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Title: Macrofouling control technology update

Macrofouling of condenser systems with debris, fish, clams, barnacles, mussels, algae, and other marine organisms can significantly affect power plant availability and performance. Typical difficulties include increased condenser back pressure due to reduced cooling-water flow, malfunctioning of on-line tube-cleaning equipment, and accelerated corrosion and erosion of tubing. In some severe cases, condenser back pressure increased to a point that the turbine had to be tripped. In 1981 EPRI initiated a research project to develop utility industry guidelines for reducing macrofouling problems. In 1987 EPRI published the Guidelines on Macrofouling Control Technology. Since then significant progress has been made by EPRI, utility members, equipment manufacturers, and others. The purpose of this paper is to update the macrofouling control technology. Control technology covered will include thermal treatment, mechanical removal devices, antifouling coatings, and chemical treatment.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
549946
Report Number(s):
CONF-961006--
ISBN 0-7918-1796-2; TRN: IM9753%%21
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1996 international joint power generation conference, Houston, TX (United States), 13-17 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of 1996 international joint power generation conference: Proceedings. Volume 2; PWR-Volume 30; Kielasa, L. [ed.] [Detroit Edison Co., MI (United States)]; Weed, G.E. [ed.] [Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY (United States)]; PB: 936 p.
Publisher:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, NY (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; BIOLOGICAL FOULING; STEAM CONDENSERS; ANTIFOULANTS; FISHES; CLAMS; MUSSELS; MOLLUSCS; ALGAE