Steam Surface Condensers Basic Principles, Performance Monitoring, and Maintenance

Steam Surface Condensers Basic Principles, Performance Monitoring, and Maintenance
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791801512
  • ISBN: 0791801519
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: A S M E Press


Putnam, Richard E.


This volume is a comprehensive presentation of analytical theory and real-world practical solutions. It clearly illustrates updated approaches that plant managers and performance engineers can use in judging condenser performance and in making maintenance decisions. The author examines current methods for modeling, diagnosing, and improving condenser performance. He describes how to calculate heat transfer coefficients, provides details of the new ASME Performance Test Code PTC. 12.2 - 1998, and explains the significance of heat transfer coefficients in measuring the overall performance of an operating condenser. Further discussion covers condenser cleaning schedules that save money and reduce CO2 emissions, diagnostic methods that help unit operators pinpoint problem areas, monitoring techniques that help predict the onset of tube fouling and deposit accumulation, and proper methods of tube plugging. New topic areas are also explored, including: assigning a dollar amount and excess carbon emissions to condenser fouling; methods for estimating cooling water flow rate: and performance analysis for multi-compartment condensers.Putnam, Richard E. is the author of 'Steam Surface Condensers Basic Principles, Performance Monitoring, and Maintenance', published 2000 under ISBN 9780791801512 and ISBN 0791801519.

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