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Condensate polishing (CP) is an essential component of combined cycle plant design and operation because high purity condensate maximizes uptime. CP safeguards high-value plant assets by reducing startup/downtime, stabilizing cycle chemistry, minimizing corrosion transport and optimizing operations.
CP is particularly important for air-cooled condenser (ACC) systems, once through steam generators and plants with frequent startups. Utilities can’t afford to ignore this vital and economical system that consumes a tiny portion – typically 1% – of plant construction budgets.Electric generating station condensate must be maintained at a very high purity level to protect boilers, steam generators, reactors, and turbines from corrosion.
To remove contaminants from the condensate, deep bed ion exchange condensate polishers are used and sometimes preceded by a Powdex® filter demineralizer or a fine particulate filtration system. A Powdex system can also stand alone as the primary polisher. Graver Technologies is the most experienced and knowledgeable Ion Exchange product and Filter Septum manufacturer and offers the most complete range of products to meet today’s challenges.
Whether the need is for high purity condensate polishing bead or powdered ion exchange resins or filter elements specially designed for condensate polishing, Graver Technologies has the answer for your application.
The company traces its roots back to Germ Oils of the UK, and commenced business in South Africa in 1905. The company was incorporated in South Africa as a public company in 1938, with the parent company, Germ Oils of the UK, as its major shareholder. In the late 1960’s the company in South Africa was sold to the local management following a take-over of the parent company in the UK.
Today, Germ Africa (Pty) Ltd manufactures and trades in sectors mainly incorporating
- Metering/Dosing Pumps
- Ion Exchange Resins
- Industrial Lubricants