Sample records for alloy heat exchanger

  1. Properties of Alloy 617 for Heat Exchanger Design

    Wright, Richard Neil [Idaho National Laboratory; Carroll, Laura Jill [Idaho National Laboratory; Benz, Julian Karl [Idaho National Laboratory; Wright, Julie Knibloe [Idaho National Laboratory; Lillo, Thomas Martin [Idaho National Laboratory; Lybeck, Nancy Jean [Idaho National Laboratory


    Abstract – Alloy 617 is among the primary candidates for very high temperature reactor heat exchangers anticipated for use up to 950ºC. Elevated temperature properties of this alloy and the mechanisms responsible for the observed tensile, creep and creep-fatigue behavior have been characterized over a wide range of test temperatures up to 1000ºC. Properties from the current experimental program have been combined with archival information from previous VHTR research to provide large data sets for many heats of material, product forms, and weldments. The combined data have been analyzed to determine conservative values of yield and tensile strength, strain rate sensitivity, creep-rupture behavior, fatigue and creep- fatigue properties that can be used for engineering design of reactor components. Phenomenological models have been developed to bound the regions over which the engineering properties are well known or can be confidently extrapolated for use in design.

  2. Importance of the passive film for long term reliability of copper alloy tubed heat exchanges

    Copper alloy tubed heat exchangers have been used for a number of years in heat exchangers cooled with seawater. In most cases tube degradation occurred due to destruction of an existing passive film due to pollutants in the seawater, microbiologically influenced corrosion, or as a result of erosion due to excessive water velocity through the tubes. Most installations of copper alloy tubed heat exchangers assume that a passive surface film will form readily during service providing corrosion protection and assuring long life, provided the above factors which have caused degradation are not present. This paper presents a case where because an adequate passive film was not able to form properly excessive wall degradation due to corrosion occurred requiring that the heat exchanger be retubed a number of times within a short period. This paper presents the events leading up to the frequent degradation of the heat exchanger leading up to the frequent degradation of the heat exchanger and the actions taken by the utility to diagnose and determine the most cost effective action to remedy the situation

  3. High temperature behavior of candidate VHTR heat exchanger alloys - HTR2008-58200

    Several nickel based solid solution alloys are under consideration for application in heat exchangers for very high temperature gas cooled reactors. The principal candidates being considered for this application by the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project are Inconel 617 and Haynes 230. While both of these alloys have an attractive combination of creep strength, fabricability, and oxidation resistance a good deal remains to be determined about their environmental resistance in the expected NGNP helium chemistry and their long term response to thermal aging. A series of experiments has been carried out in a He loop with controlled impurity chemistries within the range expected for the NGNP. The influence of oxygen partial pressure and carbon activity on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Alloys 617 and 230 has been characterized. A relatively simple phenomenological model of the environmental interaction for these alloys has been developed. (authors)

  4. Achievements of the US-France I-NERI program on heat exchanger alloys for HTR

    As part of the US Department of Energy bilateral I-NERI initiatives, a 3-year collaborative R and D program has been completed on high temperature nickel base alloys for heat exchangers (IHX) of Generation IV high temperature gas-cooled reactors, named HTR. INL for the US and CEA for France were the leading organizations. The scope was to gain data on the mechanical and corrosion behaviors of Alloy 617 and Alloy 230 in the range of service conditions expected for a high temperature IHX, specifically the temperature, the load and cycling, and the helium impurity content. Main objectives were to compare the performances of both materials and to improve understanding of their properties to help establish the design criteria in terms of: baseline mechanical properties; resistance to creep, fatigue and creep-fatigue; resistance to thermal aging, corrosion and embrittlement. This paper presents the main achievements of that concerted R and D program. (author)

  5. Heat exchanger

    A heat exchanger having primary and secondary conduits in heat-exchanging relationship is described comprising: at least one serpentine tube having parallel sections connected by reverse bends, the serpentine tube constituting one of the conduits; a group of open-ended tubes disposed adjacent to the parallel sections, the open-ended tubes constituting the other of the conduits, and forming a continuous mass of contacting tubes extending between and surrounding the serpentine tube sections; and means securing the mass of tubes together to form a predetermined cross-section of the entirety of the mass of open-ended tubes and tube sections

  6. Heat exchanger

    A heat exchanger of the straight tube type is described in which different rates of thermal expansion between the straight tubes and the supply pipes furnishing fluid to those tubes do not result in tube failures. The supply pipes each contain a section which is of helical configuration

  7. The Influence of Silicon Content on Recrystallization of Twin-Roll Cast Aluminum Alloys for Heat Exchangers

    Poková, Michaela; Cieslar, Miroslav; Lacaze, Jacques


    International audience Thin foils of aluminum alloys are commonly used in automotive industry for manufacturing heat exchangers. Use of twin-roll casting instead of direct-chill casting requires modifications in the manufacturing process and use of improved materials. In the present study, the evolution in microstructure and mechanical properties during isochronal annealing of two AW3003-based alloys differing in silicon content was monitored. The silicon influenced both the microhardness ...

  8. Solid State Joining of High Temperature Alloy Tubes for USC and Heat-Exchanger Systems

    Bimal Kad


    The principal objective of this project was to develop materials enabling joining technologies for use in forward looking heat-exchanger fabrication in Brayton cycle HIPPS, IGCC, FutureGen concepts capable of operating at temperatures in excess of 1000{degree}C as well as conventional technology upgrades via Ultra Super-Critical (USC) Rankine-cycle boilers capable of operating at 760{degree}C (1400F)/38.5MPa (5500psi) steam, while still using coal as the principal fossil fuel. The underlying mission in Rankine, Brayton or Brayton-Rankine, or IGCC combined cycle heat engine is a steady quest to improving operating efficiency while mitigating global environmental concerns. There has been a progressive move to higher overall cycle efficiencies, and in the case of fossil fuels this has accelerated recently in part because of concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, notably CO{sub 2}. For a heat engine, the overall efficiency is closely related to the difference between the highest temperature in the cycle and the lowest temperature. In most cases, efficiency gains are prompted by an increase in the high temperature, and this in turn has led to increasing demands on the materials of construction used in the high temperature end of the systems. Our migration to new advanced Ni-base and Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) alloys poses significant fabrication challenges, as these materials are not readily weldable or the weld performs poorly in the high temperature creep regime. Thus the joining challenge is two-fold to a) devise appropriate joining methodologies for similar/dissimilar Ni-base and ODS alloys while b) preserving the near baseline creep performance in the welded region. Our program focus is on solid state joining of similar and dissimilar metals/alloys for heat exchanger components currently under consideration for the USC, HIPPS and IGCC power systems. The emphasis is to manipulate the joining methods and variables available to optimize joint creep

  9. Heat Exchanger

    A liquid metal heated tube and shell heat exchanger where straight tubes extend between upper and lower tube sheets. In order to prevent thermal stress problems, one tube sheet is fixed to the shell, and the other tube sheet is sealed to the shell by means of a flexible bellows. In the event of a catastrophic bellows failure, a housing that utilizes a packing gland sliding seal is used to enclose and back-up the bellows. Also, a key and slot arrangement is provided for preventing relative rotation between the shell and tube sheet which could damage the bellows and cause failure thereof. This exchanger is seen to be of use in sodium cooled reactors between the liquid sodium circuit on the steam generator

  10. Segmented heat exchanger

    Baldwin, Darryl Dean; Willi, Martin Leo; Fiveland, Scott Byron; Timmons, Kristine Ann


    A segmented heat exchanger system for transferring heat energy from an exhaust fluid to a working fluid. The heat exchanger system may include a first heat exchanger for receiving incoming working fluid and the exhaust fluid. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the first heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration. In addition, the heat exchanger system may include a second heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the first heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from a third heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the second heat exchanger in a counter flow configuration. Furthermore, the heat exchanger system may include a third heat exchanger for receiving working fluid from the second heat exchanger and exhaust fluid from the first heat exchanger. The working fluid and exhaust fluid may travel through at least a portion of the third heat exchanger in a parallel flow configuration.

  11. Externally fired gas turbine cycles with high temperature heat exchangers utilising Fe-based ODS alloy tubing

    This work is part of the BRITE / EuRAM Project 'Development of Torsional Grain Structures to Improve Biaxial Creep Performance of Fe-based ODS Alloy Tubing for Biomass Power Plant'. The main goal of this project is to heat exchanger tubes working at 1100 oC and above. The paper deals with design implications of a biomass power plant, using an indirectly fired gas turbine with a high temperature heat exchanger containing Fe-based ODS alloy tubing. In the current heat exchanger design, ODS alloy tubing is used in a radiant section, using a bayonet type tube arrangement. This enables the use of straight sections of ODS tubing and reduces the amount of material required. In order to assess the potential of the power plant system, thermodynamic calculations have been conducted. Both co-generation and condensing applications are studied and results so far indicate that the electrical efficiency is high, compared to values reached by conventional steam cycle power plants of the same size (approx. 5 MWe). (author)

  12. Iodide titanium - perspective material for shape memory alloys and hydrogen-resistant alloys for heat-exchange equipment of nuclear power installations

    The work presents the results of investigations aimed at assessment of furnace charge materials impact on stoichiometry of shape memory alloy (TH1 grade) on the basis of nickelide titanium. It is shown that highly pure iodide titanium of TI grade and electrolytic nickel of H-0 grade are the most appropriate precursors for generation of nickelide titanium with fixed temperature of shape recovery. Iodide titanium, if used as furnace charge component in the process of melting of hydrogen-resistant α-alloys for heat-exchange equipment of nuclear power installations, will contribute to the increase of major devices service life.

  13. Evaluation of mechanical properties of the alloy NiCr22Co12Mo (Alloy 617) for heat exchanging components of HTGRs

    The HTR-materials program in Germany has been directed towards the qualification of high temperature alloys for heat exchanging components of advanced nuclear process heat plants. From the available conventional alloys, the nickel-base alloy NiCr22Co12Mo (Alloy 617) has been selected for the highest working temperatures. With respect to the design of intermediate heat exchanger and methane reformer tubes long term properties for different semifinished products and weldments of this material have been determined. The experimental work included creep and creep rupture tests, fatigue and creep/fatigue tests and short term mechanical tests after thermal ageing. With regard to the development of fracture mechanics criteria for leak before break argumentations, additional creep and fatigue crack growth experiments have been carried out. Typical examples of the data obtained will be presented. The implementation of the data in the derivation of design curves and the formulation of design rules will be shown. (author). 17 figs, 1 tab

  14. Hybrid Heat Exchangers

    Tu, Jianping Gene; Shih, Wei


    A hybrid light-weight heat exchanger concept has been developed that uses high-conductivity carbon-carbon (C-C) composites as the heat-transfer fins and uses conventional high-temperature metals, such as Inconel, nickel, and titanium as the parting sheets to meet leakage and structural requirements. In order to maximize thermal conductivity, the majority of carbon fiber is aligned in the fin direction resulting in 300 W/m.K or higher conductivity in the fin directions. As a result of this fiber orientation, the coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of the C-C composite in both non-fiber directions matches well with the CTE of various high-temperature metal alloys. This allows the joining of fins and parting sheets by using high-temperature braze alloys.

  15. The Gravitational Heat Exchanger

    De Aquino, Fran


    The heat exchangers are present in many sectors of the economy. They are widely used in Refrigerators, Air-conditioners, Engines, Refineries, etc. Here we show a heat exchanger that works based on the gravity control. This type of heat exchanger can be much more economic than the conventional heat exchangers.

  16. Solid-state Diffusion Bonding of Candidate Fe-base and Ni-base Alloys for the Application of S-CO2 Cycle Heat Exchanger

    To achieve efficient heat transfer, compact type heat exchangers, such as printed circuit or plate fin type heat exchanger, are considered for intermediate heat exchangers (IHXs). Solid-state diffusion bonding (DB) is one of key issues for joining the thin metal sheets with flow passages that are either machined or photo-chemically etched. In this study, diffusion bonding was performed for the candidate Fe-base and Ni-base alloys. Tensile properties of the as-bonded were compared with the as-received and characteristics of the aged in high temperature S-CO2 environment were discussed. Studies on diffusion bonding of candidate alloys for the application of super-critical CO2 cycle were carried out. Strength ratios were close to 1 for Fe-base alloys (F91, SS 316H, and SS 347H), while those of Ni-base alloys (Alloy 600, Alloy 690) and Fe-Ni-Cr alloy (Incoloy 800HT) were somewhat decreased to about 0.8 due to the planar grain boundary and precipitates formed along the bond-line. After exposure in high temperature S-CO2 environment for 1000 h, mechanical properties were not changed substantially and the location of the failure was still in the gauge section away from the bond-line for most alloys. Thus, bond-line which plays a role as grain boundary is thought to have superior corrosion and carburization resistance comparable to that of parent matrix

  17. Heat exchanger design

    Loukota, Martin


    This bachelor thesis solves design of a heat exchanger for hot water boiler with gasification chamber for preheating the combustion air with the heat of the combustion products. Calculation values were experimentally measured. Thesis contains brief description of the shell and tube heat exchanger, stoichiometric combustion calculation, geometrical dimensions design of the heat exchanger, pressure loss and thermal performance calculation. It also includes drawings of the designed exchanger.

  18. Microplate Heat Exchanger Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — We propose a microplate heat exchanger for cryogenic cooling systems used for continuous flow distributed cooling systems, large focal plane arrays, multiple...

  19. Optimization of Heat Exchangers

    Ivan Catton


    The objective of this research is to develop tools to design and optimize heat exchangers (HE) and compact heat exchangers (CHE) for intermediate loop heat transport systems found in the very high temperature reator (VHTR) and other Generation IV designs by addressing heat transfer surface augmentation and conjugate modeling. To optimize heat exchanger, a fast running model must be created that will allow for multiple designs to be compared quickly. To model a heat exchanger, volume averaging theory, VAT, is used. VAT allows for the conservation of mass, momentum and energy to be solved for point by point in a 3 dimensional computer model of a heat exchanger. The end product of this project is a computer code that can predict an optimal configuration for a heat exchanger given only a few constraints (input fluids, size, cost, etc.). As VAT computer code can be used to model characteristics )pumping power, temperatures, and cost) of heat exchangers more quickly than traditional CFD or experiment, optimization of every geometric parameter simultaneously can be made. Using design of experiment, DOE and genetric algorithms, GE, to optimize the results of the computer code will improve heat exchanger disign.

  20. Nature's Heat Exchangers.

    Barnes, George


    Discusses the heat-transfer systems of different animals. Systems include heat conduction into the ground, heat transferred by convection, heat exchange in lizards, fish and polar animals, the carotid rete system, electromagnetic radiation from animals and people, and plant and animal fiber optics. (MDH)

  1. Heat exchangers: operation problems

    The main operation problems for heat exchangers are fouling, corrosion, vibrations and mechanical resistance. Fouling and corrosion lead to an over dimensioning, energy consumption increase, corroded pieces change, shutdown costs. Vibrations are taken in account during the dimensioning phase of the heat exchangers. Mechanical resistance problems are, for the classical ones, described in regulation texts. (A.B.). 5 figs., 4 tabs

  2. Microscale Regenerative Heat Exchanger

    Moran, Matthew E.; Stelter, Stephan; Stelter, Manfred


    The device described herein is designed primarily for use as a regenerative heat exchanger in a miniature Stirling engine or Stirling-cycle heat pump. A regenerative heat exchanger (sometimes called, simply, a "regenerator" in the Stirling-engine art) is basically a thermal capacitor: Its role in the Stirling cycle is to alternately accept heat from, then deliver heat to, an oscillating flow of a working fluid between compression and expansion volumes, without introducing an excessive pressure drop. These volumes are at different temperatures, and conduction of heat between these volumes is undesirable because it reduces the energy-conversion efficiency of the Stirling cycle.

  3. Support for heat exchangers

    The very large heat exchangers which are typical of many nuclear power plants place great demands on their supports. The support here described is for a vertical heat exchanger. A convex Lubrit plate allows a certain amount of transverse and rotational movement of the heat exhanger relative to the foundation. Taps engaging in the support surface of the heat exchanger and between the support box and the concrete foundation ensure that relative movement is restricted to those surfaces where it is intended. A steel box structure embedded in the concrete foundation dissipates heat transferred through the support system and avoids overheating the concrete. Horizontal stays support the heat exchanger against the concrete walls. (JIW)

  4. Heat exchanger design handbook

    Thulukkanam, Kuppan


    Completely revised and updated to reflect current advances in heat exchanger technology, Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, Second Edition includes enhanced figures and thermal effectiveness charts, tables, new chapter, and additional topics--all while keeping the qualities that made the first edition a centerpiece of information for practicing engineers, research, engineers, academicians, designers, and manufacturers involved in heat exchange between two or more fluids.See What's New in the Second Edition: Updated information on pressure vessel codes, manufacturer's association standards A new c

  5. Creep-resistant, cobalt-free alloys for high temperature, liquid-salt heat exchanger systems

    Holcomb, David E; Muralidharan, Govindarajan; Wilson, Dane F.


    An essentially Fe- and Co-free alloy is composed essentially of, in terms of weight percent: 6.0 to 7.5 Cr, 0 to 0.15 Al, 0.5 to 0.85 Mn, 11 to 19.5 Mo, 0.03 to 4.5 Ta, 0.01 to 9 W, 0.03 to 0.08 C, 0 to 1 Re, 0 to 1 Ru, 0 to 0.001 B, 0.0005 to 0.005 N, balance Ni, the alloy being characterized by, at C., a yield strength of at least 25 Ksi, a tensile strength of at least 38 Ksi, a creep rupture life at 12 Ksi of at least 25 hours, and a corrosion rate, expressed in weight loss [g/(cm.sup.2 sec)]10.sup.-11 during a 1000 hour immersion in liquid FLiNaK at C., in the range of 3 to 10.

  6. Probe Measures Fouling As In Heat Exchangers

    Marner, Wilbur J.; Macdavid, Kenton S.


    Combustion deposits reduce transfer of heat. Instrument measures fouling like that on gas side of heat exchanger in direct-fired boiler or heat-recovery system. Heat-flux probe includes tube with embedded meter in outer shell. Combustion gases flow over probe, and fouling accumulates on it, just as fouling would on heat exchanger. Embedded heat-flow meter is sandwich structure in which thin Chromel layers and middle alloy form thermopile. Users determine when fouling approaches unacceptable levels so they schedule cleaning and avoid decreased transfer of heat and increased drop in pressure fouling causes. Avoids cost of premature, unnecessary maintenance.

  7. Counterflow Regolith Heat Exchanger

    Zubrin, Robert; Jonscher, Peter


    A problem exists in reducing the total heating power required to extract oxygen from lunar regolith. All such processes require heating a great deal of soil, and the heat energy is wasted if it cannot be recycled from processed material back into new material. The counterflow regolith heat exchanger (CoRHE) is a device that transfers heat from hot regolith to cold regolith. The CoRHE is essentially a tube-in-tube heat exchanger with internal and external augers attached to the inner rotating tube to move the regolith. Hot regolith in the outer tube is moved in one direction by a right-hand - ed auger, and the cool regolith in the inner tube is moved in the opposite direction by a left-handed auger attached to the inside of the rotating tube. In this counterflow arrangement, a large fraction of the heat from the expended regolith is transferred to the new regolith. The spent regolith leaves the heat exchanger close to the temperature of the cold new regolith, and the new regolith is pre-heated close to the initial temperature of the spent regolith. Using the CoRHE can reduce the heating requirement of a lunar ISRU system by 80%, reducing the total power consumption by a factor of two. The unique feature of this system is that it allows for counterflow heat exchange to occur between solids, instead of liquids or gases, as is commonly done. In addition, in variants of this concept, the hydrogen reduction can be made to occur within the counterflow heat exchanger itself, enabling a simplified lunar ISRU (in situ resource utilization) system with excellent energy economy and continuous nonbatch mode operation.

  8. Chapter 11. Heat Exchangers

    Rafferty, Kevin D.; Culver, Gene


    Most geothermal fluids, because of their elevated temperature, contain a variety of dissolved chemicals. These chemicals are frequently corrosive toward standard materials of construction. As a result, it is advisable in most cases to isolate the geothermal fluid from the process to which heat is being transferred. The task of heat transfer from the geothermal fluid to a closed process loop is most often handled by a plate heat exchanger. The two most common types used in geothermal applications are: bolted and brazed. For smaller systems, in geothermal resource areas of a specific character, downhole heat exchangers (DHEs) provide a unique means of heat extraction. These devices eliminate the requirement for physical removal of fluid from the well. For this reason, DHE-based systems avoid entirely the environmental and practical problems associated with fluid disposal. Shell and tube heat exchangers play only a minor role in low-temperature, direct-use systems. These units have been in common use in industrial applications for many years and, as a result, are well understood. For these reasons, shell and tube heat exchangers will not be covered in this chapter.

  9. Heat exchanger restart evaluation

    Morrison, J.M.; Hirst, C.W.; Lentz, T.F.


    On December 24, 1991, the K-Reactor was in the shutdown mode with full AC process water flow and full cooling water flow. Safety rod testing was being performed as part of the power ascension testing program. The results of cooling water samples indicated tritium concentrations higher than allowable. Further sampling and testing confirmed a Process Water System to Cooling Water System leak in heat exchanger 4A (HX 4A). The heat exchanger was isolated and the plant shutdown. Heat exchanger 4A was removed from the plant and moved to C-Area prior to performing examinations and diagnostic testing. This included locating and identifying the leaking tube or tubes, eddy current examination of the leaking tube and a number of adjacent tubes, visually inspecting the leaking tube from both the inside as well as the area surrounding the identified tube. The leaking tube was removed and examined metallurgically to determine the failure mechanism. In addition ten other tubes that either exhibited eddy current indications or would represent a baseline condition were removed from heat exchanger 4A for metallurgical examination. Additional analysis and review of heat exchanger leakage history was performed to determine if there are any patterns which can be used for predictive purposes. Compensatory actions have been taken to improve the sensitivity and response time to any future events of this type. The results of these actions are summary herein.

  10. Heat exchanger restart evaluation

    Morrison, J.M.; Hirst, C.W.; Lentz, T.F.


    On December 24, 1991, the K-Reactor was in the shutdown mode with full AC process water flow and full cooling water flow. Safety rod testing was being performed as part of the power ascension testing program. The results of cooling water samples indicated tritium concentrations higher than allowable. Further sampling and testing confirmed a Process Water System to Cooling Water System leak in heat exchanger 4A (HX 4A). The heat exchanger was isolated and the plant shutdown. Heat exchanger 4A was removed from the plant and moved to C-Area prior to performing examinations and diagnostic testing. This included locating and identifying the leaking tube or tubes, eddy current examination of the leaking tube and a number of adjacent tubes, visually inspecting the leaking tube from both the inside as well as the area surrounding the identified tube. The leaking tube was removed and examined metallurgically to determine the failure mechanism. In addition ten other tubes that either exhibited eddy current indications or would represent a baseline condition were removed from heat exchanger 4A for metallurgical examination. Additional analysis and review of heat exchanger leakage history was performed to determine if there are any patterns which can be used for predictive purposes. Compensatory actions have been taken to improve the sensitivity and response time to any future events of this type. The results of these actions are summarized.

