Improvement of chemical control in the water-steam cycle of thermal power plants
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Živojinović, Dragana Z.
Grgur, Branimir N.
Rajaković, Ljubinka V.
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A more effective chemical control in the water-steam cycle (WSC) of thermal power plants (TPP) is proposed in this paper. Minimization of corrosion effects by the production of ultra pure water and its strict control is the basis of all the investigated processes. The research involved the analysis of water samples in the WSC through key water quality parameters and by the most convenient analytical tools. The necessity for the stricter chemical control is demonstrated through a concrete example of the TPP Nikola Tesla, Serbia. After a thorough analysis of the chemical control system of the WSC, diagnostic and control parameters were chosen for continuous systematic measurements. Sodium and chloride ions were recognized as the ions which indicate the corrosion potential of the water and give insight into the proper production and maintenance of water within the WSC. Chemical transformations of crucial corrosion elements, iron and silica, were considered and related to their quantitativ...e values.
Keywords:Chemical control / Analytical measurements / Thermal power plant / Water-steam cycle
Source:Applied Thermal Engineering, 2011, 31, 1, 119-128
- Research Fund of Serbia