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With last summer’s record power production, spot shortages, and high selling prices, a one day summer outage to plug leaking tubes could result in significant financial impact on the bottom line. Allowing a unit to operate a day or two with the leaking tubes could result in damages exceeding over a million dollars. Additionally, lost megawatts due to exchanger and turbine inefficiency will cause a dramatic loss of income. This paper summarizes some of the possible damage mechanisms, prevention tools, and payback justifications for making the preparatory changes before the problem hits.

Author: Dan Janikowski


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