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Heat Exchanger Sizing Calculations This is rid

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Heat Exchanger Type Shell Tube

Fluid Water Water


Inlet Temperature (C) 21 30
Outlet Temperature (C) 28 24
Flow Rate (kg/s) 5.55 6.47

Duty (W) 156311.4179 (same) 156078.6423

Log Mean Temp Difference ( C) 2.466303462


Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient (W/m2 C) 1000
Preliminary Heat Transfer Area (m2) 63.37882595

Outside Diameter (mm) 546.6 25.4


Thickness (BWG) - 14
Inside Diameter (mm) - 23.292
Length (m) 3.7008 3.65

Number of Tubes 217.6044318

Density (kg/m3) 998.08 995.71


Viscosity (kg/m s) 0.000979 0.000798

Reynolds Number
Prandlt Number 7.01 5.43
Nusselt Number
Side Heat Transfer Coefficient (W/m2 C)
Side Pressure Drop

Yellow fields are input The tubesheet thickness has no value or


importance at this stage of process design. I
Red fields are results will be calculated and determined by the
exchanger fabricator - not the process
Assumptions designer.
The tubesheet thickness has no value or
importance at this stage of process design. I
will be calculated and determined by the
exchanger fabricator - not the process
designer.
1. 1 tube pass countercurrent flow arrangement
2. 1.25 triangular pitch layout
3. 1 in. Tubesheet Thickness
4. Stainless Steel as metal
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.

ickness has no value or


s stage of process design. It
and determined by the
ator - not the process
ickness has no value or
s stage of process design. It
and determined by the
ator - not the process