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Fouling Factors for Heat Exchanger Design

In this post I’ll list a few resources to find fouling factors for your heat exchanger designs. But first, let’s take a step back and review the definition and purpose of fouling factors in heat exchanger design. Recall that in … Continue reading

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Heat Exchanger Fluid Allocation: Shellside or Tubeside?

It’s the first question to hit you with every shell-and-tube heat exchanger. It comes up when you are designing a heat exchanger, or just trying to draw one into a process sketch, process flow diagram, or piping and instrumentation diagram. … Continue reading

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Insulation Design Programs (Free)

Ever had to select insulation for a new pipe, or estimate the energy losses from pipes and equipment? Or do the economic justification for thicker insulation? Try either of the two free programs in this post. Try out 3e Plus … Continue reading

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Consider Finned Tubes to Increase Surface Area

This post will introduce the practice of adding fins to shell-and-tube heat exchanger tubes to increase the surface area, and discuss when to consider it and when to avoid it. This is not a post about air coolers. Image of … Continue reading

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Free Heat Transfer and Heat Exchanger Textbooks

FREE, full-sized textbooks on heat transfer and heat exchanger design. You can download or view them as .pdf files right now. Interested? I've got two to share. A Heat Transfer Textbook, 3rd edition by John H. Lienhard IV and John … Continue reading

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