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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Heat Exchangers

Estimating Number of Shells in Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers: A New Approach Based on Temperature Cross

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B. B. Gulyani

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Indiae-mail: bbgulyani@yahoo.com

J. Heat Transfer 122(3), 566-571 (Feb 14, 2000) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1287159 History: Received December 01, 1998; Revised February 14, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Schematic of a 1–2 exchanger
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Variation of FT with R for G=0
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Variation of FT with S for G=0
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Comparison of G=0 criteria with FT=0.75 criteria
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Comparison of XP and Y parameters
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Effect of Y on number of shells, N for R=0.2
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Effect of Y on number of shells, N for R=1.0

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