Taking on an older industrial complex may mean that you are facing issues with existing cooling towers. You have several options with these towers including scrapping them and starting over or repairs that center around cooling tower reconstruction. If you choose to go with the option of cooling tower reconstruction, there are some things you should know.
Estimate of Damage and Viability
The first thing you will need to have done is have a cooling tower repair technician visit the site. They will need to not only determine the extent of the cooling tower damage, but also the viability of the cooling towers withstanding a reconstruction versus other options. The inspectors and technicians will test for structure durability as well as the mechanical durability to determine all parts that will need replacement. They will then make a list that will be scaled to determine if the towers meet the viability threshold. If they do not, you will be informed and will be given the reasons for why.
Pricing Should Be Considered
You may have the knee jerk reaction to go with another option when you consider the budgeting costs of reconstruction. This is a common issue, but one that should be given more detailed thought. When you see the cost for the reconstruction, you need to go beyond that cost and look at your ongoing costs and upkeep for the following years. You may find that the initial fee for reconstruction is a small amount compared to the amount you will save on the longevity of other options. For example, replacement may not be as much as reconstruction, but replacement may also mean that you have more costly repairs if something should become damaged or need work later on. So, don't consider just the initial cost, consider the cost initially and long-term before thinking it is too high.
Replacement or New Parts
If you do decide to go with cooling tower reconstruction, you will be given an option when it comes to parts and rebuilding. One of the options you may face is the ability to keep parts that are still viable and working. You can also use parts that are still working from other cooling towers you may not use once the industrial complex is operational. In addition to this, you will be given the option of using new parts. Keep in mind, both sets of parts will have some sort of warranty coverage so consider the warranty options for both carefully before overlooking replacement parts or new parts as a viable option.
By keeping these key points in mind, you can be better prepared to meet your development board and administrators to determine if cooling tower reconstruction is an ideal option or if other options should be considered. If you think it may be an ideal option, take the next step by visiting a local cooling tower contractor, like one from Marley Flow Control Pty Ltd.