Stationary Heat Exchangers
The performance of a turbine condenser is a significant factor in the overall operational efficiency of a power plant. Improper and outdated tube bundle layouts limit condenser and turbine back pressure and thus the electrical output of the plant.
A feedwater heater is a shell-and-tube heat exchanger that warms up feedwater or condensate by means of steam or condensate. It is used in almost all power plants with steam turbines.
In any steam power plant, boiler tube corrosion problems can occur if the feedwater exceeds a certain level of dissolved gases. It is therefore essential to remove these gases from the feedwater heating circuit. For this purpose deaerators are used.
Moisture Separator Reheaters
In nuclear power plants, moisture separator reheaters (MSR) are key components in the steam cycle of pressurized and boiling water reactors. MSR increase the overall efficiency and protect LP turbines from damage.
In new or existing nuclear power plants, the POWERSEP can be utilized to extend component service life and increase the electrical output. It is located in the cross-under piping (cold reheat line) in front of the MSR and serves as additional pre-separator.
Balcke-Dürr and its affiliate company SPX Cooling Technologies are the only suppliers to design and construct both water-cooled surface condensers and cooling towers from one single source. Thus Balcke-Dürr/SPX Cooling Technologies are perfectly prepared to handle the cold end as a complete package.