  11. Heat exchanger restart evaluation

    On December 24, 1991, the K-Reactor was in the shutdown mode with full AC process water flow and full cooling water flow. Safety rod testing was being performed as part of the power ascension testing program. The results of cooling water samples indicated tritium concentrations higher than allowable. Further sampling and testing confirmed a Process Water System to Cooling Water System leak in heat exchanger 4A (HX 4A). The heat exchanger was isolated and the plant shutdown. Heat exchanger 4A was removed from the plant and moved to C-Area prior to performing examinations and diagnostic testing. This included locating and identifying the leaking tube or tubes, eddy current examination of the leaking tube and a number of adjacent tubes, visually inspecting the leaking tube from both the inside as well as the area surrounding the identified tube. The leaking tube was removed and examined metallurgically to determine the failure mechanism. In addition ten other tubes that either exhibited eddy current indications or would represent a baseline condition were removed from heat exchanger 4A for metallurgical examination. Additional analysis and review of heat exchanger leakage history was performed to determine if there are any patterns which can be used for predictive purposes. Compensatory actions have been taken to improve the sensitivity and response time to any future events of this type. The results of these actions are summarized

  12. Microgravity condensing heat exchanger

    Thomas, Christopher M. (Inventor); Ma, Yonghui (Inventor); North, Andrew (Inventor); Weislogel, Mark M. (Inventor)


    A heat exchanger having a plurality of heat exchanging aluminum fins with hydrophilic condensing surfaces which are stacked and clamped between two cold plates. The cold plates are aligned radially along a plane extending through the axis of a cylindrical duct and hold the stacked and clamped portions of the heat exchanging fins along the axis of the cylindrical duct. The fins extend outwardly from the clamped portions along approximately radial planes. The spacing between fins is symmetric about the cold plates, and are somewhat more closely spaced as the angle they make with the cold plates approaches Passageways extend through the fins between vertex spaces which provide capillary storage and communicate with passageways formed in the stacked and clamped portions of the fins, which communicate with water drains connected to a pump externally to the duct. Water with no entrained air is drawn from the capillary spaces.

  13. Heat exchanger panel

    Warburton, Robert E. (Inventor); Cuva, William J. (Inventor)


    The present invention relates to a heat exchanger panel which has broad utility in high temperature environments. The heat exchanger panel has a first panel, a second panel, and at least one fluid containment device positioned intermediate the first and second panels. At least one of the first panel and the second panel have at least one feature on an interior surface to accommodate the at least one fluid containment device. In a preferred embodiment, each of the first and second panels is formed from a high conductivity, high temperature composite material. Also, in a preferred embodiment, the first and second panels are joined together by one or more composite fasteners.

  14. Heating uranium alloy billets

    Data were obtained for the surface heat transfer coefficient of uranium and the alloys of uranium-0.75 wt percent titanium, uranium-6 wt percent niobium, and uranium-7.5 wt percent niobium-2.5 wt percent zirconium. Samples were heated to 8500C in both a molten salt bath and an argon-purged air furnace, then the samples were cooled in air. Surface heat transfer coefficients were calculated from the experimental data for both heating and cooling of the metals. 4 fig, 4 tables

  15. Evaluation of High-Temperature Tensile Property of Diffusion Bond of Austenitic Alloys for S-CO2 Cycle Heat Exchangers

    To improve the inherent safety of the sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), the supercritical CO2 (S-CO2) Brayton cycle is being considered as an alternative power conversion system to steam the Rankine cycle. In the S-CO2 system, a PCHE (printed circuit heat exchanger) is being considered. In this type of heat exchangers, diffusion bonding is used for joining the thin plates. In this study, the diffusion bonding characteristics of various austenitic alloys were evaluated. The tensile properties were measured at temperatures starting from the room temperature up to 650℃. For the 316H and 347H types of stainless steel, the tensile ductility was well maintained up to 550℃. However, the Incoloy 800HT showed lower strength and ductility at all temperatures. The microstructure near the bond line was examined to understand the reason for the loss of ductility at high temperatures

  16. Heat exchanger vibration

    The heat exchangers of various types are common items of plant in the generation and transmission of electricity. The amount of attention given to the flow-induced vibrations of heat exchangers by designers is usually related to the operational history of similar items of plant. Consequently, if a particular design procedure yields items of plant which behave in a satisfactory manner during their operational life, there is little incentive to improve or refine the design procedure. On the other hand, failures of heat exchangers clearly indicate deficiencies in the design procedures or in the data available to the designer. When such failures are attributable to flow-induced vibrations, the identification of the mechanisms involved is a prime importance. Ideally, basic research work provides the background understanding and the techniques necessary to be able to identify the important mechanisms. In practice, the investigation of a flow-induced vibration problem may identify the presence of mechanisms but may not be able to quantify their effects adequately. In these circumstances the need for additional work is established and the objectives of the research programme emerge. The purpose of this paper is to outline the background to the current research programme at C.E.R.L. on heat exchanger vibration

  17. Tubular heat exchanger

    The invention concerns a heat exchanger of which the tubes, placed in a long casing, cross the casing cover in a sealed manner. These tubes are fixed to the tube plate forming this cover or to the branch tubes it comprises by means of compression joints. These joints make it possible to do away with welds that are sources of defects and to improve the operational safety of the apparatus. An advantageous form of the heat exchanger under the invention includes a manifold for each thermal exchange fluid, and one end of each tube is connected to this manifold by a pipe that is itself connected to the tube by a threaded connection. The latter provides for easy disconnection of the pipe in order to introduce a probe for inspecting the state of the tubes

  18. Selection of materials for heat exchangers

    This paper provides a frame work for selecting heat exchangers materials especially those used in nuclear power plants. Typical examples of materials selection for heat exchanger tubing of nuclear power plants and condensers are presented. The paper brings out also, the importance of continued intensive R and D in materials in order to enhance the reliability and reduce cost by improving upon the existing materials by minor additions of alloying elements or new materials. The properties of Cr- Mo - alloys with minor additions of W, V, Nb and N are discussed in view of their use at elevated temperatures in the power industry. These alloys were found to provide considerable operation flexibility due to their low expansion coefficient and high thermal conductivity in comparison with the austenitic stainless steels. Also, the Ni base alloy Inconel 617. Could be selected for his excellent combination of creep and hot corrosion resistance up to a temperature of a 50 degree C. 2 figs., 7 tabs

  19. Heat exchanger with removable orifice

    A nuclear reactor steam generator heat exchanger is described which has orifices in the entrance openings of the heat exchange tubes which, although securely fastened to the tubes, can be easily removed by remote handling equipment. (U.K.)

  20. Membrane Based Heat Exchanger

    Aarnes, Sofie Marie


    Reduction of the energy used to acclimatise buildings is a huge challenge simultaneously with the implementation of air tight low energy buildings. In residential buildings with several living units centralised air handling units are the most energy efficient system. However, in a centralised system there is important to avoid leakages of pollutions between the exhaust air and the supply air. This leads to that flat plate heat exchangers are used instead of the more energy efficient rotary he...

  1. Heat exchanger tube tool

    Certain types of heat-exchangers have tubes opening through a tube sheet to a manifold having an access opening offset from alignment with the tube ends. A tool for inserting a device, such as for inspection or repair, is provided for use in such instances. The tool is formed by a flexible guide tube insertable through the access opening and having an inner end provided with a connector for connection with the opening of the tube in which the device is to be inserted, and an outer end which remains outside of the chamber, the guide tube having adequate length for this arrangement. A flexible transport hose for internally transporting the device slides inside of the guide tube. This hose is long enough to slide through the guide tube, into the heat-exchanger tube, and through the latter to the extent required for the use of the device. The guide tube must be bent to reach the end of the heat-exchanger tube and the latter may be constructed with a bend, the hose carrying anit-friction elements at interspaced locations along its length to make it possible for the hose to negotiate such bends while sliding to the location where the use of the device is required

  2. Evaluation on materials performance of Hastelloy Alloy XR for HTTR uses-6. Tensile and creep properties of heat exchanger tube base materials and its welded-joints

    Tensile and creep properties of heat exchanger tube base materials and its welded-joints were investigated as a series of evaluation tests on Hastelloy Alloy XR heat exchanger tube and filler metal for the High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) components. As for tensile properties after thermal aging of base materials and welded joints, ductility was remarkably reduced at room temperature while it was raised at 950degC. On creep properties, the difference between base materials and welded joints in creep rupture strength was relatively small. Creep rupture elongation tended to decrease with increasing rupture time, and rupture elongation of welded joint had a tendency to be lower than that of base material. On the other hand, a comparison of plate with tube on high temperature tensile ductility after thermal aging was found to be higher in tube than in plate while its difference was slight at room temperature. As for creep properties, base materials and welded joints of tube had a tendency to be slightly shorter in rupture time at lower stress and long terms than those of plate. However, it is concluded that this is not problematic in practical uses from the fact that the rupture time in tube is comparable or greater than that of Hastelloy Alloy XR master curve and that it is much longer than that of design creep rupture strength =SR=. (author)

  3. Plate heat exchanger

    The plate exchanger described includes a series of individual modules joined together, communicating in pairs to delimit two flow circuits separated by two fluids mutually exchanging calories. Each module includes at least one flat frame around a central cavity, at least two apertures made in the frame respectively for the inlet and oulet of the fluids crossing the cavity and at least one opening in the frame for the fluids to pass to a neighbouring module. The frames of the modules form a stack plane upon plane and are isolated by a thin leak-tight sheet parallel to the plane of the frames and separating the fluid substances in two superimposed frames. The heat transfer between these fluids occurs through this thin sheet from one module to the next in the stack

  4. Compact cryocooler heat exchangers

    Compact heat exchangers are subject to different constraints as a room temperature gas is cooled down by a cold stream returning from a JT valve (or a similar cryoprocess component). In particular, the optimization of exchangers for liquid helium systems has to cover a wide range in temperature and density of the fluid. In the present work we address the following thermodynamic questions: 1. The optimization of intermediate temperatures which optimize stage operation (a stage is assumed to have a constant cross section); 2. The optimum temperature difference available for best overall economic performance values. The results are viewed in the context of porous media concepts applied to rather low speeds of fluid flow in narrow passages. In this paper examples of fluid/solid constraints imposed in this non-classical low temperature area are presented


    Podobeková, Veronika; Peráčková, Jana


    The article discusses utilization of heat from waste water in sewage. During the year, temperature of water in sewage ranges between 10 °C and 20 °C and the heat from sewage could be used for heating, cooling and hot water preparation in building. The heat is extracted through a transfer surface area of the heat exchanger into the heat pump, which is able to utilize the low–potential energy. Different design and types of the heat exchangers in sewage are dealt with: heat exchangers embedded i...

  6. Fault-Tolerant Heat Exchanger

    Izenson, Michael G.; Crowley, Christopher J.


    A compact, lightweight heat exchanger has been designed to be fault-tolerant in the sense that a single-point leak would not cause mixing of heat-transfer fluids. This particular heat exchanger is intended to be part of the temperature-regulation system for habitable modules of the International Space Station and to function with water and ammonia as the heat-transfer fluids. The basic fault-tolerant design is adaptable to other heat-transfer fluids and heat exchangers for applications in which mixing of heat-transfer fluids would pose toxic, explosive, or other hazards: Examples could include fuel/air heat exchangers for thermal management on aircraft, process heat exchangers in the cryogenic industry, and heat exchangers used in chemical processing. The reason this heat exchanger can tolerate a single-point leak is that the heat-transfer fluids are everywhere separated by a vented volume and at least two seals. The combination of fault tolerance, compactness, and light weight is implemented in a unique heat-exchanger core configuration: Each fluid passage is entirely surrounded by a vented region bridged by solid structures through which heat is conducted between the fluids. Precise, proprietary fabrication techniques make it possible to manufacture the vented regions and heat-conducting structures with very small dimensions to obtain a very large coefficient of heat transfer between the two fluids. A large heat-transfer coefficient favors compact design by making it possible to use a relatively small core for a given heat-transfer rate. Calculations and experiments have shown that in most respects, the fault-tolerant heat exchanger can be expected to equal or exceed the performance of the non-fault-tolerant heat exchanger that it is intended to supplant (see table). The only significant disadvantages are a slight weight penalty and a small decrease in the mass-specific heat transfer.

  7. Counterflow Regolith Heat Exchanger Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The counterflow regolith heat exchanger (CoRHE) is a device that transfers heat from hot regolith to cold regolith. The CoRHE is essentially a tube-in-tube heat...

  8. Heat exchanger performance monitoring guidelines

    Fouling can occur in many heat exchanger applications in a way that impedes heat transfer and fluid flow and reduces the heat transfer or performance capability of the heat exchanger. Fouling may be significant for heat exchanger surfaces and flow paths in contact with plant service water. This report presents guidelines for performance monitoring of heat exchangers subject to fouling. Guidelines include selection of heat exchangers to monitor based on system function, safety function and system configuration. Five monitoring methods are discussed: the heat transfer, temperature monitoring, temperature effectiveness, delta P and periodic maintenance methods. Guidelines are included for selecting the appropriate monitoring methods and for implementing the selected methods. The report also includes a bibliography, example calculations, and technical notes applicable to the heat transfer method

  9. Plate heat exchanger

    In a plate heat exchanger required to handle corrosive, toxic or radioactive fluids, wherein each plate has a peripheral recess or like formation adapted for receiving an elastomeric gasket, the plates are welded together in pairs by the method comprising the steps of inserting into the gasket recess of a first plate of said pair a metal packing piece and welding the second place (e.g. by a laser or electron beam weld running along the base of the recess) superimposing a second plate on to the first in contact with the packing piece and welding the second plate to the packing piece (e.g. by a laser or electron beam weld). The packing piece may be of hollow or solid cross section and is preferably of the same material (e.g. titanium or stainless steel) as the plates. In use a service fluid in heat exchange with the said corrosive etc. fluid is confined by peripheral and normally elastomeric gaskets. (author)

  10. Materials for nuclear diffusion-bonded compact heat exchangers

    This paper discusses the characteristics of materials used in the manufacture of diffusion bonded compact heat exchangers. Heatric have successfully developed a wide range of alloys tailored to meet process and customer requirements. This paper will focus on two materials of interest to the nuclear industry: dual certified SS316/316L stainless steel and nickel-based alloy Inconel 617. Dual certified SS316/316L is the alloy used most widely in the manufacture of Heatric's compact heat exchangers. Its excellent mechanical and corrosion resistance properties make it a good choice for use with many heat transfer media, including water, carbon dioxide, liquid sodium, and helium. As part of Heatric's continuing product development programme, work has been done to investigate strengthening mechanisms of the alloy; this paper will focus in particular on the effects of nitrogen addition. Another area of Heatric's programme is Alloy 617. This alloy has recently been developed for diffusion bonded compact heat exchanger for high temperature nuclear applications, such as the intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) for the very high temperature nuclear reactors for production of electricity, hydrogen and process heat. This paper will focus on the effects of diffusion bonding process and cooling rate on the properties of alloy 617. This paper also compares the properties and discusses the applications of these two alloys to compact heat exchangers for various nuclear processes. (author)

  11. Heat exchanger life extension via in-situ reconditioning

    Holcomb, David E.; Muralidharan, Govindarajan


    A method of in-situ reconditioning a heat exchanger includes the steps of: providing an in-service heat exchanger comprising a precipitate-strengthened alloy wherein at least one mechanical property of the heat exchanger is degraded by coarsening of the precipitate, the in-service heat exchanger containing a molten salt working heat exchange fluid; deactivating the heat exchanger from service in-situ; in a solution-annealing step, in-situ heating the heat exchanger and molten salt working heat exchange fluid contained therein to a temperature and for a time period sufficient to dissolve the coarsened precipitate; in a quenching step, flowing the molten salt working heat-exchange fluid through the heat exchanger in-situ to cool the alloy and retain a supersaturated solid solution while preventing formation of large precipitates; and in an aging step, further varying the temperature of the flowing molten salt working heat-exchange fluid to re-precipitate the dissolved precipitate.

  12. Heat exchanger repair

    There are two ways to rapir heater tubes in tubular heat exchangers, partial replacement of tubes and a technique called sleeving. In the former case, the defective tube section is cut out, removed, and replaced by a new section butt welded to the old piece of tube which remained in place. In the sleeving technique, a tube sleeve is slid into the defective tube and, after expansion, welded to the original tube. In this case, the welding technique employed is not laser welding, as is often maintained in the literature, but TIG pulsation welding. The results of preliminary tests and the qualification of both processes are outlined in the article; an account is given also of the replacement of the tube sections when repairing condensate coolers. (orig.)

  13. Next Generation Microchannel Heat Exchangers

    Ohadi, Michael; Dessiatoun, Serguei; Cetegen, Edvin


    In Next Generation Microchannel Heat Exchangers, the authors’ focus on the new generation highly efficient heat exchangers and presentation of novel data and technical expertise not available in the open literature.  Next generation micro channels offer record high heat transfer coefficients with pressure drops much less than conventional micro channel heat exchangers. These inherent features promise fast penetration into many mew markets, including high heat flux cooling of electronics, waste heat recovery and energy efficiency enhancement applications, alternative energy systems, as well as applications in mass exchangers and chemical reactor systems. The combination of up to the minute research findings and technical know-how make this book very timely as the search for high performance heat and mass exchangers that can cut costs in materials consumption intensifies.

  14. Characterization of high temperature tensile and creep–fatigue properties of Alloy 800H for intermediate heat exchanger components of (V)HTRs

    Highlights: • High temperature tensile, creep–fatigue (C–F) properties of Alloy 800H are studied. • Strength and uniform elongation properties at 800 °C are much lower than RT values. • Strong influence of hold time and Δεtot on low cycle fatigue life was observed. • The total allowable C–F damage (D) at 800 °C decreases with the decreasing Δεtot. • Synergetic effect of C–F interactions showed stronger effect at lower Δεtot values. - Abstract: Alloy 800H is considered as a candidate material for intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) components of (very) high temperature reactors (V)HTRs. Qualification of the this alloy for the aforementioned nuclear applications requires understanding of its high temperature tensile, low-cycle fatigue behavior and creep–fatigue interactions because the IHX components suffer from combined creep–fatigue loadings resulting from thermally induced strain cycles associated with start-up and shutdown cycles. To this end, in this paper, the tensile properties of the Alloy 800H base and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welded materials are studied at three different temperatures, room temperature 21, 700 and 800 °C. Low cycle fatigue (LCF) behavior of the base material is investigated at 800 °C with no-hold time (no-HT) and hold time (HT) to study creep–fatigue interactions. The tensile test results showed substantial differences between the strength and ductility properties of the base and weld materials at all 3 temperatures, however, the trends in temperature dependence of tensile properties are similar for both base and weld materials. LCF studies with no-HT and HT showed a strong influence of HT on the low cycle fatigue life of this alloy illustrating the substantial influence of creep mechanisms at 800 °C. Finally, cumulative values of creep versus fatigue damage fractions are plotted in a creep–fatigue interaction diagram and these results are discussed with respect to the existing bi-linear damage summation

  15. Experimental research on heat transfer in a coupled heat exchanger

    Liu Yin; Ma Jing; Zhou Guang-Hui; Guan Ren-Bo


    The heat exchanger is a devise used for transferring thermal energy between two or more different temperatures. The widespreadly used heat exchanger can only achieve heat exchange between two substances. In this paper, a coupled heat exchanger is proposed, which includes a finned heat exchanger and a double pipe heat exchanger, for multiple heat exchange simultaneously. An experiment is conducted, showing that the average heating capacity increases more tha...

  16. High Temperature Heat Exchanger Project

    Anthony E. Hechanova, Ph.D.


    The UNLV Research Foundation assembled a research consortium for high temperature heat exchanger design and materials compatibility and performance comprised of university and private industry partners under the auspices of the US DOE-NE Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative in October 2003. The objectives of the consortium were to conduct investigations of candidate materials for high temperature heat exchanger componets in hydrogen production processes and design and perform prototypical testing of heat exchangers. The initial research of the consortium focused on the intermediate heat exchanger (located between the nuclear reactor and hydrogen production plan) and the components for the hydrogen iodine decomposition process and sulfuric acid decomposition process. These heat exchanger components were deemed the most challenging from a materials performance and compatibility perspective

  17. Compact heat exchangers modeling: Condensation

    Garcia-Cascales, J.R.; Vera-Garcia, F. [Technical University of Cartagena, Thermal and Fluid Engineering Department, C/Dr. Fleming, s/n 30202 Cartagena, Murcia (Spain); Gonzalvez-Macia, J.; Corberan-Salvador, J.M. [Technical University of Valencia, Applied Thermodynamic Department, Valencia (Spain); Johnson, M.W.; Kohler, G.T. [Modine Manufacturing Company, Commercial Products Group, Racine, WI (United States)


    A model for the analysis of compact heat exchangers working as either evaporators or condensers is presented. This paper will focus exclusively on condensation modeling. The model is based on cell discretization of the heat exchanger in such a way that cells are analyzed following the path imposed by the refrigerant flowing through the tubes. It has been implemented in a robust code developed for assisting with the design of compact heat exchangers and refrigeration systems. These heat exchangers consist of serpentine fins that are brazed to multi-port tubes with internal microchannels. This paper also investigates a number of correlations used for the calculation of the refrigerant side heat transfer coefficient. They are evaluated comparing the predicted data with the experimental data. The working fluids used in the experiments are R134a and R410A, and the secondary fluid is air. The experimental facility is briefly described and some conclusions are finally drawn. (author)

  18. Heat exchanger fouling and corrosion

    Fouling of heat transfer surfaces introduces perhaps the major uncertainty into the design and operation of heat exchange equipment. After a brief description of the various types of fouling the chapter goes on to review the current theories of fouling including the turbulent burst theory. Fouling in equipment involving boiling and evaporation is often more severe than in single phase heat exchangers and moreover, in aqueous systems, is frequently associated with corrosion. The reasons for this are identified and illustrated by reference to corrosion in nuclear power plant steam generators. Finally the modification of heat transfer and pressure drop characteristics by fouling layers is briefly reviewed

  19. Investigation of the hydrogen and tritium impediment of protective coatings on high-alloyed materials of heat exchangers for process heat application

    In High Temperature Reactors, hydrogen permeates at 9000C through the walls of the heat exchanger. A research and developing program has been founded in order to reduce the hydrogen permeation by covering the surfaces with oxidic protective layers. This work describes the development, set up and use of a permeation device, which allows by means of permeation technique the direct determination of the quality of the oxidic protection layer deposited on sample plats. The calibration of the device was made with measurements at uncovered samples of nickel and checked by a comparison with literature data. Measurements on uncovered and covered Hastelloy-X-samples are described and discussed theoretically in terms of a two-zone model of the permeation through oxide-substrate layers. (orig.)

  20. Fluidised bed heat exchangers

    Problems that have arisen during the initial stages of development of fluidised bed boilers in which heat transfer surfaces are immersed in fluidised solids are discussed. The very high heat transfer coefficients that are obtained under these conditions can be exploited to reduce the total heat transfer surface to a fraction of that in normal boilers. However, with the high heat flux levels involved, tube stressing becomes more important and it is advantageous to use smaller diameter tubes. One of the initial problems was that the pumping power absorbed by the fluidised bed appeared to be high. The relative influence of the fluidising velocity (and the corresponding bed area), tube diameter, tube spacing, heat transfer coefficient and bed temperature on pumping power and overall cost was determined. This showed the importance of close tube packing and research was undertaken to see if this would adversely affect the heat transfer coefficient. Pressure operation also reduces the pumping power. Fouling and corrosion tests in beds burning coal suggest that higher temperatures could be reached reliably and cost studies show that, provided the better refractory metals are used, the cost of achieving higher temperatures is not unduly high. It now remains to demonstrate at large scale that the proposed systems are viable and that the methods incorporated to overcome start up and part lead running problems are satisfactory. The promising role of these heat transfer techniques in other applications is briefly discussed


    Didik Wahjudi


    Heat exchanger effectiveness is affected by some factors such as pipe shape, temperature, cold and hot air direction and velocity entering the heat exchanger. Research about heat exchanger has been done but the significance level of the heat exchanger effectiveness resulted is unknown. A designed experiment should be done to optimize the performance of concentric tube heat exchanger with measured significance level. From the analysis of result of previous experiment, factors that seem to affe...

