Condenser Applications© by Henk van Ballegooyen and Paul Durkin

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This paper describes the many types of condensing systems which can be installed on the exhaust of condensing-type steam turbines, depending upon the type of condensing application and/or location of the facility.

Although condensing systems may have some technical variances, they all strive for the same basic result - lowering turbine exhaust pressure in order to reduce the exhaust steam enthalpy, thus increasing system power output, and increasing cycle efficiency.

This paper presents and illustrates brief descriptions of several types of condensers and their applications.

Maintenance issues and materials of construction are also briefly outlined.