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Special Flange Joints Used in Floating-Head Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

| By Pankaj K. Singla, Fluor Daniel Pvt. Ltd.

Single-pass, floating-head heat exchangers are common in certain process operations, but they often use flange joints that are not covered in existing design codes. Design details, advantages and disadvantages of the different options are discussed here Shell-and-tube…