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May 1, 2013

Specifying Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

Understand what heat exchanger design specialists need to know — and remember, you know your process best

Asif Raza

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers are one of the most important and commonly used process equipment items in the chemical process industries (CPI). While the actual design will likely be done by a specialist at an equipment vendor or within your own company, you still need to fill out a process datasheet for each heat exchanger and in due course, review the vendor’s detailed proposal.  This article shows you the basics of specifying and selecting shell-and-tube heat exchangers: the process information and preliminary design decisions needed to fill out the datasheet, and how to check any corresponding assumptions made by the vendor.


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Comments (1) for Specifying Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
Mr. Raza, this is an excellent guidance document for the novice. Concise and seasoned with practical tips.
Posted by Andrew Jackura on Thursday, April 17, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

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