Paper E - Operating Chemistry, Its Effects, and Its Optimization
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08

Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Special Session: CANDU Maintenance Conference: Industry Performance – Getting a Grip

Bill Schneider (CMC2011 Exec Chair)


“… a gut-level understanding of basic boiler-cycle chemistry parameters by those on the front-lines of operations and maintenance is fundamental to achieving reliable, high-availability plant performance” – Ref Author 1.

To that end, this paper presents Plant Operating Chemistry in exactly the reverse order to the norm. By starting with steam-cycle corrosion product transport – chemistry is not only dead simple, but related directly to the experience and OpEx observations of service-providers everywhere. Such insight ultimately leads to interest in the more-aggressive boiler-cycle species, primary circuit conditions, etc. – all highly preferable to the ‘clouding-over-of-faces’ upon mere mention of the ‘c’ word.

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