Circulating Water Systems of Steam Power Plants

by R.T. Richards,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 6, Pg. 1-11

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Circulating water systems for condenser cooling at large steam power plants are major water-pumping facilities; some of system hydraulic features which require special attention are discussed: economics of pumping, calculation of pumping head, hydraulic design of pump suction chambers, maximum siphon recovery, air binding and water hammer.

Subject Headings: Water circulation | Hydro power | Steam power | Power plants | Hydraulic design | Pumps | Cooling (wastewater treatment) | Temperature effects |

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