Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Malta, 16-18 July, 2012.
In this study, thermal power plant’s, based on Ideal Rankine Cycle, steam is condensed while the pressure of the condenser changes between 0.1 bar and 0.02 bar. The effect of this condensation on condenser area and effects to the cost is investigated. Change of rate of condenser area is calculated, relative to the condenser pressure drops. It is concluded that the area of condenser increases when the pressure of condenser decreases, accordingly the cooling water pump power changes. This result is discussed in the impact of energy production costs.