Presents and discusses the use of an evaporative steam condenser system in lieu of the more conventional steam surface condenser-circulating water-evaporative cooling tower system for small to medium steam power applications. Evaporative condensers have been used for many years in the refrigeration, process and air conditioning industry. Through modifications to the condensing coils to accommodate the low-density steam and entrained non-condensable gases, they can be used economically with condensing steam turbines in co-generation and waste heat recovery plants.

88-01: Exhaust Steam Condensing With an Evaporative Condenser

  • Lindsay L. Haman, P.E., Baltimore Aircoil Company, David Hutton, P.E., BAC-Pritchard Inc.