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Main Title Electrostatic precipitator malfunctions in the electric utility industry /
Author Szabo, Mike. ; Gerstle., Richard
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gerstle, Richard,
CORP Author PEDCo-Environmental Specialists, Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-2-77-006; EPA-68-02-2105; EPA-ROAP-21BAV-081
Stock Number PB-263 504
OCLC Number 03997149
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Electrostatic precipitation ; Electric power-plants--United States--Equipment and supplies
Additional Subjects Electrostatic precipitators ; Failure ; Air pollution control equipment ; Combustion products ; Maintenance ; Electric power plants ; Efficiency ; Design criteria ; Coal ; Boilers ; Performance evaluation ; Cost estimates ; Capitalized costs ;
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/13/2013
EKBD  EPA-600/2-77-006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 06/20/2003
ERAD  EPA 600/2-77-006 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/17/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-263 504 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 142 p. in various pagings : ill. ; 28 cm.
The report discusses precipitation malfunctions in the electric utility industry. When a utility electrostatic precipitator (ESP) fails to achieve its design efficiency, there must be a reason. Although the reasons are numerous, they can be placed in two distinct categories: ESP degradation is attributable either to hardware malfunctions or operation under improper conditions. The report discusses the various types of ESPs in the electric utility industry, along with design considerations. It summarizes the different types of malfunctions. For each type of malfunction, it gives the cause, duration, corrective action, and preventive measures. The report also gives the maintenance required to minimize the probability of malfunction. It describes inspection techniques for evaluating maintenance procedures, including what an inspector should look for during power plant ESP inspections.
Prepared by PEDCo-Environmental Specialists, Inc. under Contract No. 68-02-2105, ROAP No. 21BAV-081, Program Element No. 1AB012. Issued Jan. 1977. Includes bibliographical references (p. 5-15-5-17).