Cooling Towers

Specialized Solutions for Repair of Cooling Towers

The operating conditions of cooling towers makes them vulnerable to deterioration of their concrete and steel elements. Extended exposure to the warm, moist conditions, combined with chlorides and/or carbon dioxide, creates an environment that facilitates corrosion. In cooling tower basins, deterioration of concrete and expansion joints can lead to leaks and decrease operational efficiency.

Investigation

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ condition assessment services for cooling towers are comprehensive – offering a range of testing and deliverables based on the specific needs of the owner and the project. The objective of a comprehensive condition assessment is to identify the root cause of problems and the level of damage.

Products & Design Support

We offer a diverse range of specialty products and design support, including corrosion and moisture control technologies – to help design repair programs to extend the service life of critical cooling tower assets.

Turnkey Solutions

When STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES teams with one of Structural Group’s specialty contracting companies – we offer our turnkey Investigate-Design-Build (IDB) approach to provide a seamless process from initial design through installation with single-source responsibility. This approach is ideally suited for industrial and power clients looking to perform repair and maintenance during scheduled turnarounds and outages.

Mechanical Draft Cooling Towers

Investigation Services

Mechanical draft cooling towers are difficult to assess until they are taken out of service. STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES has developed several methods for performing partial investigations while these assets are in service to help understand the condition of civil and structural elements, primarily the cooling water basin. When taken out of service, our investigation teams can provide comprehensive assessment of reinforced concrete and other structural elements.

Products & Design Services

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES offers many specialized products and proven methodologies for repairing and upgrading cooling tower basins and other components. Our engineered solutions include: cathodic protection systems to stop corrosion, moisture control as well as specialty concrete mixes and strengthening systems.

Natural Draft Cooling Towers

Investigation Services

The vast size and expanse of natural draft cooling towers makes them very challenging to investigate and analyze. We have developed methods for performing condition assessments that utilize both traditional methods, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles to rapidly assess the condition of these towers. Our assessment services are designed to identify the root cause of deterioration before designing a proper solution.

Products & Design Services

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES provides a wide range of engineered products and systems designed to repair and extend the life of natural draft cooling towers. Most of our repair designs incorporate cathodic protection systems to slow or stop the corrosion process in reinforced concrete. Our solutions are custom engineered for each unique structure and environment to maximize the service life of cooling towers.

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Products for Cooling Towers

Electro Tech CP™ Impressed Current Cathodic Protection

Electro Tech CP™ Impressed Current Cathodic Protection
Driven and controlled by proprietary power and monitoring devices that deliver and monitor precise levels of protective current to concrete and masonry embedded steel.

LifeJacket® Galvanic Cathodic Protection

LifeJacket® Galvanic Cathodic Protection
Custom fabricated fiberglass jackets with zinc alloy mesh anode that is proven to stop corrosion by providing an electrical current to the affected region.

Moisture Control & Waterproofing

Moisture Control & Waterproofing
Engineered solutions and unique technologies to solve moisture challenges in concrete structures.

Concrete Repair

Concrete Repair
Specialized concrete repair materials and custom ready-mix designs for maximizing durability of repairs.

Evaluation Services for Cooling Towers

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES provides a wide range of services to evaluate cooling towers in industrial and power facilities. These services, tools and techniques are designed to identify deterioration trends early, determine their root cause, and develop plans to maintain, repair and extend their service life.

Online Condition Assessment

Online Condition Assessment
We have developed and utilize innovative techniques to safely investigate cooling towers while in operation.

Offline Condition Assessment

Offline Condition Assessment
Our vast experience in cooling towers allows for us to rapidly assess the condition when units are shut down. Our services are comprehensive – offering a range of testing and deliverables based on the needs of the owner and the project.

Design & Engineering

Design & Engineering
Based on findings from our assessment services, we rapidly engineer repair programs for cooling towers utilizing our proven systems for repair and rehabiliation – tailored for each unique project.