Within a thermal power plant, condensate extraction pumps are crucial to its efficient operation by optimising the steam and water loop on the turbine island. The ClydeUnion Pumps CUP-CEP condensate extraction pump is designed for sub and supercritical applications, meeting the demands of modern power plants, regardless of fuel type or pressure requirements.
SPX s ClydeUnion Pumps brand is known worldwide for supplying reliable and robust engineered pumping solutions stemming from over 140 years of industry expertise. “Our experience spans across several complex industries including oil and gas, nuclear and conventional power generation, desalination and other key markets relevant to our product portfolio," Colin Elcoate, Vice President Market and Business Development, at SPX Flow Power and Energy, said. “Bringing together the heritage products of the ClydeUnion Pumps brand has resulted in a consolidated and improved product. This provides benefits such as improved efficiency and suction performance, leading to reduced operating costs and improved reliability. We are committed to quality throughout the company. Our Quality Management System is fully approved to ISO 9001:2008 and independently verified to comply with the latest quality standards."
The CUP-CEP is a vertically suspended bowl pump range designed specifically for the requirements of the power generation industry for applications such as condensate extraction and heater drains. These can be configured with either above or below floor suction to suit the specific design considerations of the plant. Additionally, the full range of pumps can be provided with either a single or double suction inlet stage to closely match NPSH (Net Positive Suction Head), thereby reducing cavitation and optimising the solution provided. Designed for both 50 and 60Hz markets, these pumps are suitable for a range of 4 and 6 pole duties and pressure.
The pump incorporates features such as a cartridge design mechanical seal, simplified vent pipe design, spider bearing housing for superior alignment and standard bowl wear ring fitment to optimise efficiency. The range encompasses optimal hydraulic designs from heritage product ranges. The design integrity is demonstrated with condensate extraction pumps installed in over 75 sites in more than 30 countries around the world.
Picture: ClydeUnion CUP-CEP Condensate Extraction Pump (Image: SPX)