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Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation: A Working Guide

Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation: A Working Guide

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  • ISBN-13: 9780071812894
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date: Nov 04, 2014
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 9.2 x 6.2 inches


Best practices for using closed feedwater heaters in power generation plants

Based on the authors’ decades of industry experience, this book explains how to improve cycle efficiency and reduce the cost of fuel used to produce electricity using closed feedwater heaters. This practical guide describes the steam cycle and contains detailed information on how manufacturers build feedwater heaters.

Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation illustrates how to control the liquid level of the condensed extraction steam and offers recommendations for what to include in procurement specifications. Expert advice for evaluating manufacturers’ technical proposals for new and replacement feedwater heaters is provided. This comprehensive resource also discusses inspection, maintenance, and repair of closed feedwater heaters as well as failures and their causes.

Complete coverage includes:

  • The steam cycle
  • Channel design and construction
  • Tubing
  • Tubesheets
  • Tube-to-tubesheet joints
  • Bundle construction
  • Shell construction
  • Assembly of bundles and shells
  • Examining and testing feedwater heaters
  • Quality assurance and quality control
  • Level control
  • Preparing procurement specifications
  • Evaluating bidder’s proposals
  • Drawing reviews
  • Inspection, maintenance, and repair
  • Feedwater heater autopsies

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