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Heat Exchanger Equipment

Thermal Design Practice

Capable to review the thermal calculation sheet from vendor and or process dept with comprehensive factor consideration.
Thermal & Mechanical performance Cost point of view Maintenance point of view

Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger

Heat Transfer Fundamental

LMTD = (T1 T2)/(ln(T1/ T2) T1 = T1(in) T1(out) T2 = T2(in) T2(out)

Heat Transfer Fundamental

Energy & Mass Balance
Q = Enthalpy out enthalpy in (Qh=Qc) Q = W Cp (Ti-To) (single phase) Q = W (Latent (i) Latent (o)) two phase

Total Mass (in) = Total Mass (out)

Heat Transfer Fundamental

Flow Category
Laminar Transition Turbulence

Heat Transfer Fundamental

Heat Transfer Category
Conduction Convection Radiation ??

Heat Transfer Fundamental

Thickness Surface Shape

Heat transfer coefficient

Flow type Velocity of flow

Material specification

Heat Transfer Fundamental

Resident Time
Represented by heat transfer area provided. Resident time most applicable for heat transfer for solid particle

Basic Knowledge
International Code

Engineering Practice Design Manual Journal

Summarize Client Spec

ITB/ITT, Project Spec MOM Technical Clarification

Specific Client Requirement

Maintenance point of view Fouling Factor Plot plan/ Space Limitation
Stack vessel allowed? Transportation limitation? Etc.

Preference Tube Size (tube diameter, tube pitch) Preference cleaning Method
Mechanical Cleaning Chemical cleaning

Specific Client Requirement (contd)

Design Margin Corrosion Allowance Material Spec requirement (HIC, SOHIC, resist, etc) ASME code stamp requirement FEA analysis for process nozzle and or cyclic and excessive load. Minimum tube thickness (range 10 18 BWG)

Specific Process Reqmt/Data

Thermosiphon Elevation refer to the vessel for reboiler

Process data sheet Heat & Mass balance

Process Data Completeness

Fluid properties Heat curve phase change Boiling point temperature

Mechanical Design Reqmt

Setting Plan (nozzle and saddle location, tubesheet thickness) Design pressure/temp.,
To decide shellside or tubeside location of fluid

Determine TEMA type of HE Maintenance planning

Fluid Allocation Shellside/Tubeside

Fluid pressure/temperature Tubeside for higher pressure (in general, if there is no specific requirement) for economic reason Corrosion Corrosive fluid at tubeside

Fluid Allocation Shellside/Tubeside (contd)

Fouling factor/cleaning method
High fouling fluid preferably placed on tubeside for easy mechanical cleaning. If chemical cleaning will be applied no preferable (either tubeside or shellside). If mechanical cleaning will be applied straight tube in horizontal orientation are preferred. If hydraulic cleaning to be applied on shellside, a large pitch of tube must be used increase shellside Removable tube bundle to be chose take care for loosening of tube joint Finned tube should not be used for fouling fluid at shellside

Fluid Allocation Shellside/Tubeside (contd)

Fluid Viscosity high viscous fluid at shellside when turbulence flow could be induced. For laminar flow more viscous should be on shellside. Pressure drop to utilize maximum allowable pressure drop (both shellside/tubeside) for more increase heat transfer coefficient

Some other constraint to allocate the fluid (shellside/tubeside)

Low max pressure drop the fluid at tubeside (velocity could be optimize at tube side rather than shellside) High maximum pressure drop the fluid at tubeside. Maximize the tube passes. For maximum heat transfer with no pressure drop constraint the fluid at shellside (increase the fluid velocity w/ smaller shell diameter)

Geometry Parameter
Shell type TEMA
E no temperature cross F temp cross is unavoidable and space is limited (available with removable/fixed longitudinal baffle
Common problem for removable long baffle: fluid leakage

G, H, J, & X if low pressure drop is desired

Baffle seal

Geometry Parameter (contd)

Tube geometry
Plain Finned Longitudinal finned tube Tube diameter

Geometry Parameter (contd)

