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KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, April 3, 2007 ---- August 14, 2007 ---- Officials of Philadelphia Gear announce the availability of a new white paper entitled The Cooling Tower Gear Drive Dilemma: Why Applying Commodity Products to an Engineered Solution Can Cause Premature Failure. The document, available at no cost from the company, provides insight to operators of cooling tower gear drives on how to simplify maintenance of existing drives, as well as tips on new unit installation.

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The white paper addresses in detail:

  • Operational challenges, including noisy operation and operating with dirty oil;
  • Improving the operation of existing cooling tower gear drives;
  • A case study, with helpful, anecdotal information;
  • And the value and benefits of a comprehensive design and build specification.


“The cooling tower application is demanding and often requires unique component capabilities to meet a variety of environmental and operational challenges,” said Carl Rapp Philadelphia Gear Company CEO. “We hope this white paper will help operators address these challenges with some unique, yet proven solutions.”


Copies of the white paper are available through any Philadelphia Gear technical sales representative or on Other published white papers from Philadelphia Gear include: Acoustic Properties of Industrial Machinery, Preventative Maintenance: An Examination of the Root Causes of Gearbox Failure and Understanding and Maintaining an Effective Lubrication System.


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries. The company serves thousands of customers across the globe from its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.


For more information, call 800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637, or visit online at




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