A Novel Air Cooling Technology for Power Plants

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Indresh Rampall, Vytas Maciunas
Date of Submission: 08/20/2015
Status: Published
Jurisdiction: USA
Equipment Type: Air Blast Chiller
Docket Number: HOL-103
Application Number: 15/271,818
Publication Number: US 2017/0051981 A1

Other Application Data: Previously published on February 23, 2017 as Application No. 15/243,180 and Publication No. US 2017/0051980 A1.

Abstract: For a new power plant, incorporating an ACC in the plant’s design in lieu of a water cooled surface condenser is in most cases quite feasible technically but usually commercially non- competitive. In an operating plant on the other hand, because of the reasons mentioned above, installing an ACC is an extremely disruptive and usually cost-prohibitive undertaking. The alternative configuration described below, seeks to overcome the ACC’s shortcomings, making the switch to air cooling feasible for most operating plants and serving as a credible alternative to the cooling tower or ACC options for new power plants.