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Operating Experience and Test Results From An Ammonia-Based Dry/Wet Cooling System For Electric Power Stations
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Preliminary results of testing the Advanced Concept Test Facility, a 15 MW(e) heat rejection demonstration at the Kern Power Plant of PG&E* , Bakersfield, California, are summarized. The system operates stable and essentially as expected. In this concept, the reject heat from the power plant is transferred to liquid ammonia in a steam condenser/ammonia reboiler, rather than by conventional condensation of steam by coolant water. The ammonia vapor generated is subsequently condensed in a cooling tower by heat rejection to the atmosphere. The condenser/ reboiler features Union carbide's doubly enhanced heat transfer tubing to boil ammonia on the inside and to condense the steam externally. System description and performance characteristics are discussed. Practical operating aspects of an ammonia phase-change heat-rejection loop at a steam-electric power station which will evaluate both dry and dry/wet cooling are emphasized.
Allemann, R. T.; Werry, E. V.; Fricke, H. D.; Price, R. E.; Bartz, J. A. (1982). Operating Experience and Test Results From An Ammonia-Based Dry/Wet Cooling System For Electric Power Stations. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from