CONDENSER PERFORMANCE TESTING (ASME PTC 12.2)
Using the guidance of ASME PTC 12.2, ILD can conduct main condenser performance testing. ILD has been involved in condenser performance monitoring and improvements for over 30 years, and the ASME code testing is a way to precisely quantify condenser performance. We also have condenser and cooling tower models that have been developed from our extensive condenser thermal performance knowledge bases.
ILD has developed a Condenser and Cooling Tower Modeling Tool based on the methods of HEI, ASME PTC 12.2, and ASME PTC 23. The tool is intended to be used daily to track cleanliness and cooling tower performance as well as to provide a way to predict plant performance for expected changes such as changing circulating water flow rate, tube plugging, water temperature, weather changes, cooling tower fans, etc. The ILD model is used regularly by ILD personnel to analyze and diagnose condenser and cooling tower related performance issues.