Condenser Flood and Vacuum Tightness Tests

  title={Condenser Flood and Vacuum Tightness Tests},
  author={Dipak K Sarkar},
A condenser creates the lowest possible turbine back pressure by evacuating air from a condenser shell. A liquid ring vacuum pump and/or steam-jet air ejector is used to maintain vacuum in a condenser. Heat liberated from turbine exhaust steam is removed by either water or air, or a combination of these. Water cooling is either the “recirculating” type or “once through” type. A condenser may be a “single-pressure” or “multipressure” type. Air ingress causes fall in condenser vacuum with… CONTINUE READING