Efficiency and loss analysis of main steam condenser from nuclear power plant at various loads and ambient temperatures

  • 1 Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • 2 Department of maritime sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia


This paper presents exergy analysis of the main steam condenser, which operates in nuclear power plant. The analysis is performed in four main condenser operating regimes (loads) for a variety of the ambient temperatures. It is found that the main steam condenser has the lowest exergy destruction (equal to 72091.56 kW) and the highest exergy efficiency (equal to 66.66%) at the lowest observed ambient temperature (5 °C) and for the highest of four observed loads. Also, it is noted that an increase in the ambient temperature from 20 °C to 25 °C (two the highest observed ambient temperatures) significantly decreases main steam condenser exergy efficiency for about 21%, regardless of the observed load.



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