A systematic approach is applied to the inspection of field-erected cooling towers.  Procedures for inspecting structural, mechanical, and performance characteristics are investigated with an emphasis on identifying common failures and deficiencies.  The distinction between counter-flow and cross-flow cooling tower inspections is examined. In conclusion, a method is outlined for documenting inspection results and the reporting process.

10-19: Systematic Approach To Performing, Documenting And Reporting Inspections