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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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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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