Combining an open cooling tower and a steam condenser into one common unit is a proven technology with many advantages in power generation applications, including reduced first cost, reduced energy consumption, reduced maintenance, and simplified H2O treatment. Performance of the steam turbine benefits from the evaporative condenser's direct approach to wet bulb temp, and operating reliability improves compared to cooling tower/surface condenser. Case histories and comparisons will be presented.
99-08: Improved Ower Plant Performance With Evaporative Steam Condensing
Dave Hutton, Baltimore Aircoil Company