Feedwater Heater Operation and Efficiency

Learning objectives

  • Describe the normal operations of a feedwater heater
  • Identify problems commonly associated with feedwater heaters and describe how they affect unit efficiency and reliability
  • Discuss the following methods of evaluating feedwater heater performance:
    • Feedwater heater temperature rise
    • Drain Cooler Approach (DCA)
    • Terminal Temperature Difference (TTD)

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe feedwater heater operations and discuss problems that affect performance.

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