Gland
Condensers

Gland Condensers are small heat exchangers used to condense the steam that leaks past the first section of seals within the shaft of a steam turbine.

What to expect

Whenever the turbine exhausts into a vacuum system, it is necessary to inject the sealed steam within the seals to keep away the low-pressure end of the turbine from drawing in atmospheric air.

This sealing steam from the low-pressure end and the normal leakage from the high-pressure end would tend to leak out and blow towards the bearing housing. To reduce the chance of this leakage causing an accumulation of water in the lube oil system, we use a gland steam condenser to draw a very small vacuum (typically 2 or 3 in-Hg) within the outer section of the shaft seals.

THE GLAND CONDENSER USES COOLING WATER TO CONDENSE THIS STEAM and convert it to WATER, WHICH IS USUALLY drained out to the SEWERs.

Condenser BEM type with fan combined cycle power plant

Materials: shell ASTM A 106 Gr B, tubes ASTM A 179, tube sheets ASTM A 105, water boxes ASTM A 106 GR B

> Italy

Condenser BEM type with fan for refinery

Materials: shell ASTM SA 106 Gr B, tubes SB 111 C71500, tube sheets SA 266M GR.4, water boxes ASTM SA 106 GR B

> Arub Island (Netherlands Colony)

Condenser BEM type with ejector for petrochemical plant

Materials: shell ASTM A 106 Gr.B, tubes ASTM B 111 C71500, tube sheets ASTM A 266M Gr.4, water boxes ASTM A 106 Gr.B

> Saudi Arabia

Condenser BEU type for petrochemical plant

Materials: shell ASTM A 106 Gr.B, tubes ASTM SA 179, tube sheets ASTM A 105, water boxes ASTM A 106 Gr.B

> Qatar

Condenser BEM type with Ejector for petrochemical plant

Materials: shell ASTM A 106 Gr.B, tubes ASTM B 111 C71500, tube sheets ASTM A 105, water boxes ASTM A 106 Gr.B

> Sao Paulo (Brasil)

Condenser BEM type with Ejector for hydrogen plant

Materials: shell ASTM SA 106 Gr.B, tubes ASTM SA 213M TP 316, tube sheets ASTM SA 266M Gr.4, water boxes ASTM SA 106 Gr.B

> California (USA)

Condenser BEM type with Ejector for steam turbine

Materials: shell ASTM SA 333 Gr. 6, tubes ASTM SB 111 – C715, tube sheets ASTM SA 350 LF2, water boxes ASTM SA 333 Gr. 6

> Canada

Condenser BEM type with fan for refinery

Materials: shell ASTM A 106 Gr B, tubes ASTM B 111 C443, tube sheets ASTM A 516 GR 70, water boxes ASTM A 106 GR B

> Italy

Condenser AES type with ejector for refinery

Materials: shell ASTM A 106 Gr B, tubes B 111 C 715, tube sheets ASTM A 266 GR.4, water boxes ASTM A 106 Gr B

> Italy

Condenser BEM type with ejector for refinery

Materials: shell ASTM A 106 Gr B, tubes ASTM A 179, tube sheets ASTM A 266 GR.4, water boxes ASTM A 106 Gr B

> Dubai

Condenser BEM type with ejector for biomass plant

Materials: shell ASTM 335 P11, tubes ASTM A 179, tube sheets ASTM A 516 Gr 71, water boxes ASTM A 106 Gr B

> Italy

Direct Contact Condenser with two fans

Material: Body ASTM A 106 B

> Oregon (USA)