  2. Adaptive predictive control of laboratory heat exchanger

    Bobál, Vladimír; Kubalčík, Marek; Dostál, Petr; Novák, Jakub


    Heat exchange belongs to the class of basic thermal processes which occur in a range of industrial technologies, particularly in the energetic, chemical, polymer and rubber industry. The process of heat exchange is often implemented by through-flow heat exchangers. It is apparent that for an exact theoretical description of dynamics of heat exchange processes it is necessary to use partial differential equations. Heat exchange is namely a process with distributed parameters. It is also necess...

  3. Heat exchanger demonstration expert system

    Bagby, D. G.; Cormier, R. A.


    A real-time expert system intended for detecting and diagnosing faults in a 20 kW microwave transmitter heat exchanger is described. The expert system was developed on a LISP machine, Incorporated (LMI), Lambda Plus computer using Process Intelligent Control (PICON) software. The Heat Exhanger Expert System was tested and debugged. Future applications and extensions of the expert system to transmitters, masers, and antenna subassemblies are discussed.

  4. Membrane and plastic heat exchangers performance

    Masud Behnia; Mohammad Shakir Nasif; Graham L. Morrison


    The performance of a membrane-based heat exchanger utilizing porous paper as the heat and moisture transfer media is presented. The measured performance is compared with a plastic film heat exchanger. This novel heat exchanger is used in ventilation energy recovery systems. The results show that the sensible effectiveness is higher than the latent effectiveness. When a similar experiment was conducted using a plastic film heat exchanger surface instead of paper, where only heat is transferred...

  5. Diffusion Welding of Compact Heat Exchangers for Nuclear Applications

    Denis Clark; Ron Mizia; Dr. Michael V. Glazoff; Mr. Michael W. Patterson


    The next-­-generation nuclear plant (NGNP) is designed to be a flexible source of energy, producing various mixes of electrical energy and process heat (for example, for hydrogen generation) on demand. Compact heat exchangers provide an attractive way to move energy from the helium primary reactor coolant to process heat uses. For process heat efficiency, reactor outlet temperatures of 750-­-900°C are desirable. There are minor but deleterious components in the primary coolant; the number of alloys that can handle this environment is small. The present work concentrates on Alloys 800H and 617.

  6. Heat exchanger staybolt acceptance criteria

    The structural integrity demonstration of the primary coolant piping system includes evaluating the structural capacity of each component against a large break or equivalent Double-Ended Guillotine Break. A large break at the inlet or outlet heads of the heat exchangers would occur if the restraint members of the heads become inactive. The structural integrity of the heads is demonstrated by showing the redundant capacity of the staybolts to restrain the head at design conditions and under seismic loadings. The Savannah River Site heat exchanger head is attached to the tubesheet by 84 staybolts. Access to the staybolts is limited due to a welded seal cap over the staybolts. An ultrasonic testing (UT) inspection technique to provide an in-situ examination of the staybolts has recently been developed at SRS. Examination of the staybolts will be performed to ensure their service condition and configuration is within acceptance limits. An acceptance criteria methodology has been developed to disposition flaws reported in the staybolt inspections while ensuring adequate restraint capacity of the staybolts to maintain integrity of the heat exchanger heads against collapse. The methodology includes an approach for the baseline and periodic inspections of the staybolts. The heat exchanger head is analyzed with a three-dimensional finite element model. The restraint provided by the staybolts is evaluated for several postulated cases of inactive or missing staybolts. Evaluation of specific, inactive staybolt configurations based on the UT results can be performed with the finite element model and fracture methodology in this report

  7. Heat exchanger with oscillating flow

    Scotti, Stephen J. (Inventor); Blosser, Max L. (Inventor); Camarda, Charles J. (Inventor)


    Various heat exchange apparatuses are described in which an oscillating flow of primary coolant is used to dissipate an incident heat flux. The oscillating flow may be imparted by a reciprocating piston, a double action twin reciprocating piston, fluidic oscillators or electromagnetic pumps. The oscillating fluid flows through at least one conduit in either an open loop or a closed loop. A secondary flow of coolant may be used to flow over the outer walls of at least one conduit to remove heat transferred from the primary coolant to the walls of the conduit.

  8. Fouling analyses for heat exchangers of NPP

    Fouling of heat exchanges is generated by water-borne deposits, commonly known as foulants including particulate matter from the air, migrated corrosion produces; silt, clays, and sand suspended in water; organic contaminants; and boron based deposits in plants. This fouling is known to interfere with normal flow characteristics and reduce thermal efficiencies of heat exchangers. In order to analyze the fouling for heat exchangers of nuclear power plant, the fouling factor is introduced based on the ASME O and M codes and TEMA standards. This paper focuses on the fouling analyses for the heat exchangers of several primary systems; the RHR heat exchanger of the residual heat removal system, the letdown heat exchanger of the chemical and volume control system, and the CCW heat exchanger of the component cooling water system, Based on the results of the fouling levels for the three heat exchangers are assumed

  9. Advanced heat exchanger development for molten salts

    Highlights: • Hastelloy N and 242, shows corrosion resistance to molten salt at nominal operating temperatures. • Both diffusion welds and sheet material in Hastelloy N were corrosion tested in at 650, 700, and 850 °C for 200, 500, and 1000 h. • Thermal gradients and galvanic couples in the molten salts enhance corrosion rates. • Corrosion rates found were typically <10 mils per year. - Abstract: This study addresses present work concerned with advanced heat exchanger development for molten salt in nuclear and non-nuclear thermal systems. The molten salt systems discussed herein use alloys, such as Hastelloy N and 242, that show good corrosion resistance in molten salt at nominal operating temperatures up to 700 °C. These alloys were diffusion welded, and the corresponding information is presented. Test specimens were prepared for exposing diffusion welds to molten salt environments. Hastelloy N and 242 were found to be weldable by diffusion welding, with ultimate tensile strengths about 90% of base metal values. Both diffusion welds and sheet material in Hastelloy N were corrosion tested in 58 mol% KF and 42 mol% ZrF4 at 650, 700, and 850 °C for 200, 500, and 1000 h. Corrosion rates were similar between welded and nonwelded materials, typically <100 μm per year after 1000 h of corrosion tests. No catastrophic corrosion was observed in the diffusion welded regions. For materials of construction, nickel-based alloys and alloys with dense nickel coatings are effectively inert to corrosion in fluorides, but not so in chlorides. Hence, additional testing of selected alloys for resistance to intergranular corrosion is needed, as is a determination of corrosion rate as a function of the type of salt impurity and alloy composition, with respect to chromium and carbon, to better define the best conditions for corrosion resistance. Also presented is the division of the nuclear reactor and high-temperature components per American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  10. Experimental study on heat exchange of several types of exchangers

    周志华; 赵振华; 于洋


    Aiming at the ground-coupled source heat pump that possesses the shortcomings of occupying larger land,this article studies the heat exchanged of heat exchanger in piling,and compares it with common heat exchangers buried directly. The result indicates that the heat exchanger makes the best use of structure of building,saves land,reduces the construction cost,and the heat exchanged is obviously more than exchangers buried directly. In winter condition,when W-shape pipe heat exchanger in pile foundation is 50 m deep and diameter is 800 mm,it transfers 1.2-1.3 times as large as the one of single U-shape buried directly at the flow rate of 0.6 m/s,whose borehole diameter is 300 mm. And in summer condition it does about 2.0-2.3 times as that of U-shape one.

  11. Heat exchanges in coarsening systems

    This paper is a contribution to the understanding of the thermal properties of ageing systems where statistically independent degrees of freedom with greatly separated time scales are expected to coexist. Focusing on the prototypical case of quenched ferromagnets, where fast and slow modes can be respectively associated with fluctuations in the bulk of the coarsening domains and in their interfaces, we perform a set of numerical experiments specifically designed to compute the heat exchanges between different degrees of freedom. Our studies promote a scenario with fast modes acting as an equilibrium reservoir to which interfaces may release heat through a mechanism that allows fast and slow degrees to maintain their statistical properties independently

  12. Gasketed plate type heat exchanger design software

    Gebremariam, Aklilu


    The purpose of this thesis was to make the design of gasketed plate type heat exchangers easier, simple, and accurate by reducing human error. Properly designed heat exchangers can provide more benefits and better safety in wide range of applications. Since the design of heat exchangers is so complicated and involves several steps, computer-aided design has come to be widely used. In this design, along with the knowledge of heat exchangers, the Visual Studio 2013 Professional and the programm...

  13. Cryogenic Heat Exchanger with Turbulent Flows

    Amrit, Jay; Douay, Christelle; Dubois, Francis; Defresne, Gerard


    An evaporator-type cryogenic heat exchanger is designed and built for introducing fluid-solid heat exchange phenomena to undergraduates in a practical and efficient way. The heat exchanger functions at liquid nitrogen temperature and enables cooling of N[subscript 2] and He gases from room temperatures. We present first the experimental results of…

  14. Optimal design of the separate type heat pipe heat exchanger

    YU Zi-tao; HU Ya-cai; CEN Ke-fa


    Separate type heat pipe heat exchangers are often used for large-scale heat exchanging. The arrangement of such a heat exchanger conveniently allows heat input to and output from the heat exchanger at remote locations. The traditional method of designing an ordinary HPHE (heat pipe heat exchanger) is commonly applied in the separate type exchanger design, but the calculations have to be carried out separately, which makes it very complicated. In this work, the ε-NTU (effectiveness-Number of Transfer Units) method was applied for optimization analysis of single- or multi-level separate type heat pipe heat exchangers. An optimizing formula for single-level separate type heat pipe heat exchangers was obtained. The optimizing principles of effectiveness-NTU and heat transfer rate by the equal distribution method for multi-level separate type heat pipe heat exchanger are presented. The design of separate type heat pipe heat exchangers by the optimizing method is more convenient and faster than by the traditional method.

  15. Fluidized bed heat exchanger utilizing angularly extending heat exchange tubes

    Talmud, Fred M.; Garcia-Mallol, Juan-Antonio


    A fluidized bed heat exchanger in which air is passed through a bed of particulate material containing fuel disposed in a housing. A steam/water natural circulation system is provided and includes a steam drum disposed adjacent the fluidized bed and a series of tubes connected at one end to the steam drum. A portion of the tubes are connected to a water drum and in the path of the air and the gaseous products of combustion exiting from the bed. Another portion of the tubes pass through the bed and extend at an angle to the upper surface of the bed.

  16. Mathematical simulation of heat exchanger working conditions

    Gavlas Stanislav; Ďurčanský Peter; Lenhard Richard; Jandačka Jozef


    One of the When designing a new heat exchanger it is necessary to consider all the conditions imposed on the exchanger and its desired properties. Most often the investigation of heat transfer is to find heat surface. When applying exchanger for proposed hot air engine, it will be a counter-flow heat exchanger of gas - gas type. Gas, which transfers the heat will be exhaust gas from the combustion of biomass. An important step in the design and verification is to analyze exchanger designed us...

  17. Comparison of a Conventional Heat Exchangers with a New Designed Heat Exchanger Experimentally

    Tansel Koyun


    Full Text Available In this study, the air-water heat exchanger designed have been experimentally compared to conventional heat exchangers with and without fin. The same parameters for the three heat exchangers (pump flow, heating power, etc... have been used. In the experiments, speed-flow adjustment has been made to supply heat transfer at an optimum. As a result, during the circulation of water in pipe of the air-water heat exchanger, the corrosion fouling factor has not been formed. In addition, the efficiency of the new designed heat exchanger has been found between fin and finless heat exchanger efficiencies. The results have been shown in the diagrams.

  18. Fouling analyses of heat exchangers for PSR

    Fouling of heat exchangers is generated by water-borne deposits, commonly known as foulants including particulate matter from the air, migrated corrosion produces; silt, clays, and sand suspended in water; organic contaminants; and boron based deposits in plants. This fouling is known to interfere with normal flow characteristics and reduce thermal efficiencies of heat exchangers. This paper focuses on fouling analyses for six heat exchangers of two primary systems in two nuclear power plants; the regenerative heat exchangers of the chemical and volume control system and the component cooling water heat exchangers of the component cooling water system. To analyze the fouling for heat exchangers, fouling factor was introduced based on the ASME O and M codes and TEMA standards. Based on the results of the fouling analyses, the present thermal performances and fouling levels for the six heat exchangers were predicted


    L. E. Rovin; L. N. Rusaja


    At calculation of slot heat exchangers it is necessary to take into account the additional stream of heat transferred by emission from internal wall to an external one and further distributed between heated air and environment.

  20. 690合金传热管胀管区质量检测%Examination for Tubing Expansion of Alloy 690 Heat Exchangers

    程仲贺; 王佐森; 鲍兴华


    Expansion between tube and tubesheet is a key process during the manufacture of heat exchangers, and the expansion quality affects the use of heat exchangers. The basic principles of expanding technology and the key points of quality control for expansion during the nuclear island heat exchanger manufacturing were introduced, and three methods (eddy current profile curve method, inner diameter variation measurement,dissection measurement) to evaluate the quality of expansion were studied.%胀接是换热器制造中的一道关键工序,胀接区质量影响着换热器的使用.介绍了胀接工艺的基本原理,并分析了核电站换热器胀接过程中的质量控制要点:胀管率和未胀合长度,研究了胀管区质量进行评估的三种方法:涡流轮廓曲线法、内径变化测量法和解剖测量法.

  1. Optimum geometry of MEMS heat exchanger for heat transfer enhancement

    Nusrat J. Chhanda; Muhannad Mustafa; Maglub Al Nur


    The study is based on an analysis of MEMS heat exchanger of three different geometries: wavy, triangular and rectangular using water as test fluid. The problem is solved using finite element method. The aim of this analysis is to evaluate the performance of MEMS heat exchanger for different geometry and to obtain an optimum design for better heat enhancement. It is apparent from this work that rectangular surface heat exchanger shows the best performance for heat enhancement technique in comp...

  2. Optimization of heat exchanger for indirectly heated water heater

    Kaduchová Katarína; Lenhard Richard; Jandačka Jozef


    Due to the optimization of geometrical parameters of the heat exchanger in indirect heated water heaters created a mathematical model of heating hot water, by which I have subsequently made the simulation of the device to change its geometrical parameters. Based on these results, the impacts of the geometrical parameters affect the performance of the heat exchanger. The results of the optimization to create a CFD model which watched at the behavior of optimized heat exchanger for indirect hea...

  3. Rational Efficiency of a Heat Exchanger

    McGovern, Jim; Smyth, Brian P.


    The authors propose a new and unique definition for the rational efficiency of a heat exchanger. This new rational efficiency is defined in terms of its sub-rational efficiencies: a heat transfer rational efficiency and a friction rational efficiency for each of the fluid systems comprising the heat exchanger. The heat transfer rational efficiency is based on the definition of a mean temperature for the heat source and a mean temperature for the heat sink and reflects the exergy supplied and ...

  4. Modelling of Multistream LNG Heat Exchangers

    Soler Fossas, Joan


    The main goal of this thesis is to find out if a liquefied natural gas multistream heat exchanger numerical model is achievable. This should include several features usually neglected in nowadays available heat exchanger models, such as flow maldistribution, changes in fluid properties and heat exchanger dynamic behaviour. In order to accomplish that objective a simpler case is modelled. Efforts are put in achieving numerical stability.A counter flow natural gas and mixed refrigerant heat exc...

  5. Discontinuous Operation of Geothermal Heat Exchangers

    方肇洪; 刁乃仁; 崔萍


    Ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems for HVAC have aroused more and more interest in China in recent years because of their higher energy efficiency compared with conventional systems. The design and performance simulation of the geothermal heat exchangers is vital to the success of this technology. In GSHP systems, the load of the geothermal heat exchanger varies greatly and is usually discontinuous even during a heating or cooling season. This paper outlines a heat transfer model for geothermal heat exchangers. The model was used to study the influence of the discontinuous operation of the heat pumps on the performance of the geothermal heat exchangers. A simple and practical approach is presented for sizing the geothermal heat exchangers.

  6. Corrosion of heat exchanger materials under heat transfer conditions

    Severe pitting has occurred in moderator heat exchangers tubed with Incoloy-800 in Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. The pitting originated on the cooling side (outside) of the tubes and perforation occurred in less than two years. It was known from corrosion testing at CRNL that Incoloy-800 was not susceptible to pitting in Lake Ontario water under isothermal conditions. Corrosion testing with heat transfer across the tube wall was carried out, and it was noted that severe pitting could occur under deposits formed on the tubes in silty Lake Ontario water. Subsequent testing, carried out in co-operation with Ontario Hydro Research Division, investigated the pitting resistance of other candidate tubing alloys: Incoloy-825, 904 L stainless steel, AL-6X, Inconel-625, 70:30 Cu:Ni, titanium, Sanicro-30 and Sanicro-281. Of these, only titanium and Sanicro-28 have not suffered some degree of pitting attack in silt-containing Lake Ontario Water. In the absence of silt, and hence deposits, no pitting took place on any of the alloys tested

  7. Improved ceramic heat exchange material

    Mccollister, H. L.


    Improved corrosion resistant ceramic materials that are suitable for use as regenerative heat exchangers for vehicular gas turbines is reported. Two glass-ceramic materials, C-144 and C-145, have superior durability towards sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate compared to lithium aluminosilicate (LAS) Corning heat exchange material 9455. Material C-144 is a leached LAS material whose major crystalline phase is silica keatite plus mullite, and C-145 is a LAS keatite solid solution (S.S.) material. In comparison to material 9455, material C-144 is two orders of magnitude better in dimensional stability to sulfuric acid at 300 C, and one order of magnitude better in stability to sodium sulfate at 1000 C. Material C-145 is initially two times better in stability to sulfuric acid, and about one order of magnitude better in stability to sodium sulfate. Both C-144 and C-145 have less than 300 ppm delta L/L thermal expansion from ambient to 1000 C, and good dimensional stability of less than approximately 100 ppm delta L/L after exposure to 1000 C for 100 hours. The glass-ceramic fabrication process produced a hexagonal honeycomb matrix having an 85% open frontal area, 50 micrometer wall thickness, and less than 5% porosity.

  8. Testing and analysis of immersed heat exchangers

    Farrington, R.B.; Bingham, C.E.


    The objectives were to determine the performance of four immersed, ''supply-side'' heat exchangers used in solar domestic-hot-water systems; to examine the effects of flow rate, temperature difference, and coil configuration on performance; and to develop a simple model to predict the performance of immersed heat exchangers. We tested four immersed heat exchangers: a smooth coil, a finned spiral, a single-wall bayonet, and a double-wall bayonet. We developed two analyticl models and a simple finite difference model. We experimentally verified that the performance of these heat exchangers depends on the flow rate through them; we also showed that the temperature difference between the heat exchanger's inlet and the storage tank can strongly affect a heat exchanger's performance. We also compared the effects of the heat exchanger's configuration and correlated Nusselt and Rayleigh numbers for each heat exchanger tested. The smooth coil had a higher effectiveness than the others, while the double-wall bayonet had a very low effectiveness. We still do not know the long-term effectiveness of heat exchangers regarding scale accumulation, nor do we know the effects of very low flow rates on a heat exchanger's performance.

  9. Comparison of heat transfer efficiency between heat pipe and tube bundles heat exchanger

    Wu Zhao-Chun; Zhu Xiang-Ping


    A comparison of heat transfer efficiency between the heat pipe and tube bundles heat exchanger is made based on heat transfer principle and the analysis of thermal characteristics. This paper argues that although heat pipe has the feature of high axial thermal conductivity, to those cases where this special function of heat transfer is unnecessary, heat pipe exchanger is not a high efficient heat exchanger when it is just used as a conventional heat exchang...

  10. Micro tube heat exchangers for Space Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Mezzo fabricates micro tube heat exchangers for a variety of applications, including aerospace, automotive racing, Department of Defense ground vehicles,...

  11. High temperature heat exchange: nuclear process heat applications

    The unique element of the HTGR system is the high-temperature operation and the need for heat exchanger equipment to transfer nuclear heat from the reactor to the process application. This paper discusses the potential applications of the HTGR in both synthetic fuel production and nuclear steel making and presents the design considerations for the high-temperature heat exchanger equipment

  12. Process for repairing a cryogenic heat exchanger

    The patent describes a method for repairing leakage-causing cracks and fissures in a cryogenic heat exchanger. It comprises: reducing the interior pressure of the heat exchanger to a level which does not exceed the external pressure upon the hear exchanger while maintaining the temperature of the heat exchanger at a low level relative to the ambient external temperature; applying a curable liquid filler composition to the surface of the heat exchanger proximal the leakage site for seepage into the cracks and fissures located at the leakage. The composition upon a relatively short period of cure at low temperature forming a solid material which fills the cracks and fissures; curing the filler composition; and, applying a sealant composition to the surface of the heat exchanger at the filled leakage site. The sealant composition having long-term sealing performance under cyrogenic conditions

  13. Conjugate heat and mass transfer in heat mass exchanger ducts

    Zhang, Li-Zhi


    Conjugate Heat and Mass Transfer in Heat Mass Exchanger Ducts bridges the gap between fundamentals and recent discoveries, making it a valuable tool for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of heat exchangers. The first book on the market to cover conjugate heat and mass transfer in heat exchangers, author Li-Zhi Zhang goes beyond the basics to cover recent advancements in equipment for energy use and environmental control (such as heat and moisture recovery ventilators, hollow fiber membrane modules for humidification/dehumidification, membrane modules for air purification, desi

  14. Specification of steam generator, condenser and regenerative heat exchanger materials for nuclear applications

    The basic standards specifications of materials for nuclear applications are selected. Seamless Ni-Cr-Fe alloy Tubes (Inconel-600) for steam generators, condensers and other heat exchangers can be employed instead of austenitic stainless steal or copper alloys tubes; supplementary requirements for these materials are given. Specifications of Ni-Cr-Fe alloy plate, sheet and strip for steam generator lower sub-assembly, U-bend seamless copper-alloy tubes for heat exchanger and condensers are also presented. At the end, steam generator channel head material is proposed in the specification for carbon-steel castings suitable for welding

  15. Design of heat exchangers by numerical methods

    Differential equations describing the heat tranfer in shell - and tube heat exchangers are derived and solved numerically. The method of ΔT sub(lm) is compared with the proposed method in cases where the specific heat at constant pressure, Cp and the overall heat transfer coefficient, U, vary with temperature. The error of the method of ΔT sub (lm) for the computation of the exchanger lenght is less than + 10%. However, the numerical method, being more accurate and at the same time easy to use and economical, is recommended for the design of shell-and-tube heat exchangers. (Author)

  16. Heat exchanger network retrofit through heat transfer enhancement

    Wang, Yufei


    Heat exchanger network retrofit plays an important role in energy saving in process industry. Many design methods for the retrofit of heat exchanger networks have been proposed during the last three decades. Conventional retrofit methods rely heavily on topology modifications which often results in a long retrofit duration and high initial costs. Moreover, the addition of extra surface area to the heat exchanger can prove difficult due to topology, safety and downtime constraints. These probl...

