Cooling Tower Suction Piping Guidelines

Cooling Tower Suction Piping Guidelines

When designing cooling tower suction piping, it is absolutely critical that engineers have sufficient NPSH to the condenser water pump and avoid any piping design errors that could cause air to come out of the pumping solution.  If either of these becomes a problem…

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Steam Basics Part 17: Condensate Pump Discharge Balance Valves

Steam Basics Part 17: Condensate Pump Discharge Balance Valves

Last week we talked about the critical relationship between the steam condensate return temperature and proper pump NPSHR. This week we'll look at the role the discharge balance plays in assuring....

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Steam Basics Part 16: Return Temperature & Condensate Pumps

Steam Basics Part 16: Return Temperature & Condensate Pumps

One challenge to selecting a steam condensate return unit is the return temperature of the condensate after leaving the steam heat exchanger. This week we'll offer some suggestions to assist the engineer or designer...

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