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University of Houston’s New Cooling Tower Protected with
Denso Petrolatum Tape System

Exposed Surface Coatings

Project Data

LocationTexas, U.S.A.
ClientUniversity of Houston
ContractorFGH Insulation
ProductsDenso Paste S105™, Densyl™ Tape, Denso Profiling Mastic™
DateJuly 2012

Project Details

The University of Houston, located in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest Universities in the United States with approx. 40,000 students. To keep the students cool in the hot Houston weather, a well maintained air-conditioning system is paramount.

For almost 30 years, the main cooling tower at the University has been protected with the Denso Petrolatum Tape System. During modernisation efforts, a brand-new state-of-the-art Cooling Tower System was built. Due to the tremendous success in corrosion prevention that the Denso materials provided on the older system, the University decided to protect all the piping for the new cooling tower with Denso materials as well.

FGH Insulation was the contractor who performed the installation. The project was completed in phases during the 1-year construction of the large cooling tower system. Application included the protection of approx. 3,200 SF of 12″, 18″ and 36″ pipe, flanges and valves. The scope of the work included hand tool cleaning the surface, application of a thin layer of Denso Paste S105 and a double layer of Densyl Tape to all exposed steel pipe in the cooling tower system. All flanges and valves included the application of Denso Profiling Mastic as well.

The University’s maintenance engineers will rest assured that their new cooling tower system will be corrosion free for many years to come.