  17. Optimization of parameters of heat exchangers vehicles

    Andrei MELEKHIN


    Full Text Available The relevance of the topic due to the decision of problems of the economy of resources in heating systems of vehicles. To solve this problem we have developed an integrated method of research, which allows to solve tasks on optimization of parameters of heat exchangers vehicles. This method decides multicriteria optimization problem with the program nonlinear optimization on the basis of software with the introduction of an array of temperatures obtained using thermography. The authors have developed a mathematical model of process of heat exchange in heat exchange surfaces of apparatuses with the solution of multicriteria optimization problem and check its adequacy to the experimental stand in the visualization of thermal fields, an optimal range of managed parameters influencing the process of heat exchange with minimal metal consumption and the maximum heat output fin heat exchanger, the regularities of heat exchange process with getting generalizing dependencies distribution of temperature on the heat-release surface of the heat exchanger vehicles, defined convergence of the results of research in the calculation on the basis of theoretical dependencies and solving mathematical model.

  18. Heat exchange fluids and techniques. [US patents

    Ranney, M.W.


    The detailed, descriptive information presented is based on US patents, issued since January 1975, that deal with heat exchange fluids and techniques, and their potential for energy saving. This book serves a double purpose in that it supplies detailed technical information and can be used as a guide to the US patent literature in this field. By indicating all the information that is significant, and eliminating legal jargon and juristic phraseology, an advanced, technically oriented review of heat exchange fluids and techniques is presented. Information is included on the design and construction of heat exchangers; heat transfer fluids; low temperature processes; heat storage; heat transfer control in buildings; solar and geothermal energy processes; and industrial, medical, and residential uses of heat exchangers. (LCL)

  19. Experimental evaluation of vibrations in heat exchangers

    Flow induced vibrations may produce damage of heat exchangers, condensers and steam generators tubes. To evaluate this problem a set of tests were developed to know the real support state of the tubes, which have great influence on the vibration response. This paper include a description of the tests and the results obtained applying them on a heat exchanger equipment. (author)

  20. Heat Exchanger Lab for Chemical Engineering Undergraduates

    Rajala, Jonathan W.; Evans, Edward A.; Chase, George G.


    Third year chemical engineering undergraduate students at The University of Akron designed and fabricated a heat exchanger for a stirred tank as part of a Chemical Engineering Laboratory course. The heat exchanger portion of this course was three weeks of the fifteen week long semester. Students applied concepts of scale-up and dimensional…

  1. Research of characteristics slot-hole heat exchanger with the developed surface of heat exchange

    Malkin E. C.; Nikolaenko Yu. E.; Djachkov M. I.; Nikolaienko T. Yu.


    Thermal characteristics of multichannel slot-hole heat exchanger with the developed surface of heat exchange inside the opened-cycle water cooling system are experimentally investigated. Graphic dependences of average value of temperature of the simulator of a heat current and temperatures of the heat exchanger base are presented on tapped-off power. Dependences of tapped-off power and hydraulic losses on the of water consumption are given. It is shown, that use of developed slot-hole heat ex...

  2. Simulated heat-exchanger tubes: DOE Geothermal Test Facility, East Mesa, California

    Ellis, P. F., II; Anliker, D. M.


    A 103 hr corrosion test was performed of two geothermal heat exchanger materials, Allegheny-Ludlum Alloy 29-4 and Alloy 29-4C. Coupons of the two metals were exposed under conditions simulating flow in a geothermal heat exchanger tube. Continuous flow and cyclic exposure tests were made. No signs of localized corrosion were observed in either the base metal, tube weld seam, or heat affected zone. Most coupons show statistically insignificant weight change. A corrosion rate of less than 0.5 mil/yr is indicated. No significant difference in the performance of the two alloys is reported.

  3. A Review on Heat Transfer Improvent of Plate Heat Exchanger

    Abhishek Nandan; Gurpreet Singh Sokhal


    Plate heat exchanger has found a wide range of application in various industries like food industries, chemical industries, power plants etc. It reduces the wastage of energy and improves the overall efficiency of the system. Hence, it must be designed to obtain the maximum heat transfer possible. This paper is presented in order to study the various theories and results given over the improvement of heat transfer performance in a plate heat exchanger. However, there is still a la...

  4. Testing and plugging power plant heat exchangers

    Sutor, F. [Expando Seal Tools, Inc., Montgomeryville, PA (United States)


    Heat Exchanger tubes fail for any number of reasons including but certainly not limited to the cumulative effects of corrosion, erosion, thermal stress and fatigue. This presentation will attempt to identify the most common techniques for determining which tubes are leaking and then introduce the products in use to plug the leaking tubes. For the sake of time I will limit the scope of this presentation to include feedwater heaters and secondary system heat exchangers such as Hydrogen Coolers, Lube Oil Coolers, and nuclear Component Cooling Water, Emergency Cooling Water, Regenerative Heat Recovery heat exchangers.

  5. Heat transfer in SiC compact heat exchanger

    For development of a compact SiC heat exchanger, numerical heat transfer analysis was conducted to investigate its performance for a wide range of thermal media, liquid LiPb and helium gas, flow rates. The numerical model used was based on the heat exchanger test module developed by the authors. Within the authors' experimental range, the heat quantity transferred from high temperature liquid LiPb to helium gas and the overall heat transfer coefficients obtained numerically are in agreement with the experimental results. Therefore, the numerical model has proved to be valid for estimation of heat transfer phenomena in the heat exchanger in incompressible regime. The heat quantity transferred from LiPb to He amounts up to 3.7 kW at helium pressure of 0.5 MPa. On the basis of the numerical results, a correlation for helium forced convection heat transfer in the heat exchanger is presented, which describes numerical results with an error of 1%. For heat transfer in LiPb, the Nusselt numbers calculated from an existing correlation for liquid metal heat transfer agree well with the present numerical results. The heat transfer of LiPb in the SiC compact heat exchanger would possibly be predicted from the conventional correlations based on the studies of liquid metal convective heat transfer. A concept of SiC compact heat exchanger studied could be applied to a design of intermediate heat exchangers operating at high temperatures in fusion reactor, as well as HTTR and VHTR systems.

  6. Numerical research of heat transfer in gas heat exchanger

    Khomutov Eugene O.; Gil Andrey V.


    The article presents a numerical study of heat and mass transfer based on the finite volume method. Researched by installing a tubular heat exchanger for heating of natural gas. The results according to changes in temperature of the natural gas depend on the initial temperature of the heating flow. The results can be used in the analysis of further effective combustion.

  7. Heat exchanger device and method for heat removal or transfer

    Koplow, Jeffrey P


    Systems and methods for a forced-convection heat exchanger are provided. In one embodiment, heat is transferred to or from a thermal load in thermal contact with a heat conducting structure, across a narrow air gap, to a rotating heat transfer structure immersed in a surrounding medium such as air.

  8. Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Network Considering Multipass Exchangers

    李绍军; 姚平经


    Many methods have been proposed for synthesis of heat exchanger networks in recent years, most of which consider single pass exchangers. In this study some evolutionary rules have been proposed for synthesis of multipass exchanger networks. The method is based on the heuristic that optimal networks should feature maximum energy recovery and have the minimum number of shells. The effectiveness of the developed evolutionary rules is demonstrated through some literature examples.

  9. 40 CFR 63.1409 - Heat exchange system provisions.


    ... locations where the cooling water enters and exits each heat exchanger or any combination of heat exchangers.... (iii) For samples taken at the entrance and exit of each heat exchanger or any combination of heat exchangers, the entrance is the point at which the cooling water enters the individual heat exchanger...

  10. 40 CFR 63.104 - Heat exchange system requirements.


    ... heat exchange system or at locations where the cooling water enters and exits each heat exchanger or... manufacturing process units. (iii) For samples taken at the entrance and exit of each heat exchanger or any... cooling water enters the individual heat exchanger or group of heat exchangers and the exit is the...

  11. Comparison of a Conventional Heat Exchangers with a New Designed Heat Exchanger Experimentally

    Tansel Koyun; Semih Avcı


    In this study, the air-water heat exchanger designed have been experimentally compared to conventional heat exchangers with and without fin. The same parameters for the three heat exchangers (pump flow, heating power, etc...) have been used. In the experiments, speed-flow adjustment has been made to supply heat transfer at an optimum. As a result, during the circulation of water in pipe of the air-water heat exchanger, the corrosion fouling factor has not been formed. In addition, the efficie...

  12. Heat exchanger, head and shell acceptance criteria

    Instability of postulated flaws in the head component of the heat exchanger could not produce a large break, equivalent to a DEGB in the PWS piping, due to the configuration of the head and restraint provided by the staybolts. Rather, leakage from throughwall flaws in the head would increase with flaw length with finite leakage areas that are bounded by a post-instability flaw configuration. Postulated flaws at instability in the shell of the heat exchanger or in the cooling water nozzles could produce a large break in the Cooling Water System (CWS) pressure boundary. An initial analysis of flaw stability for postulated flaws in the heat exchanger head was performed in January 1992. This present report updates that analysis and, additionally, provides acceptable flaw configurations to maintain defined structural or safety margins against flaw instability of the external pressure boundary components of the heat exchanger, namely the head, shell, and cooling water nozzles. Structural and flaw stability analyses of the heat exchanger tubes, the internal pressure boundary of the heat exchangers or interface boundary between the PWS and CWS, were previously completed in February 1992 as part of the heat exchanger restart evaluation and are not covered in this report

  13. Sleeving repair of heat exchanger tubes

    Defective heat exchanger tubes can be repaired using techniques that do not involve the cost and schedule penalties of component replacement. FTI's years of experience repairing steam generator tubes have been successfully applied to heat exchangers. Framatome Technologies heat exchanger sleeves can bridge defective areas of the heat exchanger tubes, sleeves have been designed to repair typical heat exchanger tube defects caused by excessive tube vibration, stress corrosion cracking, pitting or erosion. By installing a sleeve, the majority of the tube's heat transfer and flow capacity is maintained and the need to replace the heat exchanger can be delayed or eliminated. Both performance and reliability are improved. FTI typically installs heat exchanger tube sleeves using either a roll expansion or hydraulic expansion process. While roll expansion of a sleeve can be accomplished very quickly, hydraulic expansion allows sleeves to be installed deep within a tube where a roll expander cannot reach. Benefits of FTI's heat exchanger tube sleeving techniques include: - Sleeves can be positioned any where along the tube length, and for precise positioning of the sleeve eddy current techniques can be employed. - Varying sleeve lengths can be used. - Both the roll and hydraulic expansion processes are rapid and both produce joints that do not require stress relief. - Because of low leak rates and speed of installations, sleeves can be used to preventatively repair likely-to-fail tubes. - Sleeves can be used for tube stiffening and to limit leakage through tube defects. - Because of installation speed, there is minimal impact on outage schedules and budgets. FTI's recently installed heat exchanger sleeving at the Kori-3 Nuclear Power Station in conjunction with Korea Plant Service and Engineering Co., Ltd. The sleeves were installed in the 3A and 3B component cooling water heat exchangers. A total of 859 tubesheet and 68 freespan sleeves were installed in the 3A heat

  14. Analysis of a Flooded Heat Exchanger

    Fink, Aaron H.; Luyben, William L.


    Flooded heat exchangers are often used in industry to reduce the required heat-transfer area and the size of utility control valves. These units involve a condensing vapor on the hot side that accumulates as a liquid phase in the lower part of the vessel. The heat transfer occurs mostly in the vapor space, but the condensate becomes somewhat…

  15. Design study of plastic film heat exchanger

    Guyer, E. C.; Brownell, D. L.


    This report presents the results of an effort to develop and design a unique thermoplastic film heat exchanger for use in an industrial heat pump evaporator system and other energy recovery applications. The concept for the exchanger is that of individual heat exchange elements formed by two adjoining and freely hanging plastic films. Liquid flows downward in a regulated fashion between the films due to the balance of hydrostatic and frictional forces. The fluid stream on the outside of film may be a free-falling liquid film, a condensing gas, or a noncondensing gas. The flow and structural principles are similar to those embodied in an earlier heat exchange system developed for use in waste water treatment systems (Sanderson). The design allows for high heat transfer rates while working within the thermal and structural limitations of thermoplastic materials. The potential of this new heat exchanger design lies in the relatively low cost of plastic film and the high inherent corrosion and fouling resistance. This report addresses the selection of materials, the potential heat transf er performance, the mechanical design and operation of a unit applied in a low pressure steam recovery system, and the expected selling price in comparison to conventional metallic shell and tube heat exchangers.

  16. Thermodynamic Optimization of GSHPS Heat Exchangers

    Ahmad Kahrobaeian


    Full Text Available

    In this paper, a new method for determining the optimized dimensions of a ground source heat pump system (GSHPS heat exchanger is presented. Using the GSHPS is one of the ways for utilization of infinite, clean and renewable energies in the environment. In recent years, due to limitation of physical space for installing the heat exchangers and avoiding the environmental effects on heat exchanger operation, vertical GSHP systems are used more than the other ones. Determination of optimum heat exchanger size is one of the most important parameters in the optimization of the heat exchanger design. In this study, optimum length and diameter for the heat exchanger is determined for different mass flows by using the second law of thermodynamics. The optimal length and diameter minimize entropy generation and therefore result in increased efficiency of the heat pump.

    • An initial version of this pa per was published in May of 2004 in the proceedings of Second International Applied Thermodynamics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

  17. Machining of high alloy steels and heat resistant alloys

    The peculiarities of machining high alloy steels and heat resistant alloys on the base of nickel by cutting are described. The factors worsening the machining of heat resistant materials, namely, the low heat conductivity, strong reverting and high wearing capability, are pointed out. The resign and materials of cutting instruments, providing for high quality machining of heat resistant steels and alloys, are considered. The necessity of regulating thermal processes during cutting with cutting fluids and other coolants (e.g. air with a negative temperature) is noted. The recommended modes of cutting are presented. The efficiency of the conveyer-type method for sawing products and forged intermediate articles is demonstrated by the example of 5KhNM steel

  18. A Review on Heat Transfer Improvent of Plate Heat Exchanger

    Abhishek Nandan


    Full Text Available Plate heat exchanger has found a wide range of application in various industries like food industries, chemical industries, power plants etc. It reduces the wastage of energy and improves the overall efficiency of the system. Hence, it must be designed to obtain the maximum heat transfer possible. This paper is presented in order to study the various theories and results given over the improvement of heat transfer performance in a plate heat exchanger. However, there is still a lack in data and generalized equations for the calculation of different parameters in the heat exchanger. It requires more attention to find out various possible correlations and generalized solutions for the performance improvement of plate heat exchanger.

  19. Heat Exchanger Support Bracket Design Calculations

    This engineering note documents the design of the heat exchanger support brackets. The heat exchanger is roughly 40 feet long, 22 inches in diameter and weighs 6750 pounds. It will be mounted on two identical support brackets that are anchored to a concrete wall. The design calculations were done for one bracket supporting the full weight of the heat exchanger, rounded up to 6800 pounds. The design follows the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Manual of steel construction, Eighth edition. All calculated stresses and loads on welds were below allowables.

  20. Heat exchanger fouling: Prediction, measurement, and mitigation

    The US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Industrial Programs (OIP) sponsors the development of innovative heat exchange systems. Fouling is a major and persistent cost associated with most industrial heat exchangers and nationally wastes an estimated 2.9 Quads per year. To predict and control fouling, three OIP projects are currently exploring heat exchanger fouling in specific industrial applications. A fouling probe has been developed to determine empirically the fouling potential of an industrial gas stream and to derive the fouling thermal resistance. The probe is a hollow metal cylinder capable of measuring the average heat flux along the length of the tube. The local heat flux is also measured by a heat flux meter embedded in the probe wall. The fouling probe has been successfully tested in the laboratory at flue gas temperatures up to 2200 F and a local heat flux up to 41,000 BTU/hr sq ft. The probe has been field tested at a coal-fired boiler plant. Future tests at a municipal waste incinerator are planned. Two other projects study enhanced heat exchanger tubes, specifically the effect of enhanced surface geometries on the tube bundle performance. Both projects include fouling in a liquid heat transfer fluid. Identifying and quantifying the factors affecting fouling in these enhanced heat transfer tubes will lead to techniques to mitigate fouling.

  1. Vibration isolation of dimple plate heat exchangers / Pieter Vergeer

    Vergeer, Pieter


    Dimple plate heat exchangers are a new type of welded compact plate heat exchangers. The dimple plates increase the turbulence of the fluid flowing over the plate, increasing the efficiency of the heat exchanger without increasing pressure drop over the heat exchanger. The compact design of the heat exchanger makes it possible to install the heat exchanger at the top of condenser columns, reducing the footprint area of the column by replacing standard shell and tube condense...

  2. A laminar-flow heat exchanger

    Doty, F. D.; Hosford, G.; Jones, J. D.; Spitzmesser, J. B.

    The advantages of designing heat exchangers in the laminar flow regime are discussed from a theoretical standpoint. It is argued that laminar flow designs have the advantages of reducing thermodynamic and hydrodynamic irreversibilities and hence increasing system efficiency. More concretely, laminar flow heat exchangers are free from the turbulence-induced vibration common in conventional heat exchangers and can thus offer longer life and greater reliability. The problems of manufacturing heat exchangers suited to laminar flow are discussed. A method of manufacture which allows compact, modular design is outlined. Experience with this method of manufacture is described, and experimental results are presented. The problems of fouling and flow maldistribution are briefly discussed, and some possible applications are mentioned.

  3. Lightweight Thermal Storage Heat Exchangers Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This SBIR proposal aims to develop thermal energy storage heat exchangers that are significantly lighter and higher conductance than the present art which involves...

  4. Heat exchanger effectiveness in unsteady state

    Mai, T. H.; Chitou, N.; Padet, J.


    A method is proposed to determine the thermal effectiveness of heat exchangers in situ, when one of the fluids is submitted to any kind of flow rate variations. It leads to the definition of the average effectiveness in unsteady state, which forms an extension of the classical effectiveness used in steady state. It requires an unsophisticated equipment of measurement and should lead to an easy and continuous control of the fouling of heat exchangers.

  5. Tube-in-shell heat exchangers

    A tube-in-shell heat exchanger is described for use in liquid metal cooled fast breeder reactor constructions. The system consists of a bundle of heat exchange tubes with a central spine extending longitudinally through the shell and a series of longitudinally spaced transverse grids resiliently mounted on the central spine within the shell to provide transverse support for bracing the tubes apart. (U.K.)

  6. Stirling Engine With Radial Flow Heat Exchangers

    Vitale, N.; Yarr, George


    Conflict between thermodynamical and structural requirements resolved. In Stirling engine of new cylindrical configuration, regenerator and acceptor and rejector heat exchangers channel flow of working gas in radial direction. Isotherms in regenerator ideally concentric cylinders, and gradient of temperature across regenerator radial rather than axial. Acceptor and rejector heat exchangers located radially inward and outward of regenerator, respectively. Enables substantial increase in power of engine without corresponding increase in diameter of pressure vessel.

  7. Improvements in or relating to heat exchangers

    A 'tube-in-shell' heat exchanger is described for effecting heat exchange between liquid metal and water. In conventional heat exchangers of this type a condition can arise wherein Na passing through the tube plate at the water inlet end of the heat exchanger may be above the saturation temperature of the water, and although resultant boiling of the water in the region of the tube plate would tend to counter stagnation there is a possibility that sub-cooled boiling associated with stagnation may occur in the central area of the tube plate, and this could be the source of corrosion. The design of heat exchanger described is directed towards a solution of this problem. The heat exchanger comprises an elongated shell having two spaced transverse tube plates sealed to the shell so as to provide end and intermediate chambers. A bundle of spaced parallel heat exchange tubes extends between the tube plates, interconnecting the end chambers with an inlet port for liquid metal flow to one of the end chambers and an outlet port for liquid metal flow from the other of the end chambers, and inlet and outlet ports for flow of water through the intermediate chamber, these ports being at opposite ends of the intermediate chamber. The intermediate chamber has a tube closed to liquid metal flow extending between the tube plates, this tube having an inlet port for water adjacent to the tube plate at the inlet region of the intermediate chamber and an outlet port at the outlet region. This tube has open ends and is laterally supported by neighbouring heat exchange tubes, or alternatively may have closed ends and be end supported by penetration of the tube plates, the inlet and outlet ports for flow of water being perforations in the wall of the tube. (U.K.)

  8. Heat transfer from oriented heat exchange areas

    Vantuch, Martin; Huzvar, Jozef; Kapjor, Andrej


    This paper deals with the transfer of heat-driven heat transfer surface area in relation to the construction of the criterion equation for "n" horizontal pipe one about another. On the bases of theoretical models have been developed for calculating the thermal performance of natural convection by Churilla and Morgan, for various pipe diameters and temperatures. These models were compared with models created in CFD-Fluent Ansys the same boundary conditions. The aim of the analyse of heat and fluxional pipe fields "n" pipes one about another at natural convection is the creation of criterion equation on the basis of which the heat output of heat transfer from pipe oriented areas one above another with given spacing could be quantified. At presence a sum of criterion equations exists for simple geometrical shapes of individual oriented geometrical areas but the criterion equation which would consider interaction of fluxional field generated by free convection from multiple oriented areas is not mentioned in standardly accessible technical literature and other magazine publications.

  9. Heat exchanger tube inspection using ultrasonic arrays

    Tubing used in industrial heat exchangers is often subject to failure caused by corrosion and cracking. Technical conferences are used as a forum in the steam generator industry to ensure that the failure mechanisms are well understood and that the quality of the heat exchanger is maintained. The quality of a heat exchanger can be thought of as its ability to operate to design specifications over its intended life. This is the motivation to inspect and evaluate these devices periodically. Inspection, however, normally requires shutdown of the heat exchanger which is costly but is much more acceptable than an unscheduled shutdown due to failure of a tube. Therefore, the degree of inspection is established by balancing the cost of inspection with the risk of a tube failure. Any method of reducing the cost of inspection will permit a higher degree of inspection and, therefore, improve heat exchanger quality. This paper reviews the design and performance of an improved method of ultrasonic inspection of heat exchanger tubing with emphasis on applications in the nuclear industry

  10. Mathematical Modeling of Spiral Heat Exchanger

    Probal Guha , Vaishnavi Unde


    Full Text Available Compact Heat Exchangers (CHEs are increasingly being used on small and medium scale industries. Due to their compact size and efficient design, they facilitate more efficient heat transfer. Better heat transfer would imply lesser fuel consumption for the operations of the plant, giving improvement to overall efficiency. This reduction in consumption of fuel is a step towards sustainable development. This report exclusively deals with the study the spiral heat exchanger.The design considerations for spiral heat exchanger is that the flow within the spiral has been assumed as flow through a duct and by using Shah London empirical equation for Nusselt number design parameters are further optimized.This is accompanied by a detailed energy balance to generate a concise mathematical model

  11. Flow and heat transfer enhancement in tube heat exchangers

    Sayed Ahmed, Sayed Ahmed E.; Mesalhy, Osama M.; Abdelatief, Mohamed A.


