Leaking isolation valves are found in the steam generation industry and they are equally widespread in the detriment to the P&L statements worldwide. The thermal engines and steam plants are powered by different energies and the greater fuel efficiency. The valves maintain the separation by isolating the high energy processes from the low energy processes. Valve leaks act in direct opposition to the forces that drive the plant by allowing the energy to leave the high energy processes and to enter the low processes.
The key characteristics of the steam cycle are that the production is administrated by the steam rate or the mass flow through the cycle processes. The steam or energy that is bled out of the processes via the leaking valves is not being put to beneficial use and it may be proportionately reducing the amount of the electricity or the revenue when being produced.
When the plants are designed with ancillary to compensate for some of the effects of the valves leakage. This can add a substantial cost to operations and the capability is limited. Client experiences include the mitigating cycle of water losses on a new generating plant in which the cumulative valve leakage rates has exceeded the make-up system capacity. This can force the plant to curtail the operations to allow the make-up system to catch up with demonstrating how the cycle isolation can directly impact the plant’s reliability and availability.
The capacity of these benefits and diagnostics is the systematic approach to accurately by measuring the valve leakage rates and if it has exceeded the make-up water system capacity. The cornerstone captures the benefits diagnostics and the accuracy of the valve leakage and it eliminates the uncertainties that manifest as an unnecessary added cost.
Fluid Control Services
Power plants are complex and there are many different subsystems that are required to deliver electricity. Fluid Control Services provides valves that are accurate and reliable.