THERMAL SCIENCE

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ANALYSIS OF OPERATION OF THE CONDENSER IN A 120 MW THERMAL POWER PLANT

ABSTRACT
The condenser plant has a huge impact on the economy of a steam turbine power plant. Deterioration of the parameters during operation could lead to a significant decrease in electrical output and to an increase in the heat rate of the thermal power plant. Detailed calculations of the performance under different operating conditions were carried out for the condenser of the Morava thermal power plant. Comprehensive testing of the condenser was carried out and experimental data were compared with the numerical results. The effects of deviations in the condenser behaviour on the main thermodynamic parameters and the overall economics of the power plant were evaluated. Guidelines for operation of condensation plants are given in the conclusion.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2017-09-03
PAPER REVISED: 2017-11-04
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2017-11-10
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2017-12-03
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI170903242M
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2018, VOLUME 22, ISSUE 1, PAGES [735 - 746]
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