THERMAL SCIENCE

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THE NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF TWO PASSES POWER PLANT CONDENSER

ABSTRACT
The steam condenser is one of the most important element in whole power plant installation. Their proper design and operation makes a significant contribution to the efficiency of electricity production. The purpose of this article is to propose a two-dimensional mathematical model that allows modeling condenser work. In the model, the tube bundle is treated as a porous bed. The analysis has been subjected to a two passes power condenser with a capacity of 50 MW. The mathematical analysis was compared with the results of experimental studies. The average error between the model and the experiment for difference of cooling water temperatures was 5.15% and 11.60% for the first and second pass respectively. This allows to conclude that the proposed model is good enough to optimize future work of the condenser.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-09-17
PAPER REVISED: 2016-01-09
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-01-20
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-01-30
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150917011R
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2017, VOLUME 21, ISSUE 1, PAGES [353 - 362]
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