    The performance of heat exchangers can be improved to perform a certain heat-transfer duty by heat transfer enhancement techniques. Enhancement techniques can be divided into two categories: passive and active. Active methods require external power, such as electric or acoustic field, mechanical devices, or surface vibration, whereas passive methods do not require external power but make use of a special surface geometry or fluid additive which cause heat transfer enhancement. The majority of commercially interesting enhancement techniques are passive ones. This paper presents a review of published works on the characteristics of heat transfer and flow in finned tube heat exchangers of the existing patterns. The review considers plain, louvered, slit, wavy, annular, longitudinal, and serrated fins. This review can be indicated by the status of the research in this area which is important. The comparison of finned tubes heat exchangers shows that those with slit, plain, and wavy finned tubes have the highest values of area goodness factor while the heat exchanger with annular fin shows the lowest. A better heat transfer coefficient ha is found for a heat exchanger with louvered finned and thus should be regarded as the most efficient one, at fixed pumping power per heat transfer area. This study points out that although numerous studies have been conducted on the characteristics of flow and heat transfer in round, elliptical, and flat tubes, studies on some types of streamlined-tubes shapes are limited, especially on wing-shaped tubes (Sayed Ahmed et al. in Heat Mass Transf 50: 1091-1102, 2014; in Heat Mass Transf 51: 1001-1016, 2015). It is recommended that further detailed studies via numerical simulations and/or experimental investigations should be carried out, in the future, to put further insight to these fin designs.

  12. Research of heat exchange rate of the pulsating heat pipe

    Kravets V. Yu.; Naumova A. M.; Vovkogon A. M.


    Given article presents experimental research of heat transfer characteristics of the pulsating heat pipe (PHP) which consists of seven coils with 1 mm inner diameter. Water was used as the heat carrier. PHP construction, measuring circuit and research technique are presented. It is shown that under PHP functioning there are two characteristic modes of operation, which can be distinguished by values of thermal resistance. PHP heat exchange features are disclosed.


    Ekadewi Anggraini Handoyo


    In a heat exchanger, there is heat transferred either from the surrounding or to the surrounding, which is not expected. A thermal insulator is used to reduce this heat transfer. The effectiveness of a heat exchanger will increase if the heat loss to surrounding can be reduced. Theoretically, the thicker the insulator the smaller the heat loss in a plate heat exchanger. A research is carried on to study the effect of an insulator thickness on heat exchanger effectiveness. The insulators used ...

  14. Phase Change Material Heat Exchanger Life Test

    Lillibridge, Sean; Stephan, Ryan


    Low Lunar Orbit (LLO) poses unique thermal challenges for the orbiting space craft, particularly regarding the performance of the radiators. The IR environment of the space craft varies drastically from the light side to the dark side of the moon. The result is a situation where a radiator sized for the maximal heat load in the most adverse situation is subject to freezing on the dark side of the orbit. One solution to this problem is to implement Phase Change Material (PCM) Heat Exchangers. PCM Heat Exchangers act as a "thermal capacitor," storing thermal energy when there is too much being produced by the space craft to reject to space, and then feeding that energy back into the thermal loop when conditions are more favorable. Because they do not use an expendable resource, such as the feed water used by sublimators and evaporators, PCM Heat Exchangers are ideal for long duration LLO missions. In order to validate the performance of PCM Heat Exchangers, a life test is being conducted on four n-Pentadecane, carbon filament heat exchangers. Fluid loop performance, repeatability, and measurement of performance degradation over 2500 melt-freeze cycles will be performed.

  15. Materials, Turbomachinery and Heat Exchangers for Supercritical CO2 Systems

    Anderson, Mark; Nellis, Greg; Corradini, Michael


    The objective of this project is to produce the necessary data to evaluate the performance of the supercritical carbon dioxide cycle. The activities include a study of materials compatibility of various alloys at high temperatures, the heat transfer and pressure drop in compact heat exchanger units, and turbomachinery issues, primarily leakage rates through dynamic seals. This experimental work will serve as a test bed for model development and design calculations, and will help define further tests necessary to develop high-efficiency power conversion cycles for use on a variety of reactor designs, including the sodium fast reactor (SFR) and very high-temperature gas reactor (VHTR). The research will be broken into three separate tasks. The first task deals with the analysis of materials related to the high-temperature S-CO{sub 2} Brayton cycle. The most taxing materials issues with regard to the cycle are associated with the high temperatures in the reactor side heat exchanger and in the high-temperature turbine. The system could experience pressures as high as 20MPa and temperatures as high as 650°C. The second task deals with optimization of the heat exchangers required by the S-CO{sub 2} cycle; the S-CO{sub 2} flow passages in these heat exchangers are required whether the cycle is coupled with a VHTR or an SFR. At least three heat exchangers will be required: the pre-cooler before compression, the recuperator, and the heat exchanger that interfaces with the reactor coolant. Each of these heat exchangers is unique and must be optimized separately. The most challenging heat exchanger is likely the pre-cooler, as there is only about a 40°C temperature change but it operates close to the CO{sub 2} critical point, therefore inducing substantial changes in properties. The proposed research will focus on this most challenging component. The third task examines seal leakage through various dynamic seal designs under the conditions expected in the S-CO{sub 2} cycle

  16. Near Field Investigation of Borehole Heat Exchangers

    Erol, Selcuk


    As an alternative and renewable energy source, the shallow geothermal energy evolving as one of the most popular energy source due to its easy accessibility and availability worldwide, and the ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems are the most frequent applications for extracting the energy from the shallow subsurface. As the heat extraction capacity of the GSHP system applications arises, the design of the borehole heat exchangers (BHE), which is the connected part of the system in the grou...

  17. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter system

    A radiometric isothermal heat flow calorimeter and preconditioner system that uses air instead of water as the heat exchange medium has been developed at Mound. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter is 42 inches high by 18 inches in diameter and the preconditioner is a 22 inch cube, making it extremely compact compared to existing units. The new system is ideally suited for transportable, stand-alone, or glovebox applications. Preliminary tests of the system have produced sample measurements with standard deviations less than 0.25% and sample errors less than 0.50%. These tests have shown that the dry heat exchanger system will yield acceptance data with an accuracy comparable to those of Mound water bath systems now in use. 4 figs., 1 tab

  18. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter system

    This paper reports on a radiometric isothermal heat flow calorimeter and preconditioner system that uses air instead of water as the heat exchange medium which has been developed for use with nuclear material. The dry heat exchanger calorimeter is 42 in. high by 18 in. in diameter and the preconditioner is a 22 in. cube, making it extremely compact compared to existing units. The new system is ideally suited for transportable, stand-alone, or glovebox applications. Preliminary tests of the system have produced sample measurements with standard deviations less than 0.25% and sample errors less than 0.50%. These tests have shown that the dry heat exchanger system will yield acceptable data with an accuracy comparable to those of Mound water bath systems now in use

  19. Decontamination of Primary Heat Exchanger Heat Transfer Plate in HANARO

    In HANARO, a multi-purpose research reactor, a 30 MWth open-tank-in-pool type, a plate type primary heat exchanger transfers the reactor core residual heat absorbed by a primary coolant to a secondary coolant. There was a leakage in the gasket of the no. one heat exchanger after about five years of normal operation. The leaking heat transfer plate pack was replaced with a new one and decontaminated. This paper describes the method of decontaminating the radioactivity of the no. 1 heat exchanger used plate pack and the results. A chemical treatment method was applied to the decontamination. This treatment method consists of cleaning the used plate with a hydro jet after properly depositing it in a scale agent

  20. Performance Investigation of Plate Type Heat Exchanger (A Case Study)

    Simarpreet Singh; Sanjeev Jakhar


    Heat exchanger is a thermodynamic system which is most commonly used in the process industry for exchanging heat energy between the fluids. flowing in the same or opposite direction. It is desired that effectiveness of heat exchanger should remain as large as possible. Heat exchanger's performance may be improved by the addition of fins or corrugations. These investigations include design of plate type heat exchanger, heat transfer enhancement, flow phenomenon and cleanliness ...

  1. Design of common heat exchanger network for batch processes

    Heat integration of energy streams is very important for the efficient energy recovery in production systems. Pinch technology is a very useful tool for heat integration and maximizing energy efficiency. Creating of heat exchangers network as a common solution for systems in batch mode that will be applicable in all existing time slices is very difficult. This paper suggests a new methodology for design of common heat exchanger network for batch processes. Heat exchanger network designs were created for all determined repeatable and non-repeatable time periods – time slices. They are the basis for creating the common heat exchanger network. The common heat exchanger network as solution, satisfies all heat-transfer needs for each time period and for every existing combination of selected streams in the production process. This methodology use split of some heat exchangers into two or more heat exchange units or heat exchange zones. The reason for that is the multipurpose use of heat exchangers between different pairs of streams in different time periods. Splitting of large heat exchangers would maximize the total heat transfer usage of heat exchange units. Final solution contains heat exchangers with the minimum heat load as well as the minimum need of heat transfer area. The solution is applicable for all determined time periods and all existing stream combinations. - Highlights: •Methodology for design of energy efficient systems in batch processes. •Common Heat Exchanger Network solution based on designs with Pinch technology. •Multipurpose use of heat exchangers in batch processes

  2. 14 CFR 29.1125 - Exhaust heat exchangers.


    ... exchangers. For reciprocating engine powered rotorcraft the following apply: (a) Each exhaust heat exchanger... is subject to contact with exhaust gases; and (4) No exhaust heat exchanger or muff may have stagnant... an exhaust heat exchanger is used for heating ventilating air used by personnel— (1) There must be...

  3. 21 CFR 870.4240 - Cardiopulmonary bypass heat exchanger.


    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cardiopulmonary bypass heat exchanger. 870.4240... bypass heat exchanger. (a) Identification. A cardiopulmonary bypass heat exchanger is a device, consisting of a heat exchange system used in extracorporeal circulation to warm or cool the blood...

  4. 14 CFR 25.1125 - Exhaust heat exchangers.


    ... exchangers. For reciprocating engine powered airplanes, the following apply: (a) Each exhaust heat exchanger... provisions wherever it is subject to contact with exhaust gases; and (4) No exhaust heat exchanger or muff... carrying flammable fluids. (b) If an exhaust heat exchanger is used for heating ventilating air— (1)...

  5. Simulation of induction heating process with radiative heat exchange

    A. Kachel


    Full Text Available Purpose: Numerical modelling of induction heating process is a complex issue. It needs analysis of coupled electromagnetic and thermal fields. Calculation models for electromagnetic field analysis as well as thermal field analysis need simplifications. In case of thermal field calculations, correct modelling of radiative heat exchange between the heated charge and inductor’s thermal insulation is essential. Most commercial calculation programs enabling coupled analysis of electromagnetic and thermal fields do not allow taking into consideration radiative heat exchange between calculation model components, which limits thermal calculations only to the charge area. The paper presents a supplementation of the program Flux 2D with radiative heat exchange procedures.Design/methodology/approach: Commercial program Flux 2D designed for coupled electromagnetic and thermal calculation (based on finite element method was supplemented with authors program for radiative heat exchange based on numerical integration of classic equations.Findings: Supplementation EM-T calculations with radiative heat exchange between charge and inductor enables to calculate thermal insulation parameters and increase precision of modelling.Research limitations/implications: Procedures for radiative heat exchange enables calculation of two surfaces (flat or cylindrical with finite dimensions. The surfaces can be displaced relative to each other (charge shorter or longer than thermal insulation of inductor. Material of surfaces is modelled as: flat, diffuse, radiant surfaces absorb energy evenly in the whole spectrum (grey bodies. The whole system is modelled as in a steady thermal state (quasi-steady.Originality/value: Authors program extends Flux 2D features with a possibility for calculating radiative heat transfer. The application of radiative process is possible between all components of the studied model, not only for the boundary conditions.


    V.NATARAJAN,; Dr. P. Senthil Kumar


    This paper focused on the investigational cram of the recital characteristics of tube-in-tube compact heat exchangers. Experiments are conducted in the compact heat exchangers with R-134a and liquefiedpetroleum gas. The effectiveness of the heat exchangers was calculated using the experiment data and it was found that the effectiveness of heat exchanger-1 is above 75 and heat exchanger-2 is above 84% for R-134a.The effectiveness of heat exchanger-1 is about 60% and heat exchanger-2 is about 8...

  7. Intermediate heat exchanger for HTR process heat application

    In the French study on the nuclear gasification of coal, the following options were recommended: Coal hydrogenation, the hydrogen being derived from CH4 reforming under the effects of HTR heat; the use of an intermediate helium circuit between the nuclear plant and the reforming plant. The purpose of the present paper is to describe the heat exchanger designed to transfer heat from the primary to the intermediate circuit

  8. Simulation of induction heating process with radiative heat exchange

    A. Kachel; R. Przyłucki


    Purpose: Numerical modelling of induction heating process is a complex issue. It needs analysis of coupled electromagnetic and thermal fields. Calculation models for electromagnetic field analysis as well as thermal field analysis need simplifications. In case of thermal field calculations, correct modelling of radiative heat exchange between the heated charge and inductor’s thermal insulation is essential. Most commercial calculation programs enabling coupled analysis of electromagnetic and ...

  9. Modeling particle deposition on HVAC heat exchangers

    Fouling of fin-and-tube heat exchangers by particle deposition leads to diminished effectiveness in supplying ventilation and air conditioning. This paper explores mechanisms that cause particle deposition on heat exchanger surfaces. We present a model that accounts for impaction, diffusion, gravitational settling, and turbulence. Simulation results suggest that some submicron particles deposit in the heat exchanger core, but do not cause significant performance impacts. Particles between 1 and 10(micro)m deposit with probabilities ranging from 1-20% with fin edge impaction representing the dominant mechanism. Particles larger than 10(micro)m deposit by impaction on refrigerant tubes, gravitational settling on fin corrugations, and mechanisms associated with turbulent airflow. The model results agree reasonably well with experimental data, but the deposition of larger particles at high velocities is underpredicted. Geometric factors, such as discontinuities in the fins, are hypothesized to be responsible for the discrepancy

  10. The dynamic behaviour of heat exchangers

    In order to study the dynamics of nuclear power plants, one needs mathematical models made up of ordinary differential equations. This report deals with models for heat exchangers. These models allow exact evaluations of the temperatures for any steady state. The deformation of the temperature maps during transients is taken into account. To do this, average temperatures are evaluated keeping In mind, on one hand the partial differential equations, on the other hand, the physical phenomenons which are involved. Seven ordinary differential equations at most, are necessary for one heat exchanger. Theses models were compared with mathematically exact ones and also with experimental results, that EDF was able to measure on EDF-1 heat exchangers. The results appear to be correct. (authors)

  11. ASME code considerations for the compact heat exchanger

    Nestell, James [MPR Associates Inc., Alexandria, VA (United States); Sham, Sam [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)


    The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy is to advance nuclear power in order to meet the nation's energy, environmental, and energy security needs. Advanced high temperature reactor systems such as sodium fast reactors and high and very high temperature gas-cooled reactors are being considered for the next generation of nuclear reactor plant designs. The coolants for these high temperature reactor systems include liquid sodium and helium gas. Supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO₂), a fluid at a temperature and pressure above the supercritical point of CO₂, is currently being investigated by DOE as a working fluid for a nuclear or fossil-heated recompression closed Brayton cycle energy conversion system that operates at 550°C (1022°F) at 200 bar (2900 psi). Higher operating temperatures are envisioned in future developments. All of these design concepts require a highly effective heat exchanger that transfers heat from the nuclear or chemical reactor to the chemical process fluid or the to the power cycle. In the nuclear designs described above, heat is transferred from the primary to the secondary loop via an intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) and then from the intermediate loop to either a working process or a power cycle via a secondary heat exchanger (SHX). The IHX is a component in the primary coolant loop which will be classified as "safety related." The intermediate loop will likely be classified as "not safety related but important to safety." These safety classifications have a direct bearing on heat exchanger design approaches for the IHX and SHX. The very high temperatures being considered for the VHTR will require the use of very high temperature alloys for the IHX and SHX. Material cost considerations alone will dictate that the IHX and SHX be highly effective; that is, provide high heat transfer area in a small volume. This feature must be accompanied by low pressure drop and mechanical reliability and

  12. Design of heat exchanger for heating UF6 feed in nuclear fuel element plant

    The process of conversion of UF6 to UO2 through Integrated Dry Route (IDR) is done in a rotary kiln reactor. There are two stages of initial treatment / conditioning before inserting the UF6 in to the reactor: changing UF6 solid into the gas phase at a temperature of 60°C in an evaporator, and then, raising the temperature of UF6 gas from 60°C to 290°C in a Heat Exchanger (HE). Therefore it is necessary to design a HE for heating UF6 gas by determination / calculation of HE specifications as a heater. The steps activities of determining the specifications of HE in the Following sequence: determining the value of the heat load Q, determining the approximate dimensions of the Heat Exchanger, determining the dimensions / specifications corrected Heat Exchanger, HE pressure drop calculation. The result of this design specification is a type of hairpin double pipe HE with a length of 12 ft, 2 x 1 ¼. IPS. Pipe material is Inconel (alloy -600) that is resistant to UF6, HF, and Steam. Annulus material is carbon steel. Pressure drop in annulus is 0.0004 psi, and in inner pipe is 0.042 psi. Heat Exchanger with specs like this can function as UF6 gas heater so that the temperature be 290°C. (author)


    Zhu, W; Gianchandani, Yogesh B.; Nellis, G. F.; Klein, Sanford A.


    Submitted on behalf of EDA Publishing Association ( International audience This paper describes a lithography-based microfabrication process developed for a recuperative heat exchanger intended for use in a cryosurgical probe. The probe, which uses the Joule-Thomson (JT) cooling cycle, must achieve a temperature < -50°C, with a freeze rate of 25-50°C/min. The heat exchanger must maintain high stream-to-stream thermal conductance while restricting...

  14. Micro-Scale Regenerative Heat Exchanger

    Moran, Matthew E.; Stelter, Stephan; Stelter, Manfred


    A micro-scale regenerative heat exchanger has been designed, optimized and fabricated for use in a micro-Stirling device. Novel design and fabrication techniques enabled the minimization of axial heat conduction losses and pressure drop, while maximizing thermal regenerative performance. The fabricated prototype is comprised of ten separate assembled layers of alternating metal-dielectric composite. Each layer is offset to minimize conduction losses and maximize heat transfer by boundary layer disruption. A grating pattern of 100 micron square non-contiguous flow passages were formed with a nominal 20 micron wall thickness, and an overall assembled ten-layer thickness of 900 microns. Application of the micro heat exchanger is envisioned in the areas of micro-refrigerators/coolers, micropower devices, and micro-fluidic devices.

  15. Multidimensional numerical modeling of heat exchangers

    Sha, W. T.; Yang, C. I.; Kao, T. T.; Cho, S. M.

    A comprehensive, multidimensional, thermal-hydraulic model is developed for the analysis of shell-and-tube heat exchangers for liquid-metal services. For the shellside fluid, the conservation equations of mass, momentum, and energy for continuum fluids are modified using the concept of porosity, surface permeability and distributed resistance to account for the blockage effects due to the presence of heat-transfer tubes, flow baffles/shrouds, the support plates, etc. On the tubeside, the heat-transfer tubes are connected in parallel between the inlet and outlet plenums, and tubeside flow distribution is calculated based on the plenum-to-plenum pressure difference being equal for all tubes. It is assumed that the fluid remains single-phase on the shell side and may undergo phase-change on the tube side, thereby simulating the conditions of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) intermediate heat exchangers (IHX) and steam generators (SG).

  16. Multidimensional numerical modeling of heat exchangers

    A comprehensive, multidimensional, thermal-hydraulic model is developed for the analysis of shell-and-tube heat exchangers for liquid-metal services. For the shellside fluid, the conservation equations of mass, momentum, and energy for continuum fluids are modified using the concept of porosity, surface permeability and distributed resistance to account for the blockage effects due to the presence of heat-transfer tubes, flow baffles/shrouds, the support plates, etc. On the tubeside, the heat-transfer tubes are connected in parallel between the inlet and outlet plenums, and tubeside flow distribution is calculated based on the plenum-to-plenum pressure difference being equal for all tubes. It is assumed that the fluid remains single-phase on the shell side and may undergo phase-change on the tube side, thereby simulating the conditions of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) intermediate heat exchangers (IHX) and steam generators (SG)

  17. Fouling of heat exchanger surfaces: General principles


    This Data Item ESDU 86038 is an addition to the Heat Transfer Sub-series. The importance of various parameters that affect fouling are discussed. Appropriate methods for dealing with fouling in all stages from design through to operation of heat exchanger equipment are indicated. Methods of suppressing fouling by additives, or of cleaning equipment chemically or mechanically, are considered. A brief outline of the physical process of fouling including some mathematical models is given.

  18. Optimization of parameters of heat exchangers vehicles

    Andrei MELEKHIN; Aleksandr MELEKHIN


    The relevance of the topic due to the decision of problems of the economy of resources in heating systems of vehicles. To solve this problem we have developed an integrated method of research, which allows to solve tasks on optimization of parameters of heat exchangers vehicles. This method decides multicriteria optimization problem with the program nonlinear optimization on the basis of software with the introduction of an array of temperatures obtained using thermography. The authors have d...

  19. Hierarchic modeling of heat exchanger thermal hydraulics

    Volume Averaging Technique (VAT) is employed in order to model the heat exchanger cross-flow as a porous media flow. As the averaging of the transport equations lead to a closure problem, separate relations are introduced to model interphase momentum and heat transfer between fluid flow and the solid structure. The hierarchic modeling is used to calculate the local drag coefficient Cd as a function of Reynolds number Reh. For that purpose a separate model of REV is built and DNS of flow through REV is performed. The local values of heat transfer coefficient h are obtained from available literature. The geometry of the simulation domain and boundary conditions follow the geometry of the experimental test section used at U.C.L.A. The calculated temperature fields reveal that the geometry with denser pin-fins arrangement (HX1) heats fluid flow faster. The temperature field in the HX2 exhibits the formation of thermal boundary layer between pin-fins, which has a significant role in overall thermal performance of the heat exchanger. Although presented discrepancies of the whole-section drag coefficient Cd are large, we believe that hierarchic modeling is an appropriate strategy for calculation of complex transport phenomena in heat exchanger geometries.(author)




    Abstract: This paper presents the numerical simulation of several types of vertical ground heat exchangers. The ground heat exchangers (GHEs) such as U-tube, double-tube and multi-tube were simulated using the commercial CFD software FLUENT. Water flows through the heat exchangers and exchanges the heat to the ground. The inlet and outlet water temperatures, flow rate, and heat exchange rate are presented. The heat exchange rates in discontinuous short-time period of operation ...

  1. A Ceramic Heat Exchanger for Solar Receivers

    Robertson Jr., C.; Stacy, L.


    Design intended for high-temperature service. Proposed ceramic-tube and header heat exchangers used for solar-concentrating collector operating in 25- to 150-KW power range at temperatures between 2,000 degrees and 3,000 degrees F (1,095 degrees and 1,650 degrees C).

  2. Exergo-ecological evaluation of heat exchanger

    Stanek Wojciech


    Full Text Available Thermodynamic optimization of thermal devices requires information about the influence of operational and structural parameters on its behaviour. The interconnections among parameters can be estimated by tools such as CFD, experimental statistic of the deviceetc. Despite precise and comprehensive results obtained by CFD, the time of computations is relatively long. This disadvantage often cannot be accepted in case of optimization as well as online control of thermal devices. As opposed to CFD the neural network or regression is characterized by short computational time, but does not take into account any physical phenomena occurring in the considered process. The CFD model of heat exchanger was built using commercial package Fluent/Ansys. The empirical model of heat exchanger has been assessed by regression and neural networks based on the set of pseudo-measurements generated by the exact CFD model. In the paper, the usage of the developed empirical model of heat exchanger for the minimisation of TEC is presented. The optimisationconcerns operational parameters of heat exchanger. The TEC expresses the cumulative exergy consumption of non-renewable resources. The minimization of the TEC is based on the objective function formulated by Szargut. However, the authors extended the classical TEC by the introduction of the exergy bonus theory proposed by Valero. The TEC objective function fulfils the rules of life cycle analysis because it contains the investment expenditures (measured by the cumulative exergy consumption of non-renewable natural resources, the operation of devices and the final effects of decommissioning the installation.

