TITLE

Design of multiple shell and tube heat exchangers in series: E shell and F shell

AUTHOR(S)
Vengateson, U.
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Chemical Engineering Research & Design: Transactions of the Inst;May/Jun2010, Vol. 88 Issue 5/6, p725
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Multiple shell and tube heat exchangers in the series are employed to handle the temperature cross in the chemical process industries. Depending on the degree of temperature cross, certain number of heat exchangers (either E or F shell type) need to be connected in series such that the temperature cross in each exchanger is within allowable limit. Determination of the number of exchangers for the given terminal temperatures is essential during heat exchanger design phase. In this paper, using finite difference calculus, modeling has been done to calculate the number of shells required for both E and F shell cases. In addition, equations are developed to determine hot and cold fluid temperature profiles across all heat exchangers. Design procedure is illustrated with the help of a case study and the capital cost of both cases is compared. Issues related to E shell and F shells are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
51910612

 

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