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Advice on Cooling Tower Repair

Posted on February 25, 2011

There is a high chance that any large water retaining structure will require repair at some point during its lifespan, purely because of what is stored inside it. A cooling tower is an essential structure for many in the industrial sector, so encountering a problem can have serious consequences if not resolved quickly and effectively. Fortunately, here at COVAC we specialise in cooling tower repair and will have your tower back in full working order in no time at all.

There are a number of reasons why a cooling tower may need repair; with the corrosion of internal surfaces being most frequently dealt with. This often occurs because the coating used on the inside of the tower is a non-approved paint which does not have the required chemical resistance that after a certain amount of time, no longer effectively does the job asked of it.

Another problem that can occur with the coating is if an epoxy or powder coating has been used. This can come to the end of its lifespan through general deterioration, sub-film corrosion or further low chemical resistance which, if left without treatment, can increase the chances of severe health problems as the steel continues to corrode.

To combat these problems, we at COVAC use the latest high quality coating to ensure of a long lasting finish for the interior of all cooling towers. The 3M Scotchkote 165PW Urethane coating is proven to resist the growth of bacteria which could endanger health, provide flexibility should there be any structural movement and offer superb adhesion to steel to protect against corrosion for a prolonged period of time.

At COVAC, we always encourage you to contact our experienced team at the earliest opportunity if you have encountered an issue with the cooling tower on your site. On assessing your problem we will inform you of the course of action we plan to take before completing cooling tower repair to guarantee long life performance with minimal maintenance required in the future.

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