This edition of the Plant Protection Report explores the issue of pipe corrosion in cooling towers. Cooling towers harbor several factors that contribute to pipe deterioration. Without annual inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire protection system, failure could occur without warning.
Cooling tower fire protection is often ignored because of the nature of the structure - it is filled with water when operating. However, there are many fire hazards and dry areas within a cooling tower that are susceptible to fire. We hope this article provides some insight into common misconceptions and encourages a pipe maintenance strategy.
F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems