In the industrial production refrigeration treatment program unit, it is no secret that people trust that FRP (glass fiber reinforced polymer) is the first choice for any cooling tower. Wood, steel, concrete, and aluminum are all raw materials that can be used to make cooling towers, but because of the following factors, people think that fiberglass raw materials are obviously the first choice.
Even though the types of raw materials that make up an industrial cooling tower may not be a problem that you have paid special attention to in your spare time, you must still be aware of this when purchasing a new cooling tower. Whether you want to reinstall a new type of system or replace a little old industrial cooling tower, the investment in reasonable raw materials will be of great assistance.
1. Corrosion resistance comparison
In the cooling tower, the corrosiveness is caused by the surroundings and the work site causing the raw materials to slowly corrode or change in quality. Because industrial cooling towers spend 100% of their time exposing such elements, it is crucial to pay special attention to a type of raw material that can effectively withstand this type of situation.
Wood: Wood will expand and shrink, decay, or decompose after being exposed to water and other circulating elements. It is also more susceptible to damage by insects (such as termites). Because of these shortcomings, it is customary to apply anti-corrosion coatings on cooling towers, but the tragedy is that such coatings are not very friendly to the natural environment.
Steel and aluminum: Both are metal materials, so they are more susceptible to corrosion, oxidation and corrosion. This type must be sprayed, galvanized or anodized.
Concrete: Of course, concrete will not decompose easily, but it has a porous structure, so it is easier to accumulate dust and microorganisms, which must be cleaned and maintained in large quantities in the future.
FRP: FRP raw materials are thoroughly resistant to moisture and moisture, and have strong resistance to various chemical substances. As a type of composite material, it resists various elements more effectively than other raw materials.
2. Comparison of strength and flexibility
Strength and flexibility are also very important for cooling towers, especially paying attention to the service life. They must be able to bear reasonable work pressure, and bear the natural siege of weather, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.
Wood: Basically, at every detectable level, wood is thinner than fiberglass. The strength of FRP is higher and the bending strength is higher. All in all, there is no strong argument for wood here.
Steel: Undoubtedly, steel is very heavy, 75% heavier than FRP. Its net weight is so large that it is often necessary to move heavy sales equipment. In addition, steel is flexible under high working pressure, and it is not expected to bend back to its original shape after deformation.
Aluminum: Aluminum is attractive because of its lighter weight. But guess what? FRP is still lighter, with a net weight of about 75% of that of aluminum. Even if in terms of quantity, aluminum is technically stronger than FRP, but from a pound/pound point of view, pay special attention to that FRP is generally stronger.
Concrete: The yield strength of concrete is surprisingly high, but concrete also lacks flexibility, making it more and more brittle when damaged. The earthquake is a dangerous threat to the concrete tower. Even the smallest tower may cause the concrete tower to break.
FRP: FRP has high elasticity, but after careful design, it is not easy to be permanently deformed. It is also very light, and it is a relatively simple raw material to solve and assemble. In terms of net weight to weight ratio, it is the most stable of all equipment.
Three, conductivity comparison
Although most of the cooling towers are designed to be able to bear the hazards of miselectricity, it is also important to ensure that these will not be harmed as far as possible. The cooling tower is closely related to your water flow, and the conductivity of the water is fully considered. Generally, the best way is to fully consider multiple locations to ensure that the water tower will not be harmed by lightning.
Wood, steel and aluminum: Most of the three types of raw materials are conductive, especially the latter two, although these have the potential for grounding devices. Wood is most conductive when it is wet and cold, but in the case of a lightning strike, it is probably because of rain.
Concrete: Concrete is non-conductive, so it can be placed on the same floor as FRP, but it is also more susceptible to environmental pollution as a whole.
FRP: FRP is completely non-conductive and has high dielectric capability. There is not much to talk about here-it is not conductive at all, so you should never worry about this issue.
Four, cost comparison
For other business managers, a key root cause is cost-naturally, there are always high-end options, but are these suitable for additional prices? Fortunately, the price of FRP industrial cooling towers is reasonable.
Wood: The initial cost of wood is less than that of FRP, but basically it has to be maintained for a long time and has a shorter equipment life. Wood slowly erodes and is very vulnerable to insect damage. Although the initial cost is relatively low, in the long run, you can prevent repeated costs caused by glass and save a lot of FRP.
Concrete: In the long run, the cost of concrete is much higher, especially because it is very easy to crack. Because you need to tailor the project, casting and drying process according to your business, the assembly cost of the concrete industrial tower will be higher. The concrete must be set for a long time, which greatly increases the assembly process.
Steel: The initial raw material cost of steel is lower, but the assembly cost is significantly higher, and like other raw materials, its long-term maintenance cost is much higher than that of FRP.
Aluminum: Aluminum is a type of raw material slightly higher than FRP in the cost department. The cost of FRP tooling and the price per foot are slightly higher.
FRP: FRP can eliminate all other raw materials, thereby saving aluminum costs. Moreover, although the price of aluminum is more cost-effective, it can be said that because FRP has many other advantages, it is still a better choice.
Generally speaking, when you look at the overall situation, as far as high-quality industrial cooling towers are concerned, FRP will eliminate all other raw materials. It has a longer lifespan, is more stable, more flexible, more cost-effective, safer, and easy to maintain and assemble. It is difficult to argue that FRP is not the best solution so far. This is the fundamental reason why we supply FRP in the cooling tower way in the industrial cooling tower solution.
Whether you want to repair FRP towers and important parts, follow the new tower or replace the old outdated towers, FRP industrial cooling towers are not easy to make mistakes.
It is extremely important to have a well-functioning cooling system in your factories and commercial buildings. We want to ensure that everyone is a functionally reliable solution. We will be very willing to provide you with solutions for industrial cooling towers, or provide you with the spare parts needed for self-maintenance. No matter what your requirements are, everyone can meet your requirements. Therefore, if you have important industrial cooling solutions, please consult us immediately to get a completely free latest quotation.
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