Power Plant: Condenser and Circulating Water

SKU: AOPCCW0CENDuration: 60 Minutes

The condenser and the circulating water system play a vital role in plant operation and efficiency by completing the steam/water cycle. Part of an operator's job involves monitoring and controlling the condenser and circulating water system. Therefore, it is important to have a good understanding of how these components work and what problems can affect them.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic function of a condenser and the operation of single pass and two-pass condensers.
  • Describe the basic function of an air removal system, including the operation of an air ejector and reciprocating and rotary vacuum pumps.
  • Identify and describe routine checks that operators should perform on a condenser.
  • Describe the basic operation of a once-through circulating water system.
  • Describe how mechanical draft cooling towers and natural draft cooling towers function.
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