Results of experimental and computational analysis of air flow in the circle channels of the air-cooled condensers of steam power plants

Authors: Fedorov V.A., Milman О.О., Ananyev P.A., Ptahin A.V., Zhinov A.A. , Karyshev A.K., Shevelev D.V. Published: 06.10.2015
Published in issue: #5(104)/2015  

DOI: 10.18698/0236-3941-2015-5-87-105

Category: Power Engineering  
Keywords: air-cooled condenser, steam turbine plant, water steam, speed, pulsations, circle channel

The article describes experimental and computational methods used for calculating some current aerodynamic characteristics of the air-cooled condenser circle channel. It also determines the temperature fields at the diffusor outlet as well as the condenser surface of an area-averaged heat-transfer coefficient as a function of the air speed at the inlet of the heat-exchange units. The authors registered spatial velocity fields at both the inlet and outlet of the air-cooled condenser circle channels as well as an active pulsation of the air speed. The authors establish the technical basis for estimating metering and pressure characteristics of both the air-cooled condensers and a heat-transfer coefficient.


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