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Advanced Cooling Strategies/Technologies Conference - PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

Advanced Cooling Strategies/Technologies Conference

May 31 to June 2, 2005

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Room 204
Sacramento, CA

Presentation or Paper Indicated By Link

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - Air-Cooled Steam Condensers and Hybrid-Cooling Towers Seminar
Presentations are not available for the Tuesday Session
8:00 Registration
Session 1 - 9:00 a.m.
  • An Introduction (History and Development) to Air-Cooled Steam Condensers and Dry- and Hybrid-Cooling Towers World Wide
  • Visible Plume Abatement (Dry-Wet, Wet-Dry and Hybrid Towers)
  • Heat Transfer Surfaces (Extended Surfaces)
10:15 Break
Session 2 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Testing and Quality Control of Finned Tubes
  • Oblique Flow Through Finned Tube Bundles
  • Corrosion, Erosion and Fouling
12:00 Lunch
Session 3- 1:00 p.m.
  • Thermal Contact and Gap Resistance in Finned Tubes
  • Fan Testing and Performance Characteristics
  • Fan Blde Tip Clearance, Noise, Plenum Chamber Losses, System Effects
  • Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers and Dry-Cooling Towers
3:00 Break
Session 4 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Air-Cooled Steam Condensers (Non-Condensables, Flooding, Entrainment)
  • Flow Resistance, Hot Plume Air Recirculation
  • Meterological Effects (Winds, Recirculation and Interference, Temperature Inversions)
  • Desgin and Optimization (Life Cycle Costing, Etc.) of Cooling Plan for Power Generation
5:00 Adjourn
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - Plenary Session
8:00 Registration
8:45 Opening Remarks
9:00 Keynote Speaker
John L. Geesman, J.D., Commissioner, California Energy Commission
No presentation.
Session 1: Alternative Cooling Technologies
Session Chair: Joe O'Hagan, California Energy Commission
9:30 Power Plant Water Management - A U.S. Department of Energy / National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) R&D Initiative
Barbara Carney, DOE-NETL
10:00 Water Conservation Options for Wet-Cooled Power Plants
John Maulbetsch, Consultant
10:30 Closed Loop, Evaporative Wet Surface Air Coolers for Steam Condensing and Aux Loop Cooling in Water Limited Power Plants
Peter Demakos, Niagara Blower Company
11:00 Status, Impacts and Operations of High-Salinity Wet Cooling Towers
Kent Zammit, EPRI
11:30 The Advanced Heller System - Technical Features and Characteristicsbr> Andras Balogh, GEA-EGI
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Break
Session 2: Cost and Performance Issues
Session Chair: Matt Lavery, California Energy Commission
1:30 Cost/Performance Comparisons of Alternative Cooling Systems
John Maulbetsch, Consultant
2:00 Peak and Annual Average Energy Efficiency Penalty of Optimized Air-Cooled Condenser on 500 MW Fossil Fuel-Fired Utility Boiler
Bill Powers, Powers Engineering
2:30 The Advanced Heller System to Improve Economics of Power Generation
Andras Balogh, GEA-EGI
3:00 Break
3:30 Technology for Cleaning the External Surfaces of Air-Cooled Condensers
Gary Fischer, Conco Systems, Inc.
4:00 Panel Discussion: Research and Development Needs
No presentations.
5:00 Adjourn
Thursday, June 2, 2005
Session 3: Air-Cooled Condenser Technologies
Session Chair: Bill Power, Powers Engineering
8:00 Spray Cooling - An Approach to Performance Enhancement of Air-Cooled Condensers
John Maulbetsch, Consultant
8:30 Wind Effects and Spray Enhancement Test Plans
John Maulbetsch, Consultant
9:00 Development of Procurement Guidelines for Air-Cooled Condensers
Karl Wilber, Consultant
9:30 Break
Session 4: Degraded Water Use
Session Chair: Kent Zammit, EPRI
10:00 The Use of Oil-Field Produced Water as an Alternative Source of Power Plant Cooling Water
Mike DiFilippo, Consultant
10:30 Non-Chemical Water Treatment
  • Paper (PDF file, 112 kb)
Michael Gravely, Consultant
11:00 Q&A and Wrap-Up
No presentations.
12:00 Adjourn
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