Performance-Based Cooling Water Treatment

August 20, 2019

Authors: K. D. Rondum, A. C. Cabell, J. Krupp, E. S. Beardwood. Power Magazine, Vol. 156, July 2012,

ABSTRACT:  A West Coast combined cycle plant that uses reclaimed water found that cycling 300 times a year caused disruptions to the plant’s cooling water chemical treatment program. The solution was a performance-based monitoring and control system that uses available plant operating data input plus algorithms to measure corrosion rates and fouling factors, which in turn allows the plant to trim chemical feed rates so they correlate with a specified corrosion rate rather than a suggested chemical residual. The paper illustrates the process in real time.