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The Cleaning of Air Cooled Condensers to Improve Performance

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Richard E. Putman

Conco Consulting Corporation, Verona, PA

Dirk Jaresch

J & W GmbH, Bochum, Germany

Paper No. IJPGC2002-26123, pp. 139-146; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/IJPGC2002-26123
From:
  • 2002 International Joint Power Generation Conference
  • 2002 International Joint Power Generation Conference
  • Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, June 24–26, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3617-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3601-0
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME

abstract

Air-cooled condensers were first introduced into the U.S. power industry in the early 1970’s, but only began to increase in popularity during the last decade. The rising importance of this new and different technology for the condensing of steam has led to the need for a better understanding of the associated design, application, performance monitoring and cleaning requirements. This paper identifies the basic configuration of aircooled condensers in the power industry and some of the problems they encounter, especially fouling problems. Monitoring the performance of air-cooled condensers is an important task and the major criteria involved are identified. To rectify degradations in performance associated with external fouling, a number of cleaning procedures are described. Included among these are details of a new automated cleaning technology that has been successfully applied, and some of the performance improvements that have resulted from the use of this technique are presented.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME

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