Based on the authors' decades of industry experience, this book explains how to improve cycle efficiency and reduce the cost of fuel used to produce electricity using closed feedwater heaters. This practical guide describes the steam cycle and contains detailed information on how manufacturers build feedwater heaters.
Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation illustrates how to control the liquid level of the condensed extraction steam and offers recommendations for what to include in procurement specifications. Expert advice for evaluating manufacturers' technical proposals for new and replacement feedwater heaters is provided. This comprehensive resource also discusses inspection, maintenance, and repair of closed feedwater heaters as well as failures and their causes.
Complete coverage includes:
Ch 1. The Steam Cycle Ch 2. Channel Design & Construction Ch 3. Tubing Ch 4. Tubesheets Ch 5. Tube-to-Tubesheet Joints Ch 6. Bundle Construction Ch 7. Shell Construction Ch 8. Assembly of Bundles & Shells Ch 9. Testing Feedwater Heaters Ch 10. Quality Assurance Ch 11. Preparing Procurement Specs Ch 12. Evaluating Bidders' Proposals Ch 13. Inspection, Maintenance, Repair