Case Studies

Case Study 1: Timber to FRP Changout

Timber is commonly used as the cooling tower structure up till the 90s. However, timber is prone to rotting and decomposition, especially in our tropical weather.

In recent years, there have been many highlights of collapsing towers or severely high maintenance cost of timber tower replacement, especially those above 15 years old which are at risk of major structural failure if proper structural maintenance is not performed.

Due to this issue, FRP is now the preferred material for Cooling Tower structure, which is durable, reliable, relatively cheaper and long lasting compared to timber. MATRIX is able to provide a complete timber to FRP structure changeout within record time at a competitive cost.

Referring to a project in LCTM Pasir Gudang, a total of 10 cells timber cooling tower were replaced within a 25 days mechanical shutdown date, all done without any modifications required to the civil foundation, external riser pipes, and other electrical specifications.

Dilapidated Timber Cooling Tower

We recommend changing the structure to FRP which can last you for over 25 years and beyond without having to worry the risk of major structural failure.

Before: Timber Cooling Tower

After: FRP Cooling Tower