Tube field lay out
30o , 60o , 45o , 90o mostly for fluid with high fouling factor fluid (for easy cleaning) Tube pitch ratio 1.25 to 1.5 of outside tube diameter

Tube lay out

Geometry Parameter (contd)

Tube bundle type
Fixed U tube Floating head

Geometry Parameter (contd)

Baffle type
Single Segmental Double segmental Disc and Doughnut Multisegmental NTIW Support plate for tube vibration problem Baffle cut : 20% - 30% Horizontal baffle cut: for sensible heat transfer (cooler/heater) Vertical baffle cut: for latent heat transfer (some phase change)

Geometry Parameter (contd)

Tube diameter,
for practical limit is the requirement for chemical cleaning of tubes min. in for straight tubes and 1 in for U-tubes 5/8, , 3/8, inch - for clean stream or chemical cleaning applied - improvement in heat transfer performance.

Geometry Parameter (contd)

Tube length
Preferred tube length 8ft, 12 ft, 16ft, 20ft. Other length could be considered if delivery and handling are not a major issue

TEMA Limitation
TEMA limitation:
Maximum shell ID: 60 in Max. Design Pressure: 3000 psi Or nominal tube diameter (in) multiplied by the design pressure (psi): max. 60,000

Other components (shellside)

Some part below are significantly affect to thermal and mechanical design:
Tie rod and spacer are used to retain all baffles and tube support plates securely in position. Sealing strip and dummy tubes to prevent excessive bypassing flow around or trough tube bundle Sealing strip usually used for removable bundle with bundle-to-shell clearance more than 1 in Impingement plate to prevent suspended solid or two phase mixtures from impinging on the tubes to cause damage by erosion.

Baffle Application
Single segmental (horizontal cut) for no phase change. Heating and cooling. Single segmental (vertical cut) for vaporization and condensing (allows vapor-liquid disengagement) Double segmental (horizontal cut) same as single segmental but for lower pressure drop requirement Double segmental (vertical cut) same as single segmental but for lower pressure drop requirement

Design Limitation Factor

Heat transfer coefficient Pressure drop
Most common remedial action for this limitation by combination of:
Use double or multisegmental baffle Apply shell type J or X Decrease tube length Increase tube pitch Change tube layout pattern

Design Limitation Factor (contd)

Temperature driving force Temperature cross?

Fouling Factor
Particulate Fouling (gravitation, sedimentation) Precipitation Fouling (pengendapan bahan terlarut) Chemical reaction fouling (deposite due to chemical reaction) Corrosion fouling Biological fouling Solidification fouling (such as ice for subcooled, salt) In general, fouling problem mostly significant affect to pressure drop increasing rather than the thermal resistance.

Operating Variable affect to Fouling

Flow velocity Surface temperature affect to most fouling process such crystallization and chemical reaction Bulk-fluid temperature affect to rate of reaction and crystallization MoC possible catalytic action and corrosion (the greatest effect to initiating of fouling) Surface Roughness, size and density of cavities will affect crystalline nucleation, sedimentation, and adherence tendency of deposit (the greatest effect to initiating of fouling)

Flow induced Vibration

Evident of vibration (existing STHE) if:
Mechanical failure due to metal fatigue, collision, baffle damage, tube joint failure at tubesheet. Excessive noise Excessive shellside pressure drop

Factor of Flow induced vibration

Flow rate. Tube and baffle material Unsuppoarted tube span Tube field lay out, shell-diameter Inlet/outlet configuration

Flow induced Vibration

Evident of vibration (existing STHE) if:
Mechanical failure due to metal fatigue, collision, baffle damage, tube joint failure at tubesheet. Excessive noise Excessive shellside pressure drop

Updated Anti-Vibration

How to reduce vibration (during design)

Reduce velocity at shellside and tubeside entering. Impingement plate will be reqd if V2 exceed:
For non-abrasive, single phase fluid: 1500 (2232 SI unit) Other liquid including a liquid at its boiling point: 500 (744) For all gases and vapors impingement protection is required

Change tube layout (30o , 60o , 45o , 90o) Change baffle spacing Change baffle type and or add detuning baffles Use special design of baffle such as rod-baffle

Vapor-to-liquid ratio is critical to the operation of reboiler (usually 5 to 35% vapor) Vertical Thermosiphon
Tube length will be depend on amount of recirculation and available static head. Shorter tubes for available static head too small inch tube diameter are preferred for medium pressure service and clean service for economic reason (exchanger cost low) Larger tube diameter usually for vacuum services and or high viscosity fluid.