  3. Heat exchanger for a contaminated fluid

    A heat exchanger, in particular for a contaminated fluid in the nuclear industry. The tubes forming the tube core are welded and crimped across the whole width of the tubular plate which defines the floating head together with the sealing cover, and said tubular plate is also welded and crimped to the calandria along the whole of its periphery. (author)

  4. Exergy-Economic Criteria for Evaluating Heat Exchanger Performance

    Wu Shuangying; Li Yourong


    Based on the exergy-economic analysis of heat exchanger heat transfer and flow process, two new exergyeconomic criteria which are defined as the total costs per unit heat transfer rate ηt t for heat transfer exchanger and the net profit per unit heat recovery rate ηr for heat recovery exchanger respectively are put forward.Furthermore, the application of criteria is illustrated by the evaluation of down-flow, counter-flow and cross-flow heat exchangers performance. The methods employed and results presented in this paper can serve as a guide for the performance evaluation of heat exchangers.

  5. Tube-in-shell heat exchangers

    Tube-in-shell heat exchangers normally comprise a bundle of parallel tubes within a shell container, with a fluid arranged to flow through the tubes in heat exchange with a second fluid flowing through the shell. The tubes are usually end supported by the tube plates that separate the two fluids, and in use the tube attachments to the tube plates and the tube plates can be subject to severe stress by thermal shock and frequent inspection and servicing are required. Where the heat exchangers are immersed in a coolant such as liquid Na such inspection is difficult. In the arrangement described a longitudinally extending central tube is provided incorporating axially spaced cylindrical tube plates to which the opposite ends of the tubes are attached. Within this tube there is a tubular baffle that slidably seals against the wall of the tube between the cylindrical tube plates to define two co-axial flow ducts. These ducts are interconnected at the closed end of the tube by the heat exchange tubes and the baffle comprises inner and outer spaced walls with the interspace containing Ar. The baffle is easily removable and can be withdrawn to enable insertion of equipment for inspecting the wall of the tube and tube attachments and to facilitate plugging of defective tubes. Cylindrical tube plates are believed to be superior for carrying pressure loads and resisting the effects of thermal shock. Some protection against thermal shock can be effected by arranging that the secondary heat exchange fluid is on the tube side, and by providing a thermal baffle to prevent direct impingement of hot primary fluid on to the cylindrical tube plates. The inner wall of the tubular baffle may have flexible expansible region. Some nuclear reactor constructions incorporating such an arrangement are described, including liquid metal reactors. (U.K.)

  6. Thermal hydraulic design of intermediate heat exchanger

    Intermediate heat exchanger (IHX) is a very important component of Fast Breeder Reactor because it forms the boundary between radioactive primary sodium and non-radioactive secondary sodium. IHX of the 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor is a shell and tube heat exchanger with primary sodium flowing on the shell side. Cross flow heat transfer at the primary sodium entrance demands unequal secondary flow distribution in various tubes to ensure good safety margin in structural design. This paper brings out details of thermal hydraulic studies to arrive at a suitable secondary flow distribution and choice of a suitable flow distribution device to achieve the same. Application of two-dimensional analysis with computer code THYC-2D has been brought out. (author). 5 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs

  7. Brayton heat exchange unit development program

    Morse, C. J.; Richard, C. E.; Duncan, J. D.


    A Brayton Heat Exchanger Unit (BHXU), consisting of a recuperator, a heat sink heat exchanger and a gas ducting system, was designed, fabricated, and tested. The design was formulated to provide a high performance unit suitable for use in a long-life Brayton-cycle powerplant. A parametric analysis and design study was performed to establish the optimum component configurations to achieve low weight and size and high reliability, while meeting the requirements of high effectiveness and low pressure drop. Layout studies and detailed mechanical and structural design were performed to obtain a flight-type packaging arrangement. Evaluation testing was conducted from which it is estimated that near-design performance can be expected with the use of He-Xe as the working fluid.

  8. Predicting particle deposition on HVAC heat exchangers

    Siegel, Jeffrey A.; Nazaroff, William W.

    Particles in indoor environments may deposit on the surfaces of heat exchangers that are used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Such deposits can lead to performance degradation and indoor air quality problems. We present a model of fin-and-tube heat-exchanger fouling that deterministically simulates particle impaction, gravitational settling, and Brownian diffusion and uses a Monte Carlo simulation to account for impaction due to air turbulence. The model predicts that heat exchangers with air flows and fin spacings that are typical of HVAC systems. For supermicron particles, deposition increases with particle size. The dominant deposition mechanism for 1-10 μm particles is impaction on fin edges. Gravitational settling, impaction, and air turbulence contribute to deposition for particles larger than 10 μm. Gravitational settling is the dominant deposition mechanism for lower air velocities, and impaction on refrigerant tubes is dominant for higher velocities. We measured deposition fractions for 1-16 μm particles at three characteristic air velocities. On average, the measured results show more deposition than the model predicts for an air speed of 1.5 m s -1. The amount that the model underpredicts the measured data increases at higher velocities and especially for larger particles, although the model shows good qualitative agreement with the measured deposition fractions. Discontinuities in the heat-exchanger fins are hypothesized to be responsible for the increase in measured deposition. The model and experiments reported here are for isothermal conditions and do not address the potentially important effects of heat transfer and water phase change on deposition.


    Sandeep S. Samane*, Sudhakar S. Umale


    Heat Exchangers are used to transfer heat effectively from one medium to another medium. There are several aspects to study the performance of heat exchanger. This paper is concerned with thermo-mechanical issues i.e. thermal expansion due to high temperature and high pressure conditions of U-tube heat exchanger. Tubesheet is very complex part of heat exchanger which expands at high temperature. Due to high temperature difference between shell side and channel side fluids thermal stress are g...

  10. Heat exchangers with several heat exchanger matrices mounted in a common casing for separately conducted media

    The heat exchanger is suited for plants with a closed gas cycle such as, e. g., HTR with a helium turbine or drive units for vehicles. It contains heat exchanger matrices running parallel to each other and formed by the folds of a uniformly folded band and by walls covering the saddles of the folds. Two neighbouring matrices each are combined to form a heat exchanger unit and supported between supporting walls. The heat exchanger unit is not firmly connected with these supporting walls and therefore can easily to be inserted or dismounted. For sealing purposes, the fold saddles are contacting the supporting walls because of the high pressure of the meUWIdium, Ior the remaining seals between hp and lp-compartments labyrinth boxes being provided. (UWI)

  11. Study on heat transfer of heat exchangers in the Stirling engine - Performance of heat exchangers in the test Stirling engine

    Kanzaka, Mitsuo; Iwabuchi, Makio


    The heat transfer performance of the actual heat exchangers obtained from the experimental results of the test Stirling engine is presented. The heater for the test engine has 120 heat transfer tubes that consist of a bare-tube part and a fin-tube part. These tubes are located around the combustion chamber and heated by the combustion gas. The cooler is the shell-and-tube-type heat exchanger and is chilled by water. It is shown that the experimental results of heat transfer performance of the heater and cooler of the test Stirling engine are in good agreement with the results calculated by the correlation proposed in our previous heat transfer study under the periodically reversing flow condition. Our correlation is thus confirmed to be applicable to the evaluation of the heat transfer coefficient and the thermal design of the heat exchangers in the Stirling engine.

  12. Investigation of heat exchanger inclination in forced-draught air-cooled heat exchangers

    Kennedy, I.J.; Spence, S.W.T.; Spratt, G.R.; Early, J. M.


    The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of inclining the heat exchanger relative to the fan in a forced draught air-cooled heat exchanger. Since inclination increases plenum depth, the effect of inclination is also compared with increasing plenum depth without inclination. The experimental study shows that inclination improves thermal performance by only 0.5%, when compared with a baseline non-inclined case with a shallow plenum. Similarly, increasing plenum depth without incl...


    F.S. LIPORACE; F.L.P. Pessoa; E.M. Queiroz


    Recently, a new software (AtHENS) that automatically synthesizes a heat exchanger network with minima consumption of utilities was developed. This work deals with the next step, which represents the evolution of the initial network. Hence, new procedures to identify and break loops are incorporated, for which a new algorithm is proposed. Also, a heat exchanger design procedure which uses the available pressure drop to determine the film coefficient on the tube side and shell side is added, pr...

  14. Pollution expectation model on gas side of heat exchanger

    Park, Sang Il [Korea Institute of Energy Research, Taejon (Korea)


    Energy consumption in industries are huge and heat exchanger has been used widely with a development of process industry. For example, the investment on heat exchanger in West Europe is about $32 billion as of 1996. Heat exchanger is used extensively such as recovering energy. However study on fouling of heat exchanger is yet insignificant. Sticking pollutants on electric heat side of heat exchanger causes a drop in its capability, enormous waste of industrial energy, and low productivity due to frequent clean up of heat exchanger. Particularly, for exhaust fumes process that includes many pollutants like incinerator or glass smelting furnace, it has to stop operation and clean up heat exchanger once in 1-3 weeks. Therefore it is very important to understand on polluting phenomenon in heat exchanger for accurate design and operation and to develop a technology to predict polluting amount. 5 figs., 3 tabs.


    Ekadewi Anggraini Handoyo


    Shell-and-tube heat exchanger is a device commonly used to transfer heat. To enhance the heat transfer occurred and to support the tubes inside the shell, baffles are installed. Better heat transfer is obviously expected in a heat exchanger. A research is done to find out the effect of baffle used toward the effectiveness and pressure drop in heat exchanger. The result is that the effectiveness increases when the baffles are installed. Effectiveness increases as the spacing between the baffle...

  16. A jumping shape memory alloy under heat

    Yang, Shuiyuan; Omori, Toshihiro; Wang, Cuiping; Liu, Yong; Nagasako, Makoto; Ruan, Jingjing; Kainuma, Ryosuke; Ishida, Kiyohito; Liu, Xingjun


    Shape memory alloys are typical temperature-sensitive metallic functional materials due to superelasticity and shape recovery characteristics. The conventional shape memory effect involves the formation and deformation of thermally induced martensite and its reverse transformation. The shape recovery process usually takes place over a temperature range, showing relatively low temperature-sensitivity. Here we report novel Cu-Al-Fe-Mn shape memory alloys. Their stress-strain and shape recovery behaviors are clearly different from the conventional shape memory alloys. In this study, although the Cu-12.2Al-4.3Fe-6.6Mn and Cu-12.9Al-3.8Fe-5.6Mn alloys possess predominantly L21 parent before deformation, the 2H martensite stress-induced from L21 parent could be retained after unloading. Furthermore, their shape recovery response is extremely temperature-sensitive, in which a giant residual strain of about 9% recovers instantly and completely during heating. At the same time, the phenomenon of the jumping of the sample occurs. It is originated from the instantaneous completion of the reverse transformation of the stabilized 2H martensite. This novel Cu-Al-Fe-Mn shape memory alloys have great potentials as new temperature-sensitive functional materials.

  17. Thermal induced flow oscillations in heat exchangers for supercritical fluids

    Friedly, J. C.; Manganaro, J. L.; Krueger, P. G.


    Analytical model has been developed to predict possible unstable behavior in supercritical heat exchangers. From complete model, greatly simplified stability criterion is derived. As result of this criterion, stability of heat exchanger system can be predicted in advance.

  18. Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Cargo Heat Exchanger

    Zampiceni, John J.; Harper, Lon T.


    This paper describes the New Shuttle Orbiter's Multi- Purpose Logistics Modulo (MPLM) Cargo Heat Exchanger (HX) and associated MPLM cooling system. This paper presents Heat Exchanger (HX) design and performance characteristics of the system.

  19. Heat-treatment and heat-to-heat variations in the fracture toughness of Alloy 718

    The effect of heat-treatment and heat-to-heat variations on the JIc fracture toughness response of Alloy 718 was examined at room and elevated temperatures using the multiple-specimen R-curve technique. Six heats of alloy 718 were tested in the conventional and modified heat-treated conditions. The fracture toughness response for the modified superalloy was found to be superior to that exhibited by the conventional material. Heat-to-heat variations in the JIc response of Alloy 718 were observed in both heat-treated conditions; the modified treatment exhibited much larger variability. The JIc and corresponding KIc fracture toughness values were analyzed statistically to establish minimum expected toughness, values for use in design and safety analyses. 26 refs., 10 figs., 9 tabs

  20. Performance Investigation of Plate Type Heat Exchanger (A Case Study

    Simarpreet Singh


    Full Text Available Heat exchanger is a thermodynamic system which is most commonly used in the process industry for exchanging heat energy between the fluids. flowing in the same or opposite direction. It is desired that effectiveness of heat exchanger should remain as large as possible. Heat exchanger's performance may be improved by the addition of fins or corrugations. These investigations include design of plate type heat exchanger, heat transfer enhancement, flow phenomenon and cleanliness factor. In process plants, this type of heat exchange is generally used for recovering heat content of exhaust steam. However, with the flow of fluid for a long period, fouling occurs on the plate surface. Therefore, it is required to investigate the effect of fouling, wherever the heat exchanger is installed. An extensive experimental investigation has been carried out under clean and dirty condition of the said plate type heat exchanger. Heat transfer and flow data were collected in experiment. From collected data heat transfer rate, overall heat transfer coefficient, fouling factor and cleanliness factor were evaluated. Based upon the cleanliness factor data, next date of cleanliness for plate type heat exchanger was predicted. It is felt that the outcome of the present research work may be quite useful for efficient operation of plate type heat exchanger installed in Process plants.

  1. Progress Report for Diffusion Welding of the NGNP Process Application Heat Exchangers

    R.E. Mizia; D.E. Clark; M.V. Glazoff; T.E. Lister; T.L. Trowbridge


    The U.S. Department of Energy selected the high temperature gas-cooled reactor as the basis for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). The NGNP will demonstrate the use of nuclear power for electricity, hydrogen production, and process heat applications. The NGNP Project is currently investigating the use of metallic, diffusion welded, compact heat exchangers to transfer heat from the primary (reactor side) heat transport system to the secondary heat transport system. An intermediate heat exchanger will transfer this heat to downstream applications such as hydrogen production, process heat, and electricity generation. The channeled plates that make up the heat transfer surfaces of the intermediate heat exchanger will have to be assembled into an array by diffusion welding. This report describes the preliminary results of a scoping study that evaluated the diffusion welding process parameters and the resultant mechanical properties of diffusion welded joints using Alloy 800H. The long-term goal of the program is to progress towards demonstration of small heat exchanger unit cells fabricated with diffusion welds. Demonstration through mechanical testing of the unit cells will support American Society of Mechanical Engineers rules and standards development, reduce technical risk, and provide proof of concept for heat exchanger fabrication methods needed to deploy heat exchangers in several potential NGNP configurations.1 Researchers also evaluated the usefulness of modern thermodynamic and diffusion computational tools (Thermo-Calc and Dictra) in optimizing the parameters for diffusion welding of Alloy 800H. The modeling efforts suggested a temperature of 1150 C for 1 hour with an applied pressure of 5 MPa using 15 {micro}m nickel foil as joint filler to reduce chromium oxidation on the welded surfaces. Good agreement between modeled and experimentally determined concentration gradients was achieved

  2. Heat-Exchanger Computational Procedure For Temperature-Dependent Fouling

    Chiappetta, L.; Szetela, E.


    Computer program predicts heat-exchanger performance under variety of conditions. Program provides rapid means of calculating distribution of fluid and wall temperatures, fuel deposit formation, and pressure losses at various locations in heat exchanger. Developed for use with heat exchanger that vaporizes fuel prior to fuel ignition; other applications possible.

  3. 14 CFR 23.1125 - Exhaust heat exchangers.


    ...) Each exhaust heat exchanger must be constructed and installed to withstand the vibration, inertia, and... cooling provisions wherever it is subject to contact with exhaust gases. (b) Each heat exchanger used for... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Exhaust heat exchangers. 23.1125 Section...

  4. 40 CFR 63.1328 - Heat exchange systems provisions.


    ... 40 Protection of Environment 11 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Heat exchange systems provisions. 63... Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Group IV Polymers and Resins § 63.1328 Heat exchange... of this subpart. (h) The compliance date for heat exchange systems subject to the provisions of...

  5. Multidimensional numerical modeling of heat exchanges

    A comprehensive, multidimensional, thermal-hydraulic model is developed for the analysis of shell-and-tube heat exchanges for liquid metal services. For the shellside fluid, the conservation equations of mass, momentum and energy for continuum fluids are modified using the concept of porosity, surface premeability and distributed resistance to account for the blockage effects due to the presence of heat transfer tubes, flow baffles/shrouds, the support plates, etc. On the tubeside, heat transfer tubes are connected in parallel between the inlet and outlet plenums, and tubeside flow distribution is calculated based on the plenum-to-plenum pressure difference being equal for all tubes. It is assumed that the fluid remains single-phased on the shell side and may undergo phase-change in the tube side, thereby simulating the conditions of Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reaction (LMFBR) intermediate heat exchanges (IHX) and steam generators (SG). The analytical model predictions are compared with three sets of test data (one for IHX and two for SG) and favorable results are obtained, thus providing a limited validation of the model

  6. A heat transfer model of a horizontal ground heat exchanger

    Mironov, R. E.; Shtern, Yu. I.; Shtern, M. Yu.; Rogachev, M. S.


    Ground-source heat pumps are gaining popularity in Eastern Europe, especially those which are using the horizontal ground heat exchanger (GHX). Due to the difficulty of accessing GHX after the installation, materials and the quality of the installation must satisfy the very high requirements. An inaccurate calculation of GHX can be the reason of a scarcity of heat power in a crucial moment. So far, there isn't any appropriate mathematical description of the horizontal GHX which takes into account the mutual influence of GHX pipes on each other. To solve this problem we used the temperature wave approach. As a result, a mathematical model which describes the dependence of the heat transfer rate per unit length of the horizontal GHX pipe on the thermal properties of soil, operating time of GHX and the distance between pipes was obtained. Using this model, heat transfer rates per unit length of a horizontal GHX were plotted as functions of the distance between pipes and operating time. The modeling shows that heat transfer rates decreases rapidly with the distance between pipes lower then 2 meters. After the launch of heat pump, heat power of GHX is reduced during the first 20 - 30 days and get steady after that. The obtained results correlate with experimental data. Therefore the proposed mathematical model can be used to design a horizontal GHX with the optimal characteristics, and predict its capability during operation.

  7. Comparative analysis of compact heat exchangers for application as the intermediate heat exchanger for advanced nuclear reactors

    Highlights: • Compact heat exchanger designs evaluated for advanced nuclear reactor applications. • Wavy channel PCHE compared with offset strip-fin heat exchanger (OSFHE). • 15° pitch angle wavy channel PCHE offers optimum performance characteristics. • OSFHE exhibits higher pressure drop and lower compactness than other options. • Comparison technique applicable for evaluating candidate heat exchangers designs. - Abstract: A comparative evaluation of alternative compact heat exchanger designs for use as the intermediate heat exchanger in advanced nuclear reactor systems is presented in this article. Candidate heat exchangers investigated included the Printed circuit heat exchanger (PCHE) and offset strip-fin heat exchanger (OSFHE). Both these heat exchangers offer high surface area to volume ratio (a measure of compactness [m2/m3]), high thermal effectiveness, and overall low pressure drop. Helium–helium heat exchanger designs for different heat exchanger types were developed for a 600 MW thermal advanced nuclear reactor. The wavy channel PCHE with a 15° pitch angle was found to offer optimum combination of heat transfer coefficient, compactness and pressure drop as compared to other alternatives. The principles of the comparative analysis presented here will be useful for heat exchanger evaluations in other applications as well

  8. Microchannel Heat Exchangers with Carbon Dioxide

    Zhao, Y.; Ohadi, M.M.; Radermacher, R.


    The objective of the present study was to determine the performance of CO{sub 2} microchannel evaporators and gas coolers in operational conditions representing those of residential heat pumps. A set of breadboard prototype microchannel evaporators and gas coolers was developed and tested. The refrigerant in the heat exchangers followed a counter cross-flow path with respect to the airflow direction. The test conditions corresponded to the typical operating conditions of residential heat pumps. In addition, a second set of commercial microchannel evaporators and gas coolers was tested for a less comprehensive range of operating conditions. The test results were reduced and a comprehensive data analysis, including comparison with the previous studies in this field, was performed. Capacity and pressure drop of the evaporator and gas cooler for the range of parameters studied were analyzed and are documented in this report. A gas cooler performance prediction model based on non-dimensional parameters was also developed and results are discussed as well. In addition, in the present study, experiments were conducted to evaluate capacities and pressure drops for sub-critical CO{sub 2} flow boiling and transcritical CO{sub 2} gas cooling in microchannel heat exchangers. An extensive review of the literature failed to indicate any previous systematic study in this area, suggesting a lack of fundamental understanding of the phenomena and a lack of comprehensive data that would quantify the performance potential of CO{sub 2} microchannel heat exchangers for the application at hand. All experimental tests were successfully conducted with an energy balance within {+-}3%. The only exceptions to this were experiments at very low saturation temperatures (-23 C), where energy balances were as high as 10%. In the case of evaporators, it was found that a lower saturation temperature (especially when moisture condensation occurs) improves the overall heat transfer coefficient

  9. Characteristics of heat flow in recuperative heat exchangers

    Lalović Milisav


    Full Text Available A simplified model of heat flow in cross-flow tube recuperative heat exchangers (recuperators was presented in this paper. One of the purposes of this investigation was to analyze changes in the values of some parameters of heat transfer in recuperators during combustion air preheating. The logarithmic mean temperature (Atm and overall heat transfer coefficient (U, are two basic parameters of heat flow, while the total heated area surface (A is assumed to be constant. The results, presented as graphs and in the form of mathematical expressions, were obtained by analytical methods and using experimental data. The conditions of gaseous fuel combustions were defined by the heat value of gaseous fuel Qd = 9263.894 J.m-3, excess air ratio λ= 1.10, content of oxygen in combustion air ν(O2 = 26%Vol, the preheating temperature of combustion air (cold fluid outlet temperature tco = 100-500°C, the inlet temperature of combustion products (hot fluid inlet temperature thi = 600-1100°C.

