External Steam Dump (Water Cooled Steam Condensers)

Primary Inventor: Ranga Nadig
Date of Patent Issuance: November 19, 2002
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: USA
Equipment Type: Surface Condenser
Docket Number: HOL-006
Application Number: 09/969,277
Patent Number(s): US 6,481,208 B1

Abstract: A system and method for reducing the damaging effects of bypass steam in a cylindrical steam surface condenser in a steam turbine/bypass power plant application consisting of a hat-like steam admission chamber located external to the condenser shell having a header with orifices and dummy rods or tubes arranged between the bypass header and the condensing tubes.