The Paper will address an innovative technique for assessing the condition of reinforced concrete elements in Mechanical Draft Cooling Towers while on-line and off-line. These assessments assist Asset Owners with the preparation of Repair Budgets and in making enlightened decisions for these critical assets which are typically the last piece of equipment taken down before an outage and the first piece of equipment brought up after an outage. Case Examples will be presented as well as implemented repair programs focused on this approach.

15-13: Outside/Inside Approach to Evaluating Concrete Elements in Mechanical

  • Thomas Kline, Structural Group, Inc.