HOUSTON, TX – October 13, 2022 - The Cooling Technology Institute is now in the process of launching the new CTI Product and Material Certification Program, which complements our globally recognized and respected Thermal Certification Program for open and closed-circuit cooling towers. The CTI will now certify that the products and materials tested and analyzed will comply with the requirements of the relevant CTI and/or other industry standards specified for the referenced program. This certification will offer important benefits to suppliers, heat rejection equipment manufacturers, and end users. The initial certification program covers fiber-reinforced pultruded (FRP) structural materials for use in Cooling Towers.
Applications are still being accepted until December 30, 2022. Parties interested in this new material certification program for FRP structural components should contact Virginia Manser, the CTI Administrator, at [email protected] or request an information packet and application. The application packet will contain complete details on the FRP Material certification program, audit procedure, and sample testing.
As part of this new FRP Material Certification Program, the CTI now offers testing of FRP samples pulled from existing cooling towers during inspections or from cooling towers under construction. Samples of new FRP structural members delivered for cooling tower repairs can also be tested. The test results for these samples will be certified by the CTI and can be used to determine if the FRP samples meet the material properties of CTI Standard 137. Note that you do not need to be part of the FRP Material Certification Program to submit samples for evaluation.
Those interested in the testing of FRP samples from existing cooling towers or a tower under construction can contact the CTI Material Certification Program Administrator, Frank Michell, directly at [email protected] to arrange the sample testing.