum Area

  • Fewer structural obstructions
  • Facilitates Maintenance


Column Anchors

  • Every column anchored to basin
  • 304 Stainless Steel
  • 316 stainless steel optional


FRP Fill Pack Supports


PVC Fill Pack

  • Bottom-supported, facilitating installation and maintenance
  • Superior to hanging fill systems
  • Integrated drift eliminators (standard)
  • Elevated above the cold water basin for easy maintenance


FRP Blade Louvers (Optional)