Modular air cooled condenser apparatus and method

  • US 10,527,354 B2
  • Filed: 07/18/2019
  • Issued: 01/07/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mechanical draft modular air cooled condenser for condensing steam comprising:

  • a condenser module including;

    a first condenser bundle having a first set of tubes having first ends and second ends, the second ends arranged lower than the first ends;

    a first condensate header coupled to the second ends of the tubes of the first set of tubes;

    a second condenser bundle having a second set of tubes having third ends and fourth ends, the fourth ends arranged lower than the third ends;

    a second condensate header connected to the fourth ends of the tubes of the second set of tubes;

    a third condenser bundle having a third set of tubes having fifth ends and sixth ends, the sixth ends arranged lower than the fifth ends;

    a third condensate header connected to the sixth ends of the tubes of the third set of tubes, the third condensate header parallel to the first condensate header and parallel to the second condensate header;

    a fourth condenser bundle having a fourth set of tubes having seventh ends and eighth ends, the eighth ends arranged lower than the seventh ends; and

    a fourth condensate header connected to the eighth ends of the tubes of the fourth set of tubes, the fourth condensate header parallel to the third condensate header;

    the first ends of the first set of tubes separated from the fifth ends of the third set of tubes by a first distance;

    the third ends of the second set of tubes separated from the seventh ends of the fourth set of tubes by the first distance;

    a shroud that houses a single fan, the single fan positioned to create a draft to flow over the first condenser bundle, over the first condensate header, over the second condenser bundle, over the second condensate header, over the third condenser bundle, over the third condensate header, over the fourth condenser bundle, and over the fourth condensate header, the shroud having a diameter greater than the first distance; and

    a support frame that supports the first, the second, the third, and the fourth condenser bundles.

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