Heat Exchanger Construction

  • Krishna P. Singh
  • Alan I. Soler


A wide range of industries — pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, dairy, food, refrigeration, bio-chemical, fossil and nuclear power, etc. — utilize tubular heat exchangers. Exchangers have been given a variety of names depending on their heat transfer functions; viz. kettle reboiler, condenser, thermosiphon reboiler, regenerator, recuperator, blow-down heat exchanger, heating element, and so on. These names serve to identify the heat transfer function of the hardware, and in many cases, also conjure up the image of the shape and appearance of the unit. In most instances, thermal design considerations dictate the external appearance of the unit. Rating engineers recognize that boiling, partial or total condensation, highly viscous flows, etc., are considerations which may profoundly affect the desirable shape of the heat exchanger. Books covering thermal design of heat exchangers must labor through the maze of heat transfer conditions which might exist in an operating unit. The picture from the mechanical design viewpoint, however, is far more unified.


Heat Exchanger Mechanical Design Tube Bundle Impingement Plate Expansion Joint 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krishna P. Singh
    • 1
  • Alan I. Soler
    • 2
  1. 1.Joseph Oat CorporationCamdenUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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