A series of empirical methods for inspecting, analyzing and converting large field erected wood cooling towers to fiberglass structure. Methods of inspecting and documenting the existing conditions, evaluating and selecting new materials and performance of respective repairs will be explained. A large field erected cooling tower operating in a harsh environment with sea water bulk recirculation will be the subject of the study.

15-11: Empirical Methods for Inspecting, Analyzing and Converting Large Field

  • Philip Poll, OBR Cooling Towers and Al Feltzin, Linde Gas