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Condenser and BOP Exchanger Layup- Do’s and Don’ts

This presentation identifies the common failure mechanisms, which alloys are particular sensitive, and changes that have occurred that increase the sensitivity today. It will also provide recommendations of what to do, and more importantly, what to ensure that your condenser/exchanger comes back into service problem free.

Corrosion Testing of Metals- Is it Needed?

This paper identifies the manufacturing and chemistry changes for copper alloys and stainless steels over the last 30 years and the impact on resistance. It also suggests some tests that can be specified to ensure that you get what you expect for that alloy.

Factors for Selecting Reliable Heat Exchanger Tube Materials

This paper provides an overview on a number of factors known to cause failure of a tube material and helps to identify the factors that need to be considered when selecting a material for a condenser, feedwater heater or balance-of-plant application.

Selecting Tubing Materials for Power Generation Heat Exchangers

A power plant engineer has many choices when selecting tubing materials for condensers, feedwater heaters, or balance-of-plant (BOP) applications. This article discusses forms and causes of corrosion that can lead to tubing failures and identifies factors that must be considered when selecting a tube material.

Stainless Steel Feedwater and Condenser Tubing- Expectations, Results, and Choices

This paper summarizes the basic ASTM/ASME requirements with many of the additional property and testing options available to ensure reliable service for today’s power plant environment. It identifies the advantages and disadvantages of each and provides suggestions on what could be specified to ensure the best value tubing for your application.

Getting the Copper Out- Will it Pay Back?

Copper tubing in your condensers or feedwater heaters can be a problem when optimizing the cycle chemistry to protect the carbon and alloy steels. Ammonia additions for increasing pH also attack copper’s protective layer, decreasing the tubes life.

Why Nuclear Plants are Switching to SEA-CURE®

SEA-CURE® High Performance Stainless Steel Why Nuclear Power Plants Are Switching To SEA-CURE Thank you for your interest in SEA-CURE® high performance stainless steel as an alternative to titanium. SEA-CURE® is one of the most cost-effective alloys in high chloride applications and where the potential for microbiological influenced corrosion (MIC) exists. SEA-CURE® , which was …

Super-Ferritic Stainless Steels: The Cost Effective Answer for Heat Transfer Tubing

Superferritic Stainless Steels –The Cost Effective Answer for Heat Transfer Tubing Authors: Daniel S. Janikowski and William Henricks Presenter: Daniel S. Janikowski – General Manager- Plymouth Tube, U.S.A Abstract: Traditionally, copper-nickel has been the work horse for desalinization and water recovery tubing using MSF and other heat transfer techniques. In the last few years, concerns …