Technical Papers and Articles

  • Article: Keeping Condensers Clean
    Article: Keeping Condensers Clean

    Sector: Power Generation

    Originally published in Power Magazine this article examines the humble condenser as being among the biggest contributors to a steam power plant's efficiency. But although a clean condenser can provide great economic benefit, a dirty one can raise plant heat rate, resulting in large losses of generation revenue and/or unnecessarily high fuel bills. Conventional methods for cleaning fouled tubes range from chemicals to scrapers to brushes and hydro-blasters. This article compares the available options and describes how one power station cleaned up its act.

    Keywords: condenser tube cleaning, condenser tube cleaner, condenser cleaning, tube cleaning, heat exchanger tube cleaning, heat exchanger cleaning, condenser tube fouling, chemical cleaning, condenser tube brushes

  • Article: Condenser Tube Fouling and Failure: Cause and Mitigation
    Article: Condenser Tube Fouling and Failure: Cause and Mitigation

    Sector: Power Generation

    Originally published in Power Plant Chemistry this article examines the two most common condenser tube problems faced by chemists; internal tube fouling and tube failure. Fouling can have a major impact on power generation efficiency and/or capacity, and tube leaks can seriously impact unit availability and reliability.  Fundamental understanding of the root cause(s) of these issues and their mitigation is essential to resolving these problems and/or preventing their reoccurence.

    Keywords: condenser tube cleaning, condenser tube cleaner, condenser cleaning, heat exchanger cleaning, condenser tube fouling, condenser tube leaks, condenser leak detection, condenser tube leak detection, tracer gas leak detection

  • Article: Innovations in Condenser Cleaning Technology
    Article: Innovations in Condenser Cleaning Technology

    Sector: Power Generation

    Published in Energy Tech Magazine, this article examines The Practical Application & Innovation of Cleaning Technology for Condensers with a detailed look a fouling mechanisms, prevention of tube-side fouling, chemical treatment and offline mechanical cleaning options.

    Keywords: condenser tube cleaning, condenser tube cleaners, condenser tube cleaner, condenser tube cleaning brush, condenser cleaning, heat exchanger cleaning, condenser tube failures, condenser chemical cleaning, fouling prevention