  10. Condensation in horizontal heat exchanger tubes

    Leyer, S.; Zacharias, T.; Maisberger, F.; Lamm, M. [AREVA NP GmbH, Paul-Gossen-Strasse 100, Erlangen, 91052 (Germany); Vallee, C.; Beyer, M.; Hampel, U. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Bautzner Landstrasse 400, Dresden, 01328 (Germany)


    Many innovative reactor concepts for Generation III nuclear power plants use passive safety equipment for residual heat removal. These systems use two phase natural circulation. Heat transfer to the coolant results in a density difference providing the driving head for the required mass flow. By balancing the pressure drop the system finds its operational mode. Therefore the systems depend on a strong link between heat transfer and pressure drop determining the mass flow through the system. In order to be able to analyze these kind of systems with the help of state of the art computer codes the implemented numerical models for heat transfer, pressure drop or two phase flow structure must be able to predict the system performance in a wide parameter range. Goal of the program is to optimize the numerical models and therefore the performance of computer codes analyzing passive systems. Within the project the heat transfer capacity of a heat exchanger tube will be investigated. Therefore the tube will be equipped with detectors, both temperature and pressure, in several directions perpendicular to the tube axis to be able to resolve the angular heat transfer. In parallel the flow structure of a two phase flow inside and along the tube will be detected with the help of x-ray tomography. The water cooling outside of the tube will be realized by forced convection. It will be possible to combine the flow structure measurement with an angular resolved heat transfer for a wide parameter range. The test rig is set up at the TOPLFOW facility at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), so that it will be possible to vary the pressure between 5 and 70 bar. The steam mass content will be varied between 0 and 100 percent. The results will be compared to the large scaled Emergency Condenser Tests performed at the INKA test facility in Karlstein (Germany). The paper will explain the test setup and the status of the project will be presented. (authors)

  11. New plates for different types of plate heat exchangers

    Fernandes, Carla S.; Dias, Ricardo P.; João M. Maia


    The first patent for a plate heat exchanger was granted in 1878 to Albretch Dracke, a German inventor. The commercial embodiment of these equipments has become available in 1923. However, the plate heat exchanger development race began in the 1930’s and these gasketed plate and frame heat exchangers were mainly used as pasteurizers (e.g. for milk and beer). Industrial plate heat exchangers were introduced in the 1950’s and initially they were converted dairy models. Brazed plate heat exchange...

  12. Investigation Status of Heat Exchange while Boiling Hydrocarbon Fuel

    D. S. Obukhov


    Full Text Available The paper contains analysis of heat exchange investigations while boiling hydrocarbon fuel. The obtained data are within the limits of the S.S. Kutateladze dependence proposed in 1939. Heat exchange at non-stationary heat release has not been investigated. The data for hydrocarbon fuel with respect to critical density of heat flow are not available even for stationary conditions.

  13. Investigation Status of Heat Exchange while Boiling Hydrocarbon Fuel

    D. S. Obukhov


    The paper contains analysis of heat exchange investigations while boiling hydrocarbon fuel. The obtained data are within the limits of the S.S. Kutateladze dependence proposed in 1939. Heat exchange at non-stationary heat release has not been investigated. The data for hydrocarbon fuel with respect to critical density of heat flow are not available even for stationary conditions.

  14. Technology Solutions Case Study: Foundation Heat Exchanger, Oak Ridge, Tennessee



    The foundation heat exchanger, developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is a new concept for a cost-effective horizontal ground heat exchanger that can be connected to water-to-water or water-to-air heat pump systems for space conditioning as well as domestic water heating.

  15. Thermomechanical treatment of heat-resisting alloys

    Different types of thermomechanical treatment (TMT) are considered in the review. Three schemes which are used for heat resistant ageing alloys are singled out and described in detail: high-temperature thermomechanical treatment (HTMT), mechanico-thermal treatment (MTT) and low-temperature thermomechanical treatment (LTMT). Special attention is paid to perspective LTMT including warm deformation. It is shown that the application of the TMT to concrete alloys permits to increase the strength characteristics in a certain temperature range of the product exploitation without considerable plasticity loss. TMT with the use.of warm deformation in two-phase region looks like the most perspective treatment increasing strength properties, resistance against fatigue destruction and decreasing the sensitivity to the cut

  16. Performance of heat pumps with direct expansion in vertical ground heat exchangers in heating mode

    Highlights: • The work focuses on direct expansion ground source heat pumps in heating mode. • The evaporating process of the refrigerant fluid into boreholes is analyzed. • A method to design the direct expansion borehole heat exchangers is presented. • Direct expansion and the common secondary loop heat pumps are compared. • The comparison is carried out in terms of both borehole length and performance. - Abstract: Ground source heat pump systems represent an interesting example of renewable energy technology for heating and cooling of buildings. The connection with the ground is usually done by means of a closed loop where a heat-carrier fluid (pure water or a solution of antifreeze and water) flows and, in heating mode, moves heat from ground to refrigerant fluid of heat pump. A new solution is the direct expansion heat pump. In this case, the heat-carrier fluid inside the ground loop is the same refrigerant fluid of heat pump. This paper focuses on the energy performance of direct expansion ground source heat pump with borehole heat exchangers in heating mode, looking at residential building installations. For this purpose, the evaporating process of the refrigerant fluid inside vertical tubes is investigated in order to analyze the influence of the convective heat transfer coefficient on the global heat transfer with the surrounding ground. Then, an analytical model reported in literature for the design of common borehole heat exchangers has been modified for direct expansion systems. Finally, the direct expansion and common ground source heat pumps have been compared in terms of both total borehole length and thermal performance. Results indicate that the direct expansion system has higher energy performance and requires lower total borehole length compared to the common system. However, when the two systems are compared with the same mean fluid evaporating temperature, the overall length of the ground heat exchanger of the direct expansion heat

  17. Development of Submersible Corrugated Pipe Sewage Heat Exchanger

    BAI Li; SHI Yan; TAN Yu-fei


    Based on the characteristics of heat transfer for corrugated pipe,a method of calculating and de-sign on the submersible corrugated pipe sewage heat exchanger was put forward theoretically and experimental-ly.The actual movement parameters of air-conditioning system used in this heat exchanger were measured.The experimental result shows that the quantity of heat transfer of the corrugated pipe sewage heat exchanger can satisfy the building's load with the average coefficient of performance 4.55.At the same time.the quantity ot heat transfer of the corrugated pipe sewage heat exchanger was compared with that of the other nonmetallic sewage heat exchangers(i.e.,the plastic-Al pipe sewage heat exchanger and PP-R pipe sewage heat exchanger)experimentally.It is found out that the effect of heat transfer for submersible corrugated pipe sewage heat ex-changer is superior to those of the plastic-Al pipe and the PP-R pipe.The quantity of heat transfer per mile of corrugated pipe sewage heat exchanger is 5.2 times as much as that of the plastic-Al pipe,and it is 8.1 times as much as that of PP-R pipe.

  18. Return temperature control and heat exchanger configurations

    Koot, M.H.M.


    MESA is a district heating company, supplying heat and domestic hot water to family houses and buildings in Almere, Netherlands, in a number of ways. MESA has been confronted with high return temperatures of the domestic water returning from the city to the combined heat and power generating plant (CHP) through the primary network. The temperature is higher than anticipated in the design and leads to higher operating costs of the CHP plant. In this report the causes of the high return temperatures are identified and measures to reduce them are presented. The primary return temperature at the sub-station of a collective domestic water system can be reduced from 53.7 deg C to 48.9 deg C under the design conditions or from 56.7 deg C to 24.4 deg C in summer conditions. This can be accomplished by proper adjustment of the heating curve, insertion of thermostatic bypasses and by reconfiguring the heat exchangers in the substation. The flow rates would decrease by 7% to 55%. 33 figs., 5 tabs., 8 refs.

  19. Reliability analysis on a shell and tube heat exchanger

    Lingeswara, S.; Omar, R.; Mohd Ghazi, T. I.


    A shell and tube heat exchanger reliability was done in this study using past history data from a carbon black manufacturing plant. The heat exchanger reliability study is vital in all related industries as inappropriate maintenance and operation of the heat exchanger will lead to major Process Safety Events (PSE) and loss of production. The overall heat exchanger coefficient/effectiveness (Uo) and Mean Time between Failures (MTBF) were analyzed and calculated. The Aspen and down time data was taken from a typical carbon black shell and tube heat exchanger manufacturing plant. As a result of the Uo calculated and analyzed, it was observed that the Uo declined over a period caused by severe fouling and heat exchanger limitation. This limitation also requires further burn out period which leads to loss of production. The MTBF calculated is 649.35 hours which is very low compared to the standard 6000 hours for the good operation of shell and tube heat exchanger. The guidelines on heat exchanger repair, preventive and predictive maintenance was identified and highlighted for better heat exchanger inspection and repair in the future. The fouling of heat exchanger and the production loss will be continuous if proper heat exchanger operation and repair using standard operating procedure is not followed.

  20. Expanded microchannel heat exchanger: design, fabrication and preliminary experimental test

    Denkenberger, David C; Pearce, Joshua M; Zhai, John; 10.1177/0957650912442781


    This paper first reviews non-traditional heat exchanger geometry, laser welding, practical issues with microchannel heat exchangers, and high effectiveness heat exchangers. Existing microchannel heat exchangers have low material costs, but high manufacturing costs. This paper presents a new expanded microchannel heat exchanger design and accompanying continuous manufacturing technique for potential low-cost production. Polymer heat exchangers have the potential for high effectiveness. The paper discusses one possible joining method - a new type of laser welding named "forward conduction welding," used to fabricate the prototype. The expanded heat exchanger has the potential to have counter-flow, cross-flow, or parallel-flow configurations, be used for all types of fluids, and be made of polymers, metals, or polymer-ceramic precursors. The cost and ineffectiveness reduction may be an order of magnitude or more, saving a large fraction of primary energy. The measured effectiveness of the prototype with 28 micro...

  1. A heat exchanger computational procedure for temperature-dependent fouling

    Chiappetta, L. M.; Szetela, E. J.


    A novel heat exchanger computational procedure is described which provides a means of rapidly calculating the distributions of fluid and wall temperatures, deposit formation, and pressure loss at various points in a heat exchanger. The procedure is unique in that it is capable of treating wide variations in heat exchanger geometry without recourse to restrictive assumptions concerning heat exchanger type (e.g., co-flow, counterflow, cross flow devices, etc.). The analysis has been used extensively to predict the performance of cross-counterflow heat exchangers in which one fluid behaves as a perfect gas (e.g., air) while the other fluid is assumed to be a distillate fuel. The model has been extended to include the effects on heat exchanger performance of time varying inflow conditions. Heat exchanger performance degradation due to deposit formation with time can be simulated, making this procedure useful in predicting the effects of temperature-dependent fouling.

  2. Heat Exchanger Anchors for Thermo-active Tunnels

    Mimouni, Thomas; Dupray, Fabrice; Minon, Sophie; LALOUI, Lyesse


    Shallow geothermal power represents an important energy resource for the heating and cooling of the buildings. Due to relatively low temperature levels encountered at shallow depths in the soil, between 10°C and 20°C, heat pumps are required to process the extracted heat, forming the so called ground source heat pump system. Different types of heat exchangers with the ground were developed in order to optimize the heat exchanges, from simple geothermal loops grouted in boreholes reaching dept...

  3. Heat treating of a lamellar eutectic alloy (gamma/gamma prime + delta). [heat resistant alloys

    Tewari, S. N.; Dreshfield, R. L.


    Eutectic superalloys are being developed at several laboratories for application as aircraft gas turbine airfoils. One such alloy was subjected to several heat treatments to determine if its mechanical properties could be improved. It was found that by partially dissolving the alloy at 1210 C and then aging at 900 C the tensile strength can be increased about 12 percent at temperatures up to 900 C. At 1040 C no change in tensile strength was observed. Times to rupture were measured between 760 and 1040 C and were essentially the same or greater than for as-grown material. Tensile and rupture ductility of the alloy are reduced by heat treatment. Photographs of the microstructure are shown.

  4. Microbial fouling control in heat exchangers

    Biofilm formation in turbulent flow has been studied a great deal during the last 15 years. Such studies have provided the basis for further experiments designed to test the efficacy of industrial antimicrobials against biofilms in laboratory models and in actual real-world industrial water-treatment programs. Biofilm microbiology is relevant from the industrial perspective because adherent populations of microorganisms often cause an economic impact on industrial processes. For example, it is the adherent population of microorganisms in cooling-water systems that can eventually contribute to significant heat transfer and fluid frictional resistances. The microbiology of biofilms in heat exchangers can be related to the performance of industrial antimicrobials. The development of fouling biofilms and methods to quantitatively observe the effect of biofouling control agents are discussed in this paper

  5. Fouling and corrosion of freshwater heat exchangers

    Fouling in freshwater heat exchangers (HX) costs the Canadian nuclear power industry millions of dollars annually in replacement energy and capital equipment. The main reasons are loss of heat transfer and corrosion. Underdeposit pitting is the predominant corrosion mechanism. Erosion corrosion has also been observed. Failure analyses, field studies, and laboratory research have provided us with information to help explain the reasons for reduced performance. Newly installed HX tubing immediately becomes colonized with a complex community of bacteria in a slimey organic matrix. The biofilm itself produces corrosive species and in addition it promotes the attachment of sediment particles and the deposition of calcareous material. The result is a thick, adherent deposit which creates crevices, concentrates aggressive species and alters the system's hydrodynamics




    Full Text Available This paper presents the findings obtained by modeling a Double Pipe Heat Exchanger (DPHE equipped with repeated ribs from the inside for artificial roughing. An analytical procedure was developed to analyze the thermal and hydraulic performance of the DPHE with and without ribbing. The procedure was verified by comparing with experimental reported results and they are in good agreement. Several parameters were investigated in this study including the effect of ribs pitch to height ratios, P/e= 5, 10, 15, and 20, and ribs to hydraulic diameter ratios, e/Dh= 0.0595, 0.0765, and 0.107. These parameters were studied at various operating Reynolds number ranging from 2500 to 150000. Different installation configurations were investigated, too. An enhan-cement of 4 times in the heat transfer in terms of Stanton number was achieved at the expense of 38 times increase of pressure drop across the flow in terms of friction facto values.

  7. Test results of heat-exchanger cleaning in support of ocean thermal energy conversion

    Lott, D F


    These tests evaluated flow-driven brushes, recirculating sponge rubber balls, chlorination, and mechanical system/chlorination combinations for in-situ cleaning of two potential heat exchanger materials: titanium and aluminum alloy 5052. Tests were successful when fouling resistance was <3.0 x 10/sup -4/ ft/sup 2/ hr-/sup 0/F/Btu. Results indicated systems and cleaning techniques using brushes, soft sponge balls, and various concentrations of chlorine had some potential for maintaining heat transfer efficiency.

  8. Continuation of Studies on Development of ODS Heat Exchanger Tubing

    Lawrence Brown; David Workman; Bimal Kad; Gaylord Smith; Archie Robertson; Ian Wright


    The Department of Energy (DOE), National Energy Technology Center (NETL), has initiated a strategic plan for the development of advanced technologies needed to design and build fossil fuel plants with very high efficiency and environmental performance. These plants, referred to as 'Vision 21' and FutureGen programs by DOE, will produce electricity, chemicals, fuels, or a combination of these products, and possibly secondary products such as steam/heat for industrial use. MA956 is a prime candidate material being considered for a high temperature heat exchanger in the 'Vision 21' and FutureGen programs. This material is an oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloy; however, there are some gaps in the data required to commit to the use of these alloys in a full-size plant. To fill the technology gaps for commercial production and use of the material for 'Advanced Power Generation Systems' this project has performed development activity to significant increase in circumferential strength of MA956 as compared to currently available material, investigated bonding technologies for bonding tube-to-tube joints through joining development, and performed tensile, creep and fire-side corrosion tests to validate the use and fabrication processes of MA956 to heat exchanger tubing applications. Development activities within this projected has demonstrated increased circumferential strength of MA956 tubes through flow form processing. Of the six fabrication technologies for bonding tube-to-tube joints, inertia friction welding (IFW) and flash butt welding (FBW) were identified as processes for joining MA956 tubes. Tensile, creep, and fire-side corrosion test data were generated for both base metal and weld joints. The data can be used for design of future systems employing MA956. Based upon the positive development activities, two test probes were designed and fabricated for field exposure testing at 1204 C ({approx}2200 F) flue gas. The probes

  9. Modeling of Heat Exchange with Developed Nucleate Boiling on Tenons

    A. V. Оvsiannik


    The paper proposes a thermal and physical model for heat exchange processes with developed nucleate boiling on the developed surfaces (tenons) with various contours of heat transfer surface. Dependences for calculating convective heat exchange factor have been obtained on the basis of modeling representation. Investigations have shown that an intensity of convective heat exchange does not depend on tenon profile when boiling takes place on the tenons. The intensity is determined by operating ...

  10. Simulation Studies on A Cross Flow Plate Fin Heat Exchanger

    M. Thirumarimurugan


    Full Text Available Compact heat exchangers which were initially developed for the aerospace industries in the1940s have been considerably improved in the past few years. The main reasons for the goodperformance of compact heat exchangers are their special design which includes turbulent which inturn use high heat transfer coefficient and resists fouling, and maximum temperature driving forcebetween the hot and cold fluids. Numerous types use special enhancement techniques to achieve therequired heat transfer in smaller plot areas and, in many cases, less initial investment. One such type ofcompact heat exchanger is the Plate-fin heat exchanger. The complexity of compact heat exchangerdesign equations results from the exchangers unique ability to transfer heat between multiple processstreams and a wide array of possible flow configurations. This paper presents the performanceevaluation of cross flow plate fin heat exchanger with several different Gas-Liquid systems.Experimental results such as exchanger effectiveness, overall heat transfer coefficients were calculatedfor the flow systems of Cross flow Heat Exchangers. A steady state model for the outlet temperature ofboth the cold and hot fluid and overall heat transfer coefficient of a plate-fin cross flow heat exchangerwas developed and simulated using MATLAB, which was verified with the experiments conducted.

  11. Shell-and-double concentric-tube heat exchangers

    Bougriou, Chérif; Baadache, Khireddine


    This study concerns a new type of heat exchangers, which is that of shell-and-double concentric-tube heat exchangers. These heat exchangers can be used in many specific applications such as air conditioning, waste heat recovery, chemical processing, pharmaceutical industries, power production, transport, distillation, food processing, cryogenics, etc. The case studies include both design calculations and performance calculations. It is demonstrated that the relative diameter sizes of the two tubes with respect to each other are the most important parameters that influence the heat exchanger size.

  12. Optimization of the Single Staggered Wire and Tube Heat Exchanger

    Arsana I Made; Susianto; Budhikarjono Kusno; Altway Ali


    Wire and tube heat exchanger consists of a coiled tube, and wire is welded on the two sides of it in normal direction of the tube. Generally,wire and tube heat exchanger uses inline wire arrangement between the two sides, whereas in this study, it used staggered wire arrangement that reduces the restriction of convection heat transfer. This study performed the optimization of single staggered wire and tube heat exchanger to increase the capacity and reduce the mass of the heat exchanger. Opti...

  13. Entropy resistance minimization: An alternative method for heat exchanger analyses

    In this paper, the concept of entropy resistance is proposed based on the entropy generation analyses of heat transfer processes. It is shown that smaller entropy resistance leads to larger heat transfer rate with fixed thermodynamic force difference and smaller thermodynamic force difference with fixed heat transfer rate, respectively. For the discussed two-stream heat exchangers in which the heat transfer rates are not given and the three-stream heat exchanger with prescribed heat capacity flow rates and inlet temperatures of the streams, smaller entropy resistance leads to larger heat transfer rate. For the two-stream heat exchangers with fixed heat transfer rate, smaller entropy resistance leads to larger effectiveness. Furthermore, it is shown that smaller values of the concepts of entropy generation numbers and modified entropy generation number do not always correspond to better performance of the discussed heat exchangers. - Highlights: • The concept of entropy resistance is defined for heat exchangers. • The concepts based on entropy generation are used to analyze heat exchangers. • Smaller entropy resistance leads to better performance of heat exchangers. • The applicability of entropy generation minimization is conditional

  14. 40 CFR 63.1435 - Heat exchanger provisions.


    ...) When the HON heat exchange system requirements in § 63.104 refer to Table 4 of 40 CFR part 63, subpart... 40 Protection of Environment 11 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Heat exchanger provisions. 63.1435... Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions for Polyether Polyols Production § 63.1435 Heat...

  15. Heat transfer entropy resistance for the analyses of two-stream heat exchangers and two-stream heat exchanger networks

    The entropy generation minimization method is often used to analyze heat transfer processes from the thermodynamic viewpoint. In this paper, we analyze common heat transfer processes with the concept of entropy generation, and propose the concept of heat transfer entropy resistance. It is found that smaller heat transfer entropy resistance leads to smaller equivalent thermodynamic force difference with prescribed heat transfer rate and larger heat transfer rate with prescribed equivalent thermodynamic force difference. With the concept of heat transfer entropy resistance, the performance of two-stream heat exchangers (THEs) and two-stream heat exchanger networks (THENs) is analyzed. For the cases discussed in this paper, it is found that smaller heat transfer entropy resistance always leads to better heat transfer performance for THEs and THENs, while smaller values of the entropy generation, entropy generation numbers and revised entropy generation number do not always. -- Highlights: • The concept of entropy resistance is defined. • The minimum entropy resistance principle is developed. • Smaller entropy resistance leads to better heat transfer

  16. CFD Based Evaluation Of Effectiveness Of Counter Flow Heat Exchanger

    Gurpreet Kour


    Engineers are continually being asked to improve effectiveness of heat transfer equipments. These requests may arise as a result of the need to increase profitability or accommodate capital limitations. Processes which use heat transfer equipment i.e. heat exchanger must frequently be improved for these reasons. Artifical roughness is important technique for enhancing the effectiveness of heat exchanger. In this work effectiveness of smooth as well as roughened tube in heat ex...

  17. Investigation of Brazed Plate Heat Exchangers With Variable Chevron Angles

    S. Muthuraman


    - Experiments to measure the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drop in brazed plate heat exchangers (BPHEs) were performed with the refrigerants R410A and R22. Brazed plate heat exchangers with different chevron angles of 45°, 35°, and 20° were used. Varying the mass flux, the condensation temperature, and the vapor quality of the refrigerant, we measured the condensation heat transfer coefficient and the pressure drops. Both the heat transfer coefficient and the pressur...

  18. Metallic materials for heat exchanger components and highly stressed internal of HTR reactors for nuclear process heat generation

    The programme was aimed at the development and improvement of materials for the high-temperature heat exchanger components of a process steam HTR. The materials must have high resistance to corrosion, i.e. carburisation and internal oxidation, and high long-term toughness over a wide range of temperatures. They must also meet the requirements set in the nuclear licensing procedure, i.e. resistance to cyclic stress and irradiation, non-destructive testing, etc. Initially, it was only intended to improve and qualify commercial alloys. Later on an alloy development programme was initiated in which new, non-commercial alloys were produced and modified for use in a nuclear process heat facility. Separate abstracts were prepared for 19 pays of this volume. (orig./IHOE)

  19. Research on ground heat exchanger of Ground Source Heat Pump technique

    LIU Dong-sheng; SUN You-hong; GAO Ke; WU Xiao-hang


    Ground Source Heat Pump technique and its operating principle are described in this paper. Ground heat exchanger is the key technique of ground source heat pump and its pattems are discussed. Software is helpful to design ground heat exchanger. A project of Chinese Ground Source Heat Pump is introduced and its market is more and more extensive.

  20. Experimental investigation of heat transfer and effectiveness in corrugated plate heat exchangers having different chevron angles

    Kılıç, Bayram; İpek, Osman


    In this study, heat transfer rate and effectiveness of corrugated plate heat exchangers having different chevron angles were investigated experimentally. Chevron angles of plate heat exchangers are β = 30° and β = 60°. For this purpose, experimentally heating system used plate heat exchanger was designed and constructed. Thermodynamic analysis of corrugated plate heat exchangers having different chevron angles were carried out. The heat transfer rate and effectiveness values are calculated. The experimental results are shown that heat transfer rate and effectiveness values for β = 60° is higher than that of the other. Obtained experimental results were graphically presented.

