The size of these ducts are quite impressive, with typical diameters ranging from 7m to 12m and lengths up to 250m. The choice of composite material for producing these towers is straightforward as composite materials provide chemical and corrosion resistance and require minimal maintenance.
Composite materials are resistant to a lot of chemical products such as acids, hydroxides, crude oil, etc. Corrosion resistance against salt and seawater is excellent.
Steel structures typically require periodic maintenance such as conservation and paint systems to prevent corrosion. Composites are not susceptible to corrosion resulting in lower Life-cycle costs.
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