Feedwater Heater Efficiency

SKU: HR01700CENDuration: 60 Minutes

This course is designed to teach participants how to recognize whether feedwater heaters are operating properly. After completing this course, participants should understand how a feedwater heater works and the role it plays in a generating unit. They should also know how to monitor the operation of a feedwater heater to maintain maximum efficiency and how to recognize and identify feedwater heater problems.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Feedwater Heaters and Heat Rate
  • Describe the normal operation of a closed feedwater heater
  • Describe the normal operation of an open feedwater heater.
  • Feedwater Heater Performance
  • Describe methods that an operator can use to check the performance of a feedwater heater.
  • Troubleshooting Feedwater Heaters
  • Identify some typical operating problems that may develop in feedwater heaters
  • Describe the effects of feedwater heater operating problems on the terminal temperature difference (TTD) and the drain cooler approach (DCA)
  • Describe typical procedures that may be followed in troubleshooting a feedwater heater problem.
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