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Determining Condenser Air Infiltration Using Thermographic Methods
Author(s): Terry G. Harter
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Paper Abstract

Air infiltration into the condenser of a steam power plant can reduce the efficiency of the plant. This occurs when the air occupies space in the condenser volume. If the system cannot make full use of the total energy contained in the steam, the efficiency of the plant is drastically reduced. This reduces the output of the plant for the same input costs. Simply put, this means dollars lost. Certain areas have been explored which are compatible with the application of thermographic instruments. The important note here is that thermography can be effective in the reduction of condenser air infiltration when used in an integrated program with traditional methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0581, Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (28 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950899
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Terry G. Harter, Lynter Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0581:
Thermosense VIII: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control
Herbert Kaplan, Editor(s)

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