Cooling Tower Roundup: Everything to Know about Fire Sprinklers + Video

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Cooling towers have an environment that makes fire sprinklers vulnerable to decay and failure.  However, cooling towers have fire hazards throughout the building.  PVC fill, FRP walls, fan stacks, fan decks, fan blades, louvers, partitions, and catch basins catch on fire regularly.

You can see a cooling tower fire in the video below.  There are very real hazards in these facility types.

Below you will find our most popular cooling tower articles to better understand the environment, risks, and how to keep your fire sprinklers working properly.

Cooling Towers:  The Perfect Atmosphere for Failure

Learn the causes of pipe deterioration in cooling towers.

Video:  Results of Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC)

See a YouTube video of what MIC can do to a cooling tower.

The Ultimate Guide to Gas-fired Power Plants

Learn the fire hazards in each section of a gas-fired power plant, including detailed hazards in cooling towers (+ a hazard diagram!).

What are you biggest questions about cooling towers?  Comment below and let us know.  It may become our next blog post.