Re: High Water Alarm

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Posted by Rick on January 31, 2000 at 08:05:13:

In Reply to: High Water Alarm posted by Jennifer Golden on January 11, 2000 at 17:35:18:

: Should a steam boiler shut down or alarm for a high water condition? What if any are the consequences of not reacting to a high water condition?

In the Power Plant that I worked in our Power Boilers were fitted with high level alarms only. High water level is not good because the turbine rotated at 8,000 rpm so you can imagine the erosion effect moisture would have on the rotor blades. After a while this would reduce the efficiency of the turbine also. We did not have the boilers shut down because the boilers were under continual attendance and the operator could remedy the situatin right away without causing an interruption in power supply to the sight.

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