The condition of an operating Cooling Towerâ€™s reinforced concrete structural elements always seem to be a mystery until itâ€™s brought down, cleaned and then closely examined by professionals with specific evaluative expertise. Whether Natural or Mechanical Draft in function, Cooling Tower assets are typically the last equipment to be brought down during a short-duration outage and then the first equipment brought up during re-commissioning. To address this â€œCatch-22â€ in understanding the condition of these critical assets, an innovative Condition Assessment approach has been developed. The approach employs on-line/off-line tactile evaluative techniques that include Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Semi-Destructive Testing (SDT) to better understand the condition of reinforced concrete structural components.
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