The proposed presentation would center on proper wood treatment of wood members that are destined for the harsh environment of the Cooling Tower Industry. The program would include: 1) Wood species and their treat ability 2) Preparation of the wood products before treatment a) Incising type and description b) Moisture content c) Stress reduction 3) Treatment techniques a) Waterborne preservatives b) Procedures 4) Post treatment 5) Handling and storing of treated products.

96-01: Wood Preservation and How It Pertains to the Cooling Tower Industry

  • Darrell R. Smith, Conrad Wood Preserving Co., Jeffrey J. Morrell, Oregon State University