American Electric Power's past and current approach to determining and monitoring performance of natural draft cooling towers on coal fired generating units from 260-1300MW size will be discussed in the paper. The paper will focus on the Gavin Plant on-line performance monitoring system approach with prior testing activities on AEP System cooling towers included from a historical perspective.

97-09: On-Line Performance Monitoring of the 1300 MW Natural Draft Cooling

  • Frank L. Michell, Dan H Drew American Electric Power