In the power generation industry, there are two main areas where water analysis through representative sampling is required:
Cycle Chemistry Monitoring
Increased emphasis on water chemistry control requires that a well designed, high-quality sample conditioning and analysis system be used to assure both representative and accurate analysis. Click here to view standard P&ID.
Why do power plants sample?
They monitor/adjust water chemistry in order to:
- Maximize heat transfer efficiency
- Maximize time between chemical cleanings
- Maximize boiler life and turbine life
- Minimize operating & maintenance costs
Sample point selection is based on:
- System design
- Subject constituents
- Chemical treatment
- System-specific problems