The petrochemical and power generation industry’s workhorse, the crossflow, has been a proven, reliable performer for heavy industrial use for over sixty years. Non-fouling fill and easy access to water distribution systems make the crossflow adaptable to the poorest of water quality applications. However, even in clean water situations the crossflow can often provide a lower evaluated cost with the added benefits of less water treatment chemicals and reduced maintenance.

International Cooling Tower’s IXF Series Crossflow cooling towers are designed with the flexibility to choose cell size, fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), fiberglass reinforced vinylester (VE), pressure treated wood or concrete structure types, varying fill heights, multiple splash fill configurations, and 50 to 250 horsepower fan systems, to optimize for installed cost, power consumption, and site limitations.

Designed for heavy industrial use and long service life, each tower is customized to meet exact specifications for performance, structural design requirements, drift, and desired noise levels. Special designs for plume abatement are also available.

Structure Materials:

  • Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  • Fiberglass Reinforced Vinylester (VE)
  • Pressure Treated Wood
  • Concrete


  • Lower noise, due to reduction in water noise
  • Excellent performance with poor water quality
  • Enhanced operating performance in cold weather climates
  • Lower fan horsepower usage and as a result reduced operating costs in cold weather climates
  • Reduced maintenance costs and easier accessibility for future routine maintenance requirements in freeze-thaw regions and applications with poor water quality
  • Automated control systems are available to modulate water temperature and de-icing procedures for ease of operation without valves
  • Tower structure is rigourous enough to support the distribution piping system loadings without additional design considerations