Logic Diagram Thermal Design

Thermal Design Calc

Check List

Review Process Data Sheet

Make sure latest data is referred (to check if there any data has been amended Is data sensible? To check if correct TEMA type specified Any process special requirement?
Phase fluid changing (condensation, evaporation, boiling) If fluid phase is changing, ensure required fluid properties is available for the multiphase/phase changing is available.

Heat and Mass balance? Is there any Overcapacity/oversurface required? Is there any alternative condition to be considered?
Case A, Case B,

Is there any unusual design feature/problems

Check Properties/Heat Curve

Review clients properties if given

Check Final Computer Run (Vendor Thermal Rating Result)

Has correct program/option been used? Ensure process data (flows, temps, fouling properties, density, viscosity, specific heat, thermal conductivity, Check geometry data (tube gauge, tube material, nozzle diameter, tube pitch, tube layout angle, etc. If high tube design pressure with S type, check if T type required. Does design conform to client limit Is alternative tube type allowed such as low finned tube, or longitudinal type tube allowed) Is output satisfactory? Pressure drop, duty, velocities, stream analysis, etc

Vibration Check
Vibration Check
Is vibration analysis satisfactory? Bundle entry/exit conditions checked To check calculation vibration analysis at first row of tube for more detail Check entrance/exit calculation spread sheet Consider impingement rods for large nozzles (18 or above) Check acoustic vibration prediction

Check Tube Count

Tube welding required? Has correct U-bend min dia been allowed for Duplex, Hastelloy, Titanium, Nickel alloys, etc. Has allowance been made in tube count for acoustic of longitudinal baffle?

F - Shell
Permitted by clients? Longitudinal baffle type
welded? Seal (lamiflex or Kempchen) required? Is shroud used?

Allowance made for physical and/or thermal leakage (if F/G factor < 0.9 consider insulated longitudinal baffle) Be alert if p > 5 psi or shell temp diff > 500oF

Hydrate / Fouling Formation

Is there a maximum or minimum surface temp?

Low Operating Pressure

Check vapor properties (density) have taken account of the calculated press drop. Request 2 isobaric curve if possible

Fixed Tuebsheet Design

Calculate metal wall temperature Any alternate condition for metal wall temp such as winter, turndown, failure of fluid, start-up, shutdown Process to identify) if these apply). Consider also Mech Design Temp. If different tube/shell matl: give min and max temp differential. Alert if differential pressure hydrotest between tubeside and shellside to be applied

Kettle Design/Thermosyphon
Space for recirculation Are nozzle position clearly defined? Ensure the low operating pressure has affect to static head Alert if piping is assumed or known (clearly defined) in datasheet

Check Thermal Datasheet

Check process and geometry data (ensure all necessary data is given such as seal strips, impingement plate, seal passlane, etc if required Do notes and drawing adequately reflect design? Check flow direction (hot-down, cold-up) Ensure if any requirement of technical specification be included (such as tube to tubesheet welding, hydrogen or H2S service, etc)

Check Thermal Datasheet (contd)

Check design pressure (DP) and design temp (DT) are correct and ensure if Full Vacuum, diff pressure required, etc) Ensure unusual aspect feature (if reqd) are define correctly such as connection of shell in series, special support plates, essential vents, annular distribution baffles, etc. Mechanical design code were specified ASME, PD5500, TEMA, PED (European Pressure Equipment Directive). Code stamped requirement?

Good exercise
How to do tube-to-tubesheet leak test at floating tubesheet (T-type)?