  1. Heat extraction from salinity-gradient solar ponds using heat pipe heat exchangers

    Tundee, Sura; Terdtoon, Pradit; Sakulchangsatjatai, Phrut [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200 (Thailand); Singh, Randeep; Akbarzadeh, Aliakbar [Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Group, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University, Bundoora East Campus, Bundoora, Victoria 3083 (Australia)


    This paper presents the results of experimental and theoretical analysis on the heat extraction process from solar pond by using the heat pipe heat exchanger. In order to conduct research work, a small scale experimental solar pond with an area of 7.0 m{sup 2} and a depth of 1.5 m was built at Khon Kaen in North-Eastern Thailand (16 27'N102 E). Heat was successfully extracted from the lower convective zone (LCZ) of the solar pond by using a heat pipe heat exchanger made from 60 copper tubes with 21 mm inside diameter and 22 mm outside diameter. The length of the evaporator and condenser section was 800 mm and 200 mm respectively. R134a was used as the heat transfer fluid in the experiment. The theoretical model was formulated for the solar pond heat extraction on the basis of the energy conservation equations and by using the solar radiation data for the above location. Numerical methods were used to solve the modeling equations. In the analysis, the performance of heat exchanger is investigated by varying the velocity of inlet air used to extract heat from the condenser end of the heat pipe heat exchanger (HPHE). Air velocity was found to have a significant influence on the effectiveness of heat pipe heat exchanger. In the present investigation, there was an increase in effectiveness by 43% as the air velocity was decreased from 5 m/s to 1 m/s. The results obtained from the theoretical model showed good agreement with the experimental data. (author)

  2. Magnetic Heat Transfer Enhancements on Fin-Tube Heat Exchangers

    Yan SU; C.T. HSU


    通过DNS方法解耦合的三维非稳态流动和固流体能量方程组,本文研究了两平行磁质平板和圆管所组成的肋片式圆管换热器单元与震荡流体间的传热过程.对不同的磁场频率和振幅的三维动态流热场的模拟结果表明增强磁场频率和振幅能很有效地增加周期平均传热强度达到强化传热的目的.%Two narrowly-gapped magnetic parallel plates embedding a circular disk was considered as a unit-cell to represent the fin-tube heat exchanger where heat from a circular tube was dissipated by a series of parallel equally-spaced thin plates in normal to the tube. The unsteady 3-D continuity,Navier-Stokes and energy equations for fluids and solids describing the convective heat transfer for the unit-cell geometry were solved numerically with DNS method. The present study aims on using oscillating flows and magnetic fields to enhance the heat transfer for various amplitudes and frequencies of the magnetic field. Results from cycle-averaged heat fluxes from the cylinder wall show that the increase in magnetic amplitude and frequency will greatly enhance the heat transfer. The effects of the oscillating magnetic field were discussed and the three dimensional flow and temperature fields were also presented.

  3. Heat exchangers and the performance of heat pumps - Analysis of a heat pump database

    Heat pumping is a highly energy-efficient technology that could help reduce energy and environmental problems. The efficiency of a heat pump greatly depends on the individual and integral performance of the components inside. In this study, heat pump performance is investigated with a special focus on heat exchangers. Experimental data obtained from comprehensive heat pump measurements performed at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) were analyzed with the help of thermodynamic models developed for this purpose. The analysis shows that the performance of heat exchangers varies widely resulting in substantial COP differences among the heat pumps. The models and methodology developed in this study are found capable of extracting useful information from measurement data quickly and accurately and could be useful for the industry. - Research highlights: → A heat pump database has been analyzed focussing on the influences of heat exchangers on COP. → It was shown that an empirical equation could excellently correlate experimental COP data with relevant parameters. → It was found that heat exchanger design alone caused 15-20% difference in COP.

  4. Polymer spiral film gas-liquid heat exchanger for waste heat recovery in exhaust gases

    Breton, Antoine


    In this master thesis report the development of an innovative spiral heat exchanger based on polymer materials is described. Building prototypes, erection of a test bench and firsts tests of the heat exchanger are presented. The heat exchanger prototype survived all tests especially several days in contact with aggressive gases. A facility integrating a Diesel exhaust gases production has been developed to test this heat exchanger design. Performance results obtained during the tes...

  5. The LUX prototype detector: Heat exchanger development

    The LUX (large underground xenon) detector is a two-phase xenon time projection chamber (TPC) designed to search for WIMP–nucleon dark matter interactions. As with all noble element detectors, continuous purification of the detector medium is essential to produce a large (>1ms) electron lifetime; this is necessary for efficient measurement of the electron signal which in turn is essential for achieving robust discrimination of signal from background events. In this paper, we describe the development of a novel purification system deployed in a prototype detector. The results from the operation of this prototype indicated heat exchange with an efficiency above 94% up to a flow rate of 42 slpm, allowing for an electron drift length greater than 1 m to be achieved in approximately 2 days and sustained for the duration of the testing period

  6. Condensing Heat Exchanger with Hydrophilic Antimicrobial Coating

    Thomas, Christopher M. (Inventor); Ma, Yonghui (Inventor)


    A multi-layer antimicrobial hydrophilic coating is applied to a substrate of anodized aluminum, although other materials may form the substrate. A silver layer is sputtered onto a thoroughly clean anodized surface of the aluminum to about 400 nm thickness. A layer of crosslinked, silicon-based macromolecular structure about 10 nm thickness overlies the silver layer, and the outermost surface of the layer of crosslinked, silicon-based macromolecular structure is hydroxide terminated to produce a hydrophilic surface with a water drop contact angle of less than The coated substrate may be one of multiple fins in a condensing heat exchanger for use in the microgravity of space, which has narrow channels defined between angled fins such that the surface tension of condensed water moves water by capillary flow to a central location where it is pumped to storage. The antimicrobial coating prevents obstruction of the capillary passages.

  7. FASTEF Heat exchanger tube rupture CFD simulation

    Moreau, V., E-mail: [CRS4, Centre for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia, Polaris, Edificio 1, 09010 Pula, CA (Italy)


    The aim of this technical note is to present CFD simulations of a tube rupture incidental scenario in a Primary Heat eXchanger (PHX)/Primary Pump (PP) assembly for two design variants of the FAst-Spectrum Transmutation Experimental Facility FASTEF ongoing design, in the framework of the FP7 Central Design Team (CDT) European project. The simulation domain reproduces with some simplification the entire primary coolant loop. The objective is to understand whether it is necessary take some counter-measures to avoid the ingress of steam in the cold plenum. The simulation has been performed on two successive updates of the design and of the nominal operation. The simulations show a good resistance to steam ingress, under the condition that provision is made to avoid an excessive accumulation of steam at the top of the PHX/PP assembly casing.

  8. Inservice inspection of PFR secondary heat exchangers

    The author describes the current state of development to meet inservice inspection requirements of secondary heat exchangers of a prototype fast reactor: detection of defects in both the bore and outer surface of the tubes (pitting and cracking in the bore surface and fretting and thinning on the outer), full inspection of bends and straight portions, examination of the tube plate and of the tube/tube plate weld region. He reports the development of an eddy current probe for the in-service inspection (ISI) of the stainless steel tubing in the super-heater and re-heater, describes the influence of sodium concentration on eddy current inspection, and briefly evokes the detection of defects in bends. He describes the eddy current inspection of the evaporator tube bores, the wall thickness measurement in evaporator tubes. Then, he reports the in-service inspection of tube plates: tube bore examination, volumetric examination. He briefly discusses the obtained results

  9. Simultaneous synthesis of work exchange networks with heat integration

    Onishi, Viviani C.; Ravagnani, Mauro A.S.S.; Caballero Suárez, José Antonio


    The optimal integration of work and its interaction with heat can represent large energy savings in industrial plants. This paper introduces a new optimization model for the simultaneous synthesis of work exchange networks (WENs), with heat integration for the optimal pressure recovery of process gaseous streams. The proposed approach for the WEN synthesis is analogous to the well-known problem of synthesis of heat exchanger networks (HENs). Thus, there is work exchange between high-pressure ...

  10. Heat exchanger and water tank arrangement for passive cooling system

    Gillett, James E. (Greensburg, PA); Johnson, F. Thomas (Baldwin Boro, PA); Orr, Richard S. (Pittsburgh, PA); Schulz, Terry L. (Murrysville Boro, PA)


    A water storage tank in the coolant water loop of a nuclear reactor contains a tubular heat exchanger. The heat exchanger has tubesheets mounted to the tank connections so that the tubesheets and tubes may be readily inspected and repaired. Preferably, the tubes extend from the tubesheets on a square pitch and then on a rectangular pitch therebetween. Also, the heat exchanger is supported by a frame so that the tank wall is not required to support all of its weight.

  11. Two-phase Flow Distribution in Heat Exchanger Manifolds

    Vist, Sivert


    The current study has investigated two-phase refrigerant flow distribution in heat exchange manifolds. Experimental data have been acquired in a heat exchanger test rig specially made for measurement of mass flow rate and gas and liquid distribution in the manifolds of compact heat exchangers. Twelve different manifold designs were used in the experiments, and CO2 and HFC-134a were used as refrigerants.


    Vaibhav Madane; Meeta Vedpathak


    This project focuses on Earth Air Heat Exchanger which is reducing energy consumption in a building. The air is passing through the buried tubes and heat exchange takes place between air and surrounding soil. This equipment helps to reduce energy consumption of an air conditioning unit. This project analyses the thermal performance of earth air heat exchanger by using computational fluid dynamics modeling. The model is validated against experimental observations and investigations...

  13. Performance of multiple mini-tube heat exchangers as an internal heat exchanger of a vapor-injection cycle heat pump

    Jang, Jin Yong; Jeong, Ji Hwan


    A multiple mini-tube (MMT) heat exchanger was considered as an internal heat exchanger of vapor-injection cycle heat pump. Heat transfer and pressure drop in multiple mini-tube heat exchangers were numerically and experimentally investigated. Results show that the best performance of the MMT heat exchanger can be obtained when the intermediate-pressure two-phase refrigerant is supplied to the shell-side and this refrigerant reaches a saturated vapor state at the exit of the heat exchanger.

  14. A new ejector heat exchanger based on an ejector heat pump and a water-to-water heat exchanger

    Highlights: • EHE is based on the reverse Carnot cycle and current heat transfer mechanisms. • EHE can decrease the return water temperature in the PHN to 35 °C. • EHE can increase the heating capacity of the existed PHN by approximately 43%. • The return water temperature in the PHN is much lower than that in the SHN. • EHE has a simpler structure, lower manufacture cost, and better regulation characteristics. - Abstract: As urban construction has been developing rapidly in China, urban heating load has been increasing continually. Heating capacity of the existed primary heating network (PHN) cannot meet district heating requirements of most metropolises in northern China. A new type of ejector heat exchanger (EHE) based on an ejector heat pump and a water-to-water heat exchanger (WWHE) was presented to increase the heating capacity of the existed PHN, and the EHE was also analyzed in terms of laws of thermodynamics. A new parameter, the exergy distribution ratio (EDR), is introduced, which is adopted to analyze regulation characteristics of the EHE. We find that the EHE shows better performance when EDR ranges from 44% to 63%. EHE can decrease the temperature of return water in the PHN to 35 °C, therefore, this can increase the heating capacity of existed PHN by about 43%. The return water with lower temperature in the PHN could recover more low-grade waste heat in industrial systems. Because of its smaller volume and lower investment, EHEs could be applied more appropriately in district heating systems for long-distance heating and waste heat district heating systems

  15. Overhaul of the heat exchanger in JRR-3

    In JRR-3, heat exchangers are installed in the cooling system equipment to remove the heat generated in the nuclear reactor, For the heat exchangers, overhaul inspection based on the JRR-3 reactor facility maintenance plan, as well as the inspection and maintenance based on reactor facility security provisions and JRR-3 operation guidelines are systematically conducted. Considering the results of overhaul inspection, the second overhaul inspection was applied to the primary coolant heat exchanger. The thinning of heat transfer tubes is within judgment standards with little effects of aging, which verified their soundness. From the fact that the effects of corrosion have been confirmed on the inside of the water chamber, repair work through overlay welding or the like is planned in the next overhaul. As for heavy water heat exchanger and the spent fuel pool water heat exchanger, it is planned to conduct the second overhaul inspection in FY2013 to confirm their soundness. (A.O.)

  16. Multiple utilities targeting for heat exchanger networks

    A targeting methodology is proposed to determine the optimum loads for multiple utilities considering the cost tradeoffs in energy and capital for heat exchanger networks (HENs). The method is based on a newly-developed Cheapest Utility Principle (CUP), which simply states that it is optimal to increase the load of the cheapest utility and maintain the loads of the relatively expensive utilities constant while increasing the total utility consumption. In other words, the temperature driving forces at the utility pinches once optimized do not change even when the minimum approach temperature (ΔTmin) at the process pinch is varied. The CUP holds rigorously when the relationship between the exchanger area and the capital cost is linear. Even when the relationship is non-linear, it proves to be an excellent approximation that reduces the computational effort during multiple utilities targeting. By optimizing the utility pinches sequentially and recognizing that these optimized utility pinches essentially do not change with the process ΔTmin, the results can be elegantly represented through the optimum load distribution (OLD) plots introduced in this work. (author)

  17. Axial flow heat exchanger devices and methods for heat transfer using axial flow devices

    Koplow, Jeffrey P.


    Systems and methods described herein are directed to rotary heat exchangers configured to transfer heat to a heat transfer medium flowing in substantially axial direction within the heat exchangers. Exemplary heat exchangers include a heat conducting structure which is configured to be in thermal contact with a thermal load or a thermal sink, and a heat transfer structure rotatably coupled to the heat conducting structure to form a gap region between the heat conducting structure and the heat transfer structure, the heat transfer structure being configured to rotate during operation of the device. In example devices heat may be transferred across the gap region from a heated axial flow of the heat transfer medium to a cool stationary heat conducting structure, or from a heated stationary conducting structure to a cool axial flow of the heat transfer medium.

  18. Corrosion problems for heat exchangers of pressurized water reactors

    The corrosion event should be minimized in the heat exchangers which are used between the primary and the secondary circuits of PWR-PHWR due to radioactivity in the primary coolant.The various corrosion types and the types of heat exchangers are described with the wide-known corrosion regions in them. Corrosion defects in the heat exchangers are investigated according to all defects amount and it is evaluated types and materials of the heat exchangers as statistical values. Recently, some points are defined for the precautions of the corrosion. (Author)

  19. Experimental heat exchanger performance in a thermoacoustic prime mover

    Castro, Nelson C.


    This thesis investigates the experimental heat exchanger performance in a neon filled thermoacoustic prime mover. The experimental approach is to measure the waveform and spectrum of the acoustic oscillations, as well as the relevant temperatures for heat exchangers of 0.257, 0.569, and 0.82 cm in length. A temperature gradient is established across the stack by submerging the cold heat exchanger and cold end tube in liquid nitrogen and keeping the hot heat exchanger and hot end tube at ambie...

  20. Liquid-Liquid Heat Exchanger With Zero Interpath Leakage Project

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Future manned spacecraft will require thermal management systems that effectively and safely control the temperature in inhabited modules. Interface heat exchangers...

  1. Concurrent studies of enhanced heat transfer and materials for ocean thermal exchangers. Progress report

    Bonewitz, R.A.


    Aluminum alloys 1100, 3003, 5052, and 6063 were examined for their compatibility with the proposed working fluids for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), anhydrous ammonia, Freon 22 and propane, and mixtures of these with sea water. Such mixtures would occur if leaks develop in evaporator or condenser heat exchangers. These aluminum alloys are compatible with the anhydrous working fluids. In ammonia-sea water solutions only limited general corrosion is found in 0 to 30 percent ammonia, no corrosion in 30 to 90 percent ammonia, and ''self limiting'' pits in 90 to 100 percent ammonia so rapid deterioration of the exchangers would not occur. No corrosion was observed in sea water saturated with Freon 22 or propane. No differences in alloy performance were evident in any of these tests so selection can be made on the basis of compatibility with sea water. A review of the available literature indicates that 5052 shows the best performance in surface sea water followed by 1100, 3003 and then 6063 alloy. In deep sea water only 5052 and 1100 alloys appear suitable although more data is required. In both surface and deep sea waters, alcladding offers the best protection against tube perforation; few instances of penetration into the core alloy have been observed for the alclad alloys examined in this study.

  2. A study on the heat transfer development of heat exchanger with vortex generator

    A numerical analysis using FLUENT code was carried out to investigate flow characteristics and heat transfer development of heat exchangers. The analysis results for both cases of the fin-circular tube and the fin-flat tube heat exchanger with the vortex generator show relatively higher heat transfer coefficient than that for both cases of the fin-circular tube and the fin-flat tube heat exchangers without the vortex generator. Also, the analysis result for the fin-circular tube heat exchanger with the vortex generator has relatively higher heat transfer coefficient and higher pressure loss than those for the fin-flat tube heat exchanger with the vortex generator. The results of this study can be used to design the heat exchanger with relatively low pressure loss and maximum heat transfer coefficient. 28 figs., 15 refs. (Author) .new

  3. Fouling corrosion in aluminum heat exchangers

    Su Jingxin


    Full Text Available Fouling deposits on aluminum heat exchanger reduce the heat transfer efficiency and cause corrosion to the apparatus. This study focuses on the corrosive behavior of aluminum coupons covered with a layer of artificial fouling in a humid atmosphere by their weight loss, Tafel plots, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS, and scanning electron microscope (SEM observations. The results reveal that chloride is one of the major elements found in the fouling which damages the passive film and initiates corrosion. The galvanic corrosion between the metal and the adjacent carbon particles accelerates the corrosive process. Furthermore, the black carbon favors the moisture uptake, and gives the dissolved oxygen greater chance to migrate through the fouling layer and form a continuous diffusive path. The corrosion rate decreasing over time is conformed to electrochemistry measurements and can be verified by Faraday’s law. The EIS results indicate that the mechanism of corrosion can be interpreted by the pitting corrosion evolution mechanism, and that pitting was observed on the coupons by SEM after corrosive exposure.

  4. Optimization for entransy dissipation minimization in heat exchanger

    XIA ShaoJun; CHEN LinGen; SUN FengRui


    A common of two-fluid flow heat exchanger, in which the heat transfer between high-and low-temperature sides obeys Newton's law [q∝△(T)], is studied in this paper. By taking entransy dissipation minimization as optimization objective, the optimum parameter distributions in the heat ex-changer are derived by using optimal control theory under the condition of fixed heat load. The condition corresponding to the minimum entransy dissipation is that corresponding to a constant heat flux density. Three kinds of heat exchangers, including parallel flow, condensing flow and counter-flow, are considered, and the results show that only the counter-flow heat exchanger can realize the entransy dissipation minimization in the heat transfer process. The obtained results for entransy dissipation minimization are also compared with those obtained for entropy generation minimization by numerical examples.

  5. Measurement of flow field and local heat transfer distribution on a scraped heat exchanger crystalliser surface

    Rodriguez, Marcos; Ravelet, Florent; Delfos, Rene; Witkamp, Geert-Jan


    In a cylindrical scraped heat exchanger crystallizer geometry the flow field influence on the local heat transfer distribution on an evenly cooled scraped heat exchanger surface has been studied by direct measurements of the heat exchanger surface temperature and the fluid velocity field inside the crystallizer. Liquid Crystal Thermometry revealed that the local heat transfer is higher in the middle area of the scraped surface. Stereoscopic PIV measurements demonstrated that the secondary flo...

  6. Preliminary issues associated with the next generation nuclear plant intermediate heat exchanger design

    Natesan, K.; Moisseytsev, A.; Majumdar, S.


    The Next Generation Nuclear Plant, with emphasis on production of both electricity and hydrogen, involves helium as the coolant and a closed-cycle gas turbine for power generation with a core outlet/gas turbine inlet temperature of 850-950 °C. In this concept, an intermediate heat exchanger is used to transfer the heat from primary helium from the core to the secondary fluid, which can be helium, a nitrogen/helium mixture, or a molten salt. This paper assesses the issues pertaining to shell-and-tube and compact heat exchangers. A detailed thermal-hydraulic analysis was performed to calculate heat transfer, temperature distribution, and pressure drop inside both printed circuit and shell-and-tube heat exchangers. The analysis included evaluation of the role of key process parameters, geometrical factors in heat exchanger designs, and material properties of structural alloys. Calculations were performed for helium-to-helium, helium-to-helium/nitrogen, and helium-to-salt heat exchangers.

  7. Multistage heat treatment for super alloys

    Nickel base alloys of the type γ/γ' are dealt with containing localized regions of low-melting components. The Ni based complex superalloys developed for high demands (temperature, mechanical stressing) are subject to increasing segregation following casting when solidifying. The method compared to previous known processes improves the homogenization of the cast pieces by a special thermal treatment. It is based on diffusion to change the composition of the segregated regions in order to raise their melting point. This can be normally up to 1700C below the melting point of the alloy mixture. Sofar known methods are based on the removal of these segregated regions. The present method does not essentially influence the actual amount (part volume) of these regions, but changes its composition by thermal treatment of 2 to 20 h. in a temperature region of maximum 550C (preferably 300C) below the melting temperature of the entectic. The melting point of the entectic thus rises to a temperature of at least 100C above the γ'solubility curve. A second heat treatment is performed in order to dissolve the γ'-particles occuring in the cast having a particle size of 2-5μm. It takes place at a temperature above that of the γ' solubility curve but below that of the raised temperature of melt start. About 1-10 h are sufficient for practically complete dissolving of the γ'-material. Cooling down to room temperature is carried out at such a rate as to prevent the formation of coarse γ'-particles. Following the invented heat treatment, the particle size of the γ'-phase is of the order of less than 1μm. (IHOE)

  8. Online performance assessment of heat exchanger using artificial neural networks

    C. Ahilan, S. Kumanan, N. Sivakumaran


    Full Text Available Heat exchanger is a device in which heat is transferred from one medium to another across a solid surface. The performance of heat exchanger deteriorates with time due to fouling on the heat transfer surface. It is necessary to assess periodically the heat exchanger performance, in order to maintain at high efficiency level. Industries follow adopted practices to monitor but it is limited to some degree. Online monitoring has an advantage to understand and improve the heat exchanger performance. In this paper, online performance monitoring system for shell and tube heat exchanger is developed using artificial neural networks (ANNs. Experiments are conducted based on full factorial design of experiments to develop a model using the parameters such as temperatures and flow rates. ANN model for overall heat transfer coefficient of a design/ clean heat exchanger system is developed using a feed forward back propagation neural network and trained. The developed model is validated and tested by comparing the results with the experimental results. This model is used to assess the performance of heat exchanger with the real/fouled system. The performance degradation is expressed using fouling factor (FF, which is derived from the overall heat transfer coefficient of design system and real system. It supports the system to improve the performance by asset utilization, energy efficient and cost reduction interms of production loss.

  9. Vertical drum heat exchanger for overheated steam production

    The heat exchange surface of the heat exchanger consists on the primary side of vertical parallel heat transfer tubes with the feeder channel for the water/steam mixture to the steam separators and of a discharge steam channel from the separators. On the secondary side of the heat transfer tubes the heat exchanger is provided with a partition which runs across all tubes. The feeder channel to the separators is connected to the area between the tubes immediately under the partition and the discharge channel immediately above the partition. (M.D.)

  10. Experimental performance studies of a plate heat exchanger

    Plath, Darren R.


    A plate and frame heat exchanger experimental test stand was developed. Using this test stand a performance analysis was conducted. The analysis consisted of evaluating the performance of the heat exchanger at varying flow rates and inlet temperatures, to develop an effectiveness-NTU and Log Mean Temperature Difference relationships, under steady state operation. The measured heat rates were compared to the heat rates provided by the manufacturer and good/bad agreement was found. Standard ope...