There are often multiple closed-loop water cooling systems installed in a power plant. Chances are good that they cool or control temperature on some very critical components. It can be easy to ignore these systems because they are usually quite reliable.
By its very nature, when a closed-loop system remains closed and operates properly for an extended period of time, it is often forgotten—or at least neglected. Small changes in the chemistry or the flow rates and differential pressures throughout the system may not be noticed. However, once corrosion processes get a foothold in these systems, it can be very difficult to correct them. In the meantime, critical equipment may be damaged to the point that it affects the ability of the plant to operate.
Proper monitoring and maintenance of these water systems can help you avoid more-costly repairs to the mechanical systems they cool. This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of monitoring and treatment of closed-loop cooling water systems.
To learn more about closed-loop cooling water systems, read: “Monitoring and Treatment of Closed-Loop Cooling Water Systems.”
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