High cycle cooling operations with sidestream softening systems often appear as the panacea for water shortages, poor water quality, corrosion mitigation, blowdown restrictions, etc. Several systems were designed and built from first principles. Many of these systems are presented. From design to blowdown, from hardware to dewatered total suspended solids and from windage to microbiologically influenced corrosion, we discuss the lessons learned.

92-03: Practical Considerations in High Cycle Cooling Water Operations

  • Arthur J. Freedman & Thomas M.Laronge, Thomas M. Laronge, Inc., Chester M. Malewski & Craig W. Williams, Sierra Pacific Power Company