What is the hot well of a condenser?
Similarly one may ask, what is a hot well?
Definition of hot well. 1 : hot spring. 2 : a reservoir in a condensing steam-engine or turbine installation for receiving the warm condensed steam drawn from the condenser.
Subsequently, question is, why vacuum is needed in condenser? A vacuum is maintained in the condenser so that steam can easily flow and more work can be extracted from the steam in the turbine. Therefore, vacuum is maintained in the condenser using either vacuum pump or steam ejector.
Secondly, what is a condenser hotwell?
The bottom area of the condenser is the hotwell. This is where the condensate collects and the condensate pump takes its suction. The temperature and flow rate of the cooling water through the condenser controls the temperature of the condensate. This in turn controls the saturation pressure (vacuum) of the condenser.
How does a steam condenser work?
Steam Condenser is a mechanical device which converts the low pressure exhaust steam from the turbine into water. Or in other words it is a device which is used to condense exhaust steam of the turbine into water. It does so with the help of cooling water circulated into it from the cooling tower.