For steam-raising plants where steam drums are installed, reliable measurement is critical in ensuring the safety of the plant, as failure to accurately gauge levels within the steam drum could lead to dry conditions or rising level and water entering the steam turbine, both critically dangerous situations.
The latest generation Hydrastep 2468 is being used at Michigan State University, which has been generating its own heat and power for many years.
The steam and water interface level must be carefully monitored and controlled. If it is too high, water carryover from the drum to the steam lines could destroy the turbine. If too low, the boiler below the drum could implode. Either scenario would endanger lives as well as causing irreparable damage.
To read how the Hydrastep detects water levels at the university, then please visit http://www.flowcontrol-digital.com/201909#&pageSet=14 to read the full article in Flow Control.
At Delta Mobrey, we are delighted that our Hydrastep 2468 helps ensure that the power plant operates safely, while helping to deliver a continued supply of heat and power to the campus.