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Title: TVA gives ESPs high rating

Abstract

The six units at TVA's New Johnsonville steam plant have been in operation for more than 25 years, but when they were constructed, allowances were made in the mechanical structure for 25 tons each for electrostatic precipitators in case they should be installed later. The oil embargo of 1973 hampered the delivery of some equipment when installation of ESPs was required by EPA. The retrofitting of the buildings (the actual design loading is 125 tons) was begun and ESPs were installed; those at the New Johnsonville units called for efficiency rates of 99.2%. The first series of efficiency-performance tests have been completed for Units 1-6 at New Johnsonville and after correction for temperature, sulfur content, etc. the units show an efficiency rating of 99.6%. Results on a second series of efficiency performance tests shown that ESPs are capable of dependable, efficient, long-term operation. (MCW)

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
American Air Filter Co. Inc., Louisville, KY
OSTI Identifier:
5904802
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5904802
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electr. World; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 191:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; EFFICIENCY; FLY ASH; MECHANICAL STRUCTURES; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; RETROFITTING; SPECIFICATIONS; STANDARDS; SUPPORTS; TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY; AEROSOL WASTES; EQUIPMENT; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER PLANTS; TESTING; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES 200202* -- Fossil-Fueled Power Plants-- Waste Management-- Noxious Gas & Particulate Emissions

Citation Formats

Griggs, R.L. TVA gives ESPs high rating. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Griggs, R.L. TVA gives ESPs high rating. United States.
Griggs, R.L. Thu . "TVA gives ESPs high rating". United States.
@article{osti_5904802,
title = {TVA gives ESPs high rating},
author = {Griggs, R.L.},
abstractNote = {The six units at TVA's New Johnsonville steam plant have been in operation for more than 25 years, but when they were constructed, allowances were made in the mechanical structure for 25 tons each for electrostatic precipitators in case they should be installed later. The oil embargo of 1973 hampered the delivery of some equipment when installation of ESPs was required by EPA. The retrofitting of the buildings (the actual design loading is 125 tons) was begun and ESPs were installed; those at the New Johnsonville units called for efficiency rates of 99.2%. The first series of efficiency-performance tests have been completed for Units 1-6 at New Johnsonville and after correction for temperature, sulfur content, etc. the units show an efficiency rating of 99.6%. Results on a second series of efficiency performance tests shown that ESPs are capable of dependable, efficient, long-term operation. (MCW)},
doi = {},
journal = {Electr. World; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 191:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}