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Boiler Feed Pump Flow Path and Major Components

Learning objectives

  • Describe the condensate flow to the suction side of the boiler feed pump
  • Explain the transition of condensate to “feedwater” and identify where it takes place
  • Identify the feedwater’s path after boiler feed pump discharge
  • Describe what is meant by a “closed loop” system
  • Explain the role of the following:
    • Hotwell
    • Deaerator
    • Feedwater Heaters
    • Flow Control Valve
    • Economizer
    • Steam Drum

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the feedwater flow path and describe how various components contribute to its progress.

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