Power Utility

Geothermal power utility applications are unique in that the contaminants present in geothermal steam often produce condensed water with chemistry very different to other commonly available water sources.

However while the specific contaminants are different, the primary critical issues remain the same as other power utilities. As such these plants are also critically dependent on water for maximizing efficiency and power generation rates. Maximizing performance in these areas offers a very high return on investment, given that the majority of the costs of power utilities are fixed capital for the power generating asset.

Some of the critical areas that must be focused on in order to ensure the reliable and efficient operation of the plant include:

  • Slime control on direct contact and surface condensers and cooling tower fill
  • Suspended solids control in low velocity heat exchangers
  • Control corrosion of steel components to maximize plant life span & plant performance
  • Control corrosion of concrete/cement components of cooling tower and system piping
  • Control corrosion of steel condensate reinjection lines

The water management programs developed by ZI-CHEM are based on global technologies that have been applied in the field for many years and refined to optimize and enhance results. These are delivered by dedicated and experienced field service teams that are based close to or inside the plant site to ensure attentive support and rapid responses are provided, so that the objectives of the programs are achieved.