The quality of steam produced by boilers is strictly standardized and must be maintained whatever the quality of makeup water and whatever the composition of the boiler unit’s thermal cycle equipment. Under the conditions of constantly improved instruments for chemical monitoring, it becomes possible to develop measurement systems using which the main standardized and diagnostic steam quality indicators can be monitored by measuring the electric conductivity and pH of cooled samples. Unlike boilers operating at a pressure of 13.8 MPa and higher, steam boilers for steam pressures equal to 9.8 and 3.9 MPa—and also industrial heat recovery steam generators—operate with steam that has a higher content of salts and carbon dioxide; in addition, it contains ammonia, which enters into steam from boiler water. Steam quality is often estimated using the two-quadrant nomographic chart of Mostofin, who proposed it more than 50 years ago. In using certain computation algorithms, it is possible to calculate the standardized and diagnostic steam quality indicators, such as concentrations of sodium, chlorides, ammonia, carbon dioxide, and salt content. The article presents an algorithm for estimating the concentrations of the above-mentioned impurities for cooled live steam samples of power-generating boilers operating at pressures below 10.0 MPa, and boilers for superhigh and supercritical pressures, and industrial heat recovery steam generators, including the combined-cycle power plant units. Examples of using the calculation procedure for analyzing the steam quality in industrial boilers are given.

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