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Ammonia Concentration Analysis For The Steam Condenser By Combining Two Phase Flow CFD Simulation With Condensation And Process Simulation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MPF090071

Volume

63

Pages

8

Page Range

77 - 84

Published

2009

Size

530 kb

Author(s)

K. Karube, M. Maekawa, S. Lo & K. Mimura

Abstract

Ammonia corrosion in alumi-brass tubes in steam condensers can be a serious problem. It generally occurs in the high ammonia concentration area. In this case, it is planned to replace the alumi-brass tubes by higher grade material, such as cupronickel. Therefore, it is important to minimize the area to be replaced in order to keep the equipment cost down. It is known that the ammonia concentration is related to the degree of corrosion damage. We propose a hybrid analysis method to obtain ammonia concentration by combining two-phase flow Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis and network analysis by a chemical engineering process simulator for the tube bundle. Ammonia concentration obtained by the simulation is therefore used to determine the area to be replaced by the higher grade material tubes. Keywords: condensation, process simulation, CFD, ammonia concentration distribution, network analysis.

Keywords

condensation, process simulation, CFD, ammonia concentration distribution, network analysis