What is being done at the OERC? OTEC Power Plant Operation. Makai has added a 100 kW turbine generator to the OERC to provide electrical power to the grid beginning in the summer of 2015, which will make it the largest operational OTEC plant in the world.
Examples of condensers. A surface condenser is one in which condensing medium and vapors are physically separated and used when direct contact is not desired. It is a shell and tube heat exchanger installed at the outlet of every steam turbine in thermal power stations.
The primary function of the once-through cooling water (CW) system is to continuously circulate cooling water — typically from a lake, river, or ocean — through surface condensers and heat exchangers in the plant, thereby rejecting waste heat back to the water source.