Condenser Ball cleaning systems.
Year of installation: 2010
A system was installed at the condenser of a coal operated 300 mW unit at the Changxing plant. A second system using a ball cleaning system from a well known manufacturer was used as reference in a comparative performance study that lasted for 18 months.
Both condensers were cleaned and operated under the same conditions. Results of the study are as follows:
- Data collected showed that the unit using CQM’s ATCS system required 0.9 gram /kW of coal less than the other unit.
- Unlike the other condenser, cleaning factor was preserved, all tubes stayed clean, and no balls were lost at the unit using CQM’s ATCS system
- As the result of the better performance and clear savings, three additional units of CQM’s ATCS system were installed at Changxing, replacing the existing ball cleaning system.