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Designing Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers: Avoid Vibration From The Start

| By Graham T. Polley and M.A.Vidal Farfan, University of Guanajuato, Mexico; Simon J. Pugh, IHS ESDU

Mechanical integrity is an essential consideration in heat exchanger design. The most common threat to this integrity is tube bundle vibration. So, the computer programs used for heat exchanger design incorporate procedures that assess this threat. However,…