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Performance Testing of Hybrid Wet-Dry Cooling Systems: Insights From Numerical Modeling

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R. W. Card

CB&I Stone & Webster Inc., Boston, MA

Paper No. POWER2014-32189, pp. V002T13A007; 8 pages
  • ASME 2014 Power Conference
  • Volume 2: Simple and Combined Cycles; Advanced Energy Systems and Renewables (Wind, Solar and Geothermal); Energy Water Nexus; Thermal Hydraulics and CFD; Nuclear Plant Design, Licensing and Construction; Performance Testing and Performance Test Codes; Student Paper Competition
  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 28–31, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4609-4
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


A hybrid wet-dry cooling system can reduce water consumption at a power plant while minimizing the performance penalty of an air-cooled condenser (ACC). Automatic allocation of turbine exhaust steam among the wet and dry sections provides robust performance. However, the performance test for the unit must be carefully designed to prove the guarantees for water conservation and thermal performance with minimal uncertainty.

A hybrid wet-dry cooling system of the “parallel” type is modeled based on recently-constructed power plants. Effects of typical off-design test conditions are demonstrated. Techniques are recommended for designing an effective performance test for a hybrid wet-dry cooling system based on the use of existing Performance Test Codes (PTC).

Copyright © 2014 by ASME



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