July 1-6, 2007
This paper puts forward a method for evaluating the fouling costs of boilers and turbines in power plants. Furthermore, the Huaneng Dalian Power Plant and Changshan Power Plant are taken as examples for analyzing the costs of fouling. Based on data of on-site measurements in the above Power Plants, the costs due to fouling such as excess surface area, product loss, operating maintenance and increase of product costs are calculated. Results show that the total economical loss due to boiler and turbine fouling in China reaches 4.68 billion dollars, which covers is about 0.169% GDP of China in 2006.
Xu Zhi-Ming, ZHANG Zhong-Bin, and YANG Shan-Rang, "COSTS DUE TO UTILITY FOULING IN CHINA" in "Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning VII", Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Institute of Technical Thermodynamics, German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany; M. Reza Malayeri, University of Stuttgart, Germany; A. Paul Watkinson, The University of British Columbia, Canada Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2007). http://dc.engconfintl.org/heatexchanger2007/16