By: Kim Iulianetti
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Abstract: Discovery of excessive fouling in equipment in the service water systems at several nuclear power plants in recent years led to the issuance of Generic Letter 89-13 by the USNRC. This letter requires all holders of Nuclear Operating Licenses to regularly evaluate the condition of the emergency service water systems to assure that they can remove the heat loads specified for a postulated event. The components in a service water systems include piping, valves, pumps, reservoirs, and heat exchangers. The focus of this paper is on some key considerations in the evaluation of the thermal performance of heat exchangers.
Citation: Iulianetti, K. “Heat Exchanger Analysis in Response to USNRC Generic Letter 89-13.” International Power Generation Conference (1991).