Heat Exchanger Design for the Process Industries

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Kenneth J. Bell

School of Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-5021

J. Heat Transfer 126(6), 877-885 (Jan 26, 2005) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1833366 History: Received June 28, 2004; Revised October 06, 2004; Online January 26, 2005
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Schematic of a typical shell-and-tube heat exchanger: TEMA AEL, with fixed tubesheets and channel heads with Removable covers. A: Tubes, B: Tubesheets, C: Shell, D: Tube-side channels and nozzles, E: Channel covers, F: Tube-side pass divider, G: Baffles (or tube supports) (see Ref. 2).
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Basic logical structure of the process heat exchanger design procedure
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The rating program: Core block of the heat exchanger design process
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Idealized diagram of shell-side flow streams (see Refs. 45)
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Schematic model of shell-side flow paths and resistances across one baffle space (see Ref. 5)
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Pressure drop error ratios for three shell-side rating methods (see Ref. 5). (Reproduced with permission. Copyright © 1969 AIChE.)
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Heat flux error ratios for three shell-side rating methods (see Ref. 5.) (Reproduced with permission. Copyright © 1969 AIChE.)
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Schematic diagram of the shell-side flow in a helically baffled heat exchanger (see Ref. 14). (Courtesy, ABB Lummus Heat Exchanger, Bloomfield, NJ.)
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Schematic diagram of a disk-and-donut heat exchanger (see Ref. 15)
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Diagram of two Twisted Tubes®, showing how tubes are mutually self-supporting. (Courtesy, Brown Fintube Co., Houston, TX.)
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Exploded diagram of a gasketed plate heat exchanger. (Reproduced with permission of Alfa Laval Inc.)




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