For over 50 years, radiata pine has been the main construction lumber used in New Zealand. This solely plantation-grown species has unique properties that make it very amenable to preservative treatment, unlike species such as Douglas fir, spruce or hemlock. These properties have allowed it to be used successfully in all manner of industrial applications in New Zealand and Australia, including cooling tower construction. Data is presented to illustrate the long-term durability and serviceability of this species.

02-08: Suitability of Preservative-Treated Radiata Pine for Cooling Tower

  • R.N. Wakeling, D.R. Page and M.J. Collins, Cooling tower Fabricators