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Testing the Limits of PTC 46

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Olivier Le Galudec

Alstom Power, Belfort, France

Paper No. POWER2014-32299, pp. V002T13A009; 4 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


PTC46 — currently under revision — is now a well known Code used worldwide in the field of overall Plant testing, and methodology proved effective in a majority of cases. However, there are occasional situations where strict and direct application of the codes does not work and unconventional solution needs to be found. Author shows how nevertheless the principles set in the code allow to select a solution so that Performance test may be conducted through two examples.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Testing



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