Heat Exchanger

A heat exchanger is a piece of equipment built for efficient heat transfer from one medium to another. The media may be separated by a solid wall, so that they never mix, or they may be in direct contact. They are widely used in space heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, power plants, chemical plants, petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries, natural gas processing, and sewage treatment. The classic example of a heat exchanger is found in an internal combustion engine in which a circulating fluid known as engine coolant flows through radiator coils and air flows past the coils, which cools the coolant and heats the incoming air.

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A Model of A Simple Heat Exchanger
... A simple heat exchanger might be thought of as two straight pipes with fluid flow, which are thermally connected ... Let the pipes be of equal length L, carrying fluids with heat capacity (energy per unit mass per unit change in temperature) and let the mass flow rate of the fluids through the pipes be (mass ... Assume also that the only transfer of heat from a small volume of fluid in one pipe is to the fluid element in the other pipe at the same position ...
Shell And Tube Heat Exchanger
... A shell and tube heat exchanger is a class of heat exchanger designs ... It is the most common type of heat exchanger in oil refineries and other large chemical processes, and is suited for higher-pressure applications ... As its name implies, this type of heat exchanger consists of a shell (a large pressure vessel) with a bundle of tubes inside it ...
Autoclave (industrial) - Design and Construction - Heating
... Introducing heat into the working chamber can be done in a variety of ways ... the easiest and least costly initially is electric heat ... temperatures and provides greater assurance of attaining required heat-up rates ...
Concentric Tube Heat Exchanger - See Also
... Heat transfer Heat exchanger Shell and tube heat exchanger Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger NTU method ...
Radiator (heating) - Types - Fan Assisted Heat Exchanger
... A fan-assisted radiator contains a heat exchanger fed by hot water from the heating system ... A thermostatic switch energises an electric fan which blows air over the heat exchanger to circulate it in a room ... Its advantages are small relative size and even distribution of heat ...

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    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

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