Performance of low noise fans in power plant air cooled steam condensers
Noise Control Engineering Journal
University of Stellenbosch, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
Axial fans are often installed in locations where the orientation and surrounding infrastructure can have a detrimental effect on the fan performance indicated by the manufacturer. This paper addresses various aspects of phenomena related to the installation of axial fans, one of these being the use of low-noise fans, and how these can be considered in the CFD performance evaluation of modern air-cooled power plant condensers. © 2009 Institute of Noise Control Engineering.
Air-cooled steam condensers; Axial fans; Detrimental effects; Fan performance; Low noise; Performance evaluation; Axial flow turbomachinery; Fans; Steam power plants; Steam condensers