Heat Exchanger Design Guide: A Practical Guide for Planning, Selecting and Designing of Shell and Tube Exchangers takes users on a step-by-step guide to the design of heat exchangers in daily practice, showing how to determine the effective driving temperature difference for heat transfer.
Users will learn how to calculate heat transfer coefficients for convective heat transfer, condensing, and evaporating using simple equations. Dew and bubble points and lines are covered, with all calculations supported with examples.
This practical guide is designed to help engineers solve typical problems they might encounter in their day-to-day work, and will also serve as a useful reference for students learning about the field. The book is extensively illustrated with figures in support of the text and includes calculation examples to ensure users are fully equipped to select, design, and operate heat exchangers.
- Covers design method and practical correlations needed to design practical heat exchangers for process application
- Includes geometrical calculations for the tube and shell side, also covering boiling and condensation heat transfer
- Explores heat transfer coefficients