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ChemCAD preheater example
1 mole/sec of methane is used as fuel for a fired heater. If a stoichiometric amount of air is to be fed to the heater, compute 1. the necessary rate at which heat must be supplied to the air stream (in kW), and 2. the resulting temperature of the air/methane mixture prior to combusion if the air and methane both are available at 20o C and the air is to be preheated to 400o C. Approximate the composition of air as a 20/80 mixture of oxygen and nitrogen and the air and methane are available at 2 atm pressure.

ChemCAD implementation
1. Start the ChemCAD application; choose menu item File -> Save As... and save as a file on your computer's desktop. 2. In the Palette box, click on Heat Exchanges tab, then click on the Heat exchangers #1 symbol. Once the unit is selected, click on a point in the work space where you want the unit placed. Right clicking will unselect the heat exchanger. 3. Then place, by selecting from the main palette (clicking on All Unit Ops returns all process unit icons), the Feed and Product arrows. Place the 2 feed and 1 product arrows accordingly near the heat exchanger. 4. Click on the Piping and flow tab and add a mixer between the heat
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isr. one feed arrow to the heat exchanger inlet. examine the heat exchanger duty and stream temperatures on the flowsheet. From the solution report obtained from Report -> Consolidated Report click on the Generate button. blue dots represent equipment feed streams and red dots represent equipment outlet streams. A.. click OK. Adomaitis of the University of Maryland.to make that change. respectively. Select Thermophysical -> Select Components and add methane (2). the other feed arrow to another mixer inlet. set the correct feed temperature and pressure and the methane flow to 1 mol/s. 5.umd. From the main menu.18/3/2014 ChemCAD tutorials exchanger and product arrow. 2012. Click OK until you are through all of the menus that subsequently appear. After making these choices. While still in Piping and flow. click on the Options and References tab and change Component Flows to mole fractions. if any. the mixer outlet to the product arrow. 11. select Run -> Run All. the heat exchanger outlet to one mixer inlet. 3. Created and maintained by R. set the correct feed temperature and pressure and the oxygen and nitrogen flows to 2 and 8 mol/s. click on the Stream icon (first row.edu/Labs/CACSE/A-Team/ChemCAD/tutorials/preheat. 13. temperature to C. first column) and use this to connect 1. set the outlet temperature to 400o C and 0 pressure drop.html 2/2 . Component flows should be mole fractions . Double-click on the heat exchanger. enthalpy to kJ. 12. 7. and time to sec. 10. nitrogen (46) and oxygen (47). correct errors. 8. Using the mouse. Change pressure to atmospheres. 2. Double-click on the other input stream arrow (connected to the mixer). http://www. Choose menu item Format -> Engineering Units to select Formal SI units for this problem. 9. 6. In all cases. Double-click on the input stream arrow connected to the heat exchanger. 4.

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