High cycle operation, highly variable make-up water chemistry, and intermittent halogenations: all these factors make power plant cooling systems some of the most challenging to manage.  Proper polymer monitoring allows one to understand true demand factors versus other artifacts that might negatively impact control.  This paper discusses how high-level halogen applications should be managed to provide optimal polymer control.  Lab data will be presented, along with actual application data collected in a highly stressed power plant cooling system.

12-18: Polymer Detection in High Halogen Power Plant Cooling System Application