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Heat Exchanger Types

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Heat Exchanger Types

The figure above shows different arrangements of the shells, tubes and baffles in heat exchangers according to TEMA standard classifications. The first letter of the standards designates the heat exchanger front end while the second letter designates the shell type or the heat exchanger middle section and the third letter designates the heat exchanger rear …

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Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger Selections

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There are three basic types of shell-and-tube heat exchangers: fixed tube sheet, floating head, and U-tube. The list below summarizes the comparison between these three exchangers. Fixed Tube Heat Exchanger Advantages 1. Low cost 2. Fewer gaskets. 3. Individual tubes are replaceable. Disadvantages 1. The shell can not be clean or inspect. 2. Limited temperature …

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