With so many heat exchanger material options available, how do you select the most appropriate one for your shell and tube heat exchanger? Most fabricators can help you with suggestions, but most won’t give a definitive recommendation due to potential liability. Since you are responsible for operating the exchanger, and are most familiar with your process, the burden will most likely fall back on you to decide on the best material of construction. Selection criteria typically include thermal...
The Helpful Heat Exchanger Experts
When the pressure drop is well below the allowable maximum, the heat exchanger may not be reaching its full heat transfer rate potential.
Choosing the right heat transfer fluid for your operation involves many considerations. Here are some key details to know about HTFs.
Two of the most common types of expansion joints are metal expansion bellows (sometimes called packless expansion joints) and packed slip expansion joints.
Pressure drop is one of the most important design considerations before fabricating a shell and tube heat exchanger.
Defining the flow path is critical to the effectiveness of heat transfer and is highly variable. Baffle orientation has a major effect on these factors.
Mechanical failure can appear in several different forms, each with its own symptoms and consequences.
Choosing the right shell for your process will help optimize the rate of heat transfer.
Choose carefully when deciding which fluid to put on the shellside and which to allocate to the tubeside.
Freezing fouling is relatively less common but can be very damaging.
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