Improvement of Low Performance Condensates in Thermal Power Plants: Case Study

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 57, No. 2, May 2019, Pages 251-264

Ataalah Hussain Jassim1, Wadhah Hussein Abdulrazzaq Al Doori1,*, Ahmed Hasan Ahmed2

1 College of Engineering, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq
2 Northern Technical University, Technical Institute / Hawija, Iraq
*Corresponding author: waddhahhussein@yahoo.com

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MLA
Ataalah Hussain, Jassim, et al. "Improvement of Low Performance Condensates in Thermal Power Plants: Case Study." Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 57.2 (2019): 251-264.
APA

Ataalah Hussain, J., Wadhah Hussein Abdulrazzaq, A. D., & Ahmed Hasan, A.(2019). Improvement of Low Performance Condensates in Thermal Power Plants: Case Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 57(2), 251-264.
Chicago
Ataalah Hussain Jassim, Wadhah Hussein Abdulrazzaq Al Doori, and Ahmed Hasan Ahmed."Improvement of Low Performance Condensates in Thermal Power Plants: Case Study." Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 57, no. 2 (2019): 251-264.
Harvard
Ataalah Hussain, J., Wadhah Hussein Abdulrazzaq, A.D., Ahmed Hasan, A., 2019. Improvement of Low Performance Condensates in Thermal Power Plants: Case Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 57(2), pp. 251-264.
Vancouver

Ataalah Hussain J, Wadhah Hussein Abdulrazzaq AD, Ahmed Hasan A. Improvement of Low Performance Condensates in Thermal Power Plants: Case Study. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2019;57(2): 251-264.

KEYWORDS

Performance; Condenser; Thermal power station

ABSTRACT

More than 60% decreases in the generating capacity of most electricity generating units has been observed in recent times. This reduction in the performance of steam power plants is higher for part and full load operations. Therefore, in this study, the performance evaluation and calculation methodology of the condenser of steam power plants are presented. The best condenser pressure which can be achieved in ideal operation conditions has been evaluated by real time parameters. Condenser performance study was carried out with respect to the steam flow rate, condenser pressure, and make up water. The result show that increasing the fouling thickness to 3 mm led to increase condenser pressure to 30kPa at the plant full load. A combination of the data acquired of the steam condenser from the simulator, actual measurement, and the existing literature suggests the accuracy of the proposed equations.

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