The paper will provide an over view of the online performance monitoring system recently installed on the 630 MW coal fired Unit 3 at Cardinal Plant in Brilliant, Ohio. Experience with using the on-line monitor to optimize performance of the major circulating water system components including the pumps, condensers and cooling tower will be evaluated and presented in the paper.

98-10: On-Line Performance Monitoring of the Natural Draft Cooling Tower at

  • Frank L. Michell, Mathew J. Miller, American Electric Power