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What is the maximum percentage of steam flow imbalance from tube to tube allowed in a Superheater tube bank of an Utility Boiler?

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Energy Efficiency Analyst Reliance Power

An Energy Efficiency analyst with 9.5 years of experience in the thermal sector in operation, commissioning and efficiency fields. I am also a lead auditor in energy management system ISO...

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Steam flow imbalance is sometimes also referred to %ENU that is extent of non uniformity expressed in percentage. Please provide some references to the answer.

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It is not straightforward. Depending on whether it is a radiant or convective type superheater and the specific manufacturer’s limits on temperatures, the flow variation could differ from one manufacturer to another. I would expect that IBR standards would give some appropriate ranges and that would be the place I would start looking.

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