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Heat Exchanger Sizing Calculations

Heat Exchanger Type Fluid Inlet Temperature Outlet Temperature Flow Rate Duty Log Mean Temp Difference Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient Preliminary Heat Transfer Area Outside Diameter Thickness Inside Diameter Length Number of Tubes Density Viscosity (kg/m3) (kg/m s) 998.08 0.000979 Shell Water (C) (C) (kg/s) (W) ( C) (W/m2 C) (m2) (mm) (BWG) (mm) (m) 21 28 5.55 156311.418 2.46630346 1000 63.378826 546.6 3.7008 25.4 14 23.292 3.65 217.604432 995.71 0.000798 (same) Tube Water 30 24 6.47 156078.642

Reynolds Number Prandlt Number Nusselt Number Side Heat Transfer Coefficient Side Pressure Drop

7.01 (W/m2 C)


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The tubesheet thickness has no value or importance at this stage of process design It will be calculated and determined by the exchanger fabricator - not the process designer.

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1 tube pass countercurrent flow arrangement 1.25 triangular pitch layout 1 in. Tubesheet Thickness Stainless Steel as metal

exchanger fabricator - not the process designer.

This is ridiculous information on an engineering calculation. Use significant figures and avoid mistakes, confusion, etc.

This is not only a ridiculous number, it is the wrong answer because it is based on the transfer area - and not on the hydraulic requirements that fix the inside heat transfer coefficient - such as the velocity inside the tubes. That is why you must use engineering common sense and plan the calculation procedure to enable you to depend on a reasonable velocity and - therefore - a reasonable coeffient. If a true counter-current configuration is required than common sense should tell us that the tubes are either going to be much, much larger than 3.7 meters - or a different TEMA configuration is required , such as a BFM or multiple shells in series.

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