19 March 2004
19 March 2004
Desom Systems, Canada, recently shipped two 11 m x 10.4 m x 9 m cooling towers weighing 14500 kg each to a large mining operation in the Pacific-Rim region.
The towers are fabricated from fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) and were shipped completely assembled to reduce construction costs on site.
As fully assembled units, Desom says these Dynamic Wall Cooling Towers (DWCT) represent two of the largest, completely assembled, FRP process vessels ever constructed and shipped as a single unit.
The DWCT Systems will provide cooling of the hot solutions from an autoclave leaching process. In the cooling process, impurities in the leach solution will be precipitated out of solution in the towers. The DWCT units have been designed to reduce build-up of precipitates and encrustations within the tower internals, thereby prolonging operating life and reducing maintenance costs.
Cobra International is celebrating its 40th year and has commissioned a book that will look at 40 key projects and 40 key people that were integral to the company’s growth. ‘Klaus Simmer and The King Cobra: A breakthrough in surfboard design and production technology’ is an extract article from this book and a breakthrough composites product for Cobra, establishing its presence as a manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards and creating global visibility for the Cobra brand.
Technical Fibre Products will showcase its Optiveil nonwovens at China Composites Expo in Shanghai on 5-7 September.