Problem: Cooling tower basin leaks and corrosion increase operating cost and risk of breakdown
Constant exposure to water and chemicals is hard on a cooling tower. Over time, metal or concrete basins, pans and seams begin to corrode and weaken. Eventually leaks develop and increase water consumption and chemical treatment costs. Your money literally runs down the drain as you constantly fill and re-fill the tower. Leakage from a rooftop cooling tower also damages property around and below it.
Corrosion will only get worse until it is fixed. This hurts energy efficiency and creates the risk of breakdown – leaving your facility without process or comfort cooling. The resulting consequences include lost productivity, longer repair time or the need for complete cooling tower replacement. Furthermore, extreme metal loss creates a safety hazard for workers who may fall through thin-wall areas of corrosion
Water circulation pipes suffering from external or internal corrosion may also be at risk for leaks and failure.
Check for these problems during fall maintenance and be proactive about fixing it. Sometimes corrosion can be covered by silt and other debris in the tower basin. In the case of circulation piping, corrosion can be hidden within the pipe itself or under thermal insulation. Signs of corrosion are usually obvious if you look for them.
Solution: Rebuild metal loss with specialized epoxy composite and apply a protective coating to extend service life
Specialized plate bonding or carbon fiber repair methods are used to replace or reinforce areas of extreme metal loss. We restore lost wall thickness and structural integrity to corroded cooling tower basins and water circulation pipes.
We blast down corroded metal, rebuild it where needed and then apply protective coatings to withstand water exposure and chemical attack for many years. Our premium Belzona materials are incredibly durable, non-toxic and VOC free. They do not require hot work and have a rapid cure time for fast return to service.
Have you already tried a "low-cost" coating only to see it fail after a few years? Our Belzona materials are properly applied and proven to withstand corrosive environments and chemical attack for long-term protection.
Fan Shaft Repair
Banks Industrial Group rebuilds scored fan shafts using fast-curing metal rebuild compounds. Repairs can usually be completed in-situ which allows for faster return to service. On site repairs can help you avoid long waits for replacement parts.
Fan Blade Restoration
We also restore eroded cooling tower fan blades. Dust particles and moisture wear down the leading edges of cooling tower fan blades, causing a loss in operating efficiency and vibrations which damage other components.
BIG uses specialized compounds to rebuild areas of loss and then applies a protective coating to prevent future damage. Rebuilding this component can greatly extend service life and save money on replacement cost.
How Can We Help You?
BIG provides single-source service for the repair and protection of cooling tower basins. We can also train and equip your staff to perform repairs. Please contact us today for more information or to schedule service.