Oct. 28, 2017
In systems involving heat transfer, a condenser is a device or unit used to condense a substance from its gaseous to its liquid state. Use of cooling water or surrounding air as the coolant is common in many condensers.
Steam enters the air-cooled condenser at the top (blue pipe) of the heat exchangers, flows downward through the heat exchanger tubes, and it condenses and is captured in pipes at the base of the heat exchangers. The condensate is then returned to the boiler water system.