444087 Cooling Tower Inspection and Repairs

Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 2:05 PM
Grand Ballroom BC (Hilton Americas - Houston)
Jon Vernon and Stephen Pierce, Lyondell Chemical Company, Channelview, TX

Cooling water systems are a vital part of the operation of an Olefins plant. However, cooling towers often do not receive the same inspection and maintenance attention as other equipment in a unit, yet an unplanned failure can have just as significant an impact on plant operation.

This paper presents damage mechanisms within cooling towers, the inspection techniques and methods for detection, and the repair and replacement strategies to improve long term reliability.

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