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Calculation of condenser performance

Calculation of condenser performance

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Hi everyone,
Does anyone has an example of a calculation of condenser performance? I am following the HEI 10th edition... I've calculated the design conditions according to the datasheet of the condenser and the thermalkit...

But for real conditions...what should i use?

thanks.

RE: Calculation of condenser performance

Look at history, min/max water temps, various steam loads and such.
I have a spread sheet that I use for this.
You also will want to play with the fouling factor, this is the big one.
Ed

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P.E. Metallurgy, Plymouth Tube

RE: Calculation of condenser performance

(OP)
Is it an old post? can't find it..

RE: Calculation of condenser performance

Look at your own data, or for plants in the same region, or use weather service data.
You need to use a little creative judgement for selecting min/max conditions.
You need for them to be realistic, but still to show the extremes.

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P.E. Metallurgy, Plymouth Tube

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