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Realisation and first results of cooling tower monitoring

Title: Realisation and first results of cooling tower monitoring
Author(s): D. Busch, H.-D. Köpper, J. Meyer
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International RILEM Workshop on Life Prediction and Aging Management of Concrete Structures
Editor(s): D.J. Naus
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-36-5
e-ISBN: 2912143780
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 309 - 318
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 14
Language: English

Abstract: A monitoring concept for the world's largest cooling tower at the power plant Niederaussem with a height of 200 m and a base diameter of 145 m was developed and realised over the past years. Additional to its extraordinary size, this cooling tower does not have a protective coating against the acidic vapour, but has been built from a specially developed concrete. With the commissioning of the power plant at the end of the year 2002, periodic measurements from the installed monitoring system were started. From the monitoring system a complete data set can be obtained, minimal once yearly. The data set contains all required information about the effects which act on the structure and the possible damages caused. Now, a report can be compiled describing the experiences of the realisation of this concept. Additionally the first monitoring results, which obtain the chemical and mechanical actions and the effects on the structure, can be presented. Further knowledge about the special concrete is now available.

Online publication: 2003-04-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143780.030

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