Design improvements of a shell and tube heat exchanger

C.W.M. Geld, van der, J.M.W.M. Schoonen

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    Abstract

    It is shown that the performance, maintenance and lifespan of a vertical shell and tube evaporator critically depends on the geometry near the outlet. Several different geometries are examined both theoretically and experimentally, utilizing some heat exchangers of Shell Chernie B.V. Wear mechanisms are located, recognized and quantified with the aid of an eddy current measuring technique. In situ measurements during operation are performed in order to verify the 2—D numerical modeffing
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign and operation of heat exchangers : Proceedings of the EUROTHERM Seminar No. 18, Februart 27-March 1 1991, Hamburg, Germany
    EditorsW. Roetzel, P.J. Heggs, D. Butterworth
    Place of PublicationHamburg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages74-88
    ISBN (Print)3-540-53771-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1991

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