Surface Condenser Design - A Review


Prachi Bhatnagar
V. N. Bartaria


Surface condenser is also known as power plant condenser and is one of the most important auxiliary equipment in a power plant. The thermal efficiency of a powerplant can be increased by enhancing the heat transfer rate of a condenser, this can be achieved by reducing the turbine exhaust pressure. Considering this, the designing of surface condenser is an important aspect towards making thermal power plant efficient. In our present work, the author has considered a conventional design procedure and empirical correlations of surface condenser to have a design review of surface condenser with all the critical parameters which directly or indirectly affects the condenser performance, The author also focuses the effects of key parameters on surface condenser performance.