Tag Archives: Feedwater Heater

Level Solutions for Feedwater Heaters

Level control of feedwater heaters can improve plant efficiency and save money on fuel costs. Learn more about level measurement solutions in this blog post. Continue reading

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Driving Down Fuel Costs With Feedwater Heater Level Control

Proper feedwater heater level control can reduce the heat rate of a power plant, leading to increased efficiency and decreased cost. Learn more in this blog post. Continue reading

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Guided Wave Radar Instrumentation in Steam Drum and Feedwater Heater Applications

Many operators have questions and concerns about level instrumentation and how it can improve the efficiency and safety of their plants. Magnetrol® expert Donald Hite recently answered questions about guided wave radar as part of a power industry-focused webinar. Read his answers in this blog post. Continue reading

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Upgrading Your Feedwater Heater Level Controls: Is It Worth It?

The global outlook for coal-fired and nuclear power plants makes it difficult to decide whether to pursue investments in technologies that improve feedwater heater level control and ultimately plant efficiency (heat rate). This article will be helpful to those who are asking “is it worth it?”. Continue reading

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The Impact of Instrument-Induced Errors on Heat Rate

A key way to reduce a power plant’s heat rate – and fuel costs – is to ensure accurate level control within its feedwater heaters. Although many physical anomalies can degrade feedwater heater performance, many older power plants use outdated … Continue reading

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How to Monitor Feedwater Heater Performance to Ensure Optimum Heat Rate

Many power plant operators have begun replacing outdated level instrumentation with newer technologies to accurately control feedwater heater levels and decrease their plant’s heat rate. However, assurance of proper performance can only be determined with a feedback reporting system in … Continue reading

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Feedwater Heater Factors to Consider for Heat Rate Reduction

With increased attention on improving bottom-line performance, heat rate is a key concern for every power plant. Many operators have found that focusing on effective feedwater heater level control – and its role within a power plant’s basic power cycle … Continue reading

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The Impact of Feedwater Heater Operation on Fuel Costs: Level Control Considerations

The ability to decrease a power plant’s heat rate can have a profound effect on fuel costs. Optimizing the water level of your feedwater heaters is an effective way to achieve this objective. However, a basic familiarity with feedwater operation … Continue reading

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Heat Rate Awareness: What You Need to Know to Reduce Fuel Costs

The advent of climate change protocols and the Clean Air Act has put fossil fuels in the forefront of the political debate. Adhering to these standards while improving bottom-line performance has made heat rate a common term at all power … Continue reading

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