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Unformatted text preview: Progress Energy Steam Condenser Design MAE 412 Section 002 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department North Carolina State University November 30, 2006 Progress Energy Steam Condenser Design Wesley XXXXX Engineer Casey XXXXX Team Leader, Engineer Gary XXXXX Engineer James XXXXX Engineer MAE 412 Section 002 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department North Carolina State University November 30, 2006 ii iii Table of Contents Initial cost .................................................................................................................................... 12 Tubing Option ............................................................................................................................... 12 Tubing Option ............................................................................................................................... 12 Tubing Option ............................................................................................................................... 13 Tubing Option ............................................................................................................................... 14 iv Executive Summary This project investigates the optimum design of the steam condenser and circulating water system that provides the cold water into the condenser for the steam electric power plant. The turbine cycle requires the condenser to cool the output steam coming directly from the turbine using water from the neighboring lake. The cool water is supplied using three pumps to drive the water through the inlet piping and into the pair of single-pass condensers. Each condenser is restricted to the space provided, which limits the number of tubes each condenser is able to hold. The design of this condenser initially surrounded the performance of the condenser at the operating point (735 MW generator output) for multiple tubing options using different tubing sizes and materials when the temperature of the lake water is 85F. The efficiency of the cycle has already been determined to be 9000 Btu/kWh by the team responsible for designing the turbine cycle. The circulating water system was designed for three pumps feeding the water through a pre-established piping system in order to determine the most feasible flow rate through the condensers. Cost-optimization was given final consideration once the engineering analysis had been made for the condensers and the circulating water system. The condenser design was made using four tubing options: either Stainless Steel or Admiralty tubing with either 7/8 or 1 outer diameters. The different tube diameters will create differences in the total number of tubes that each condenser can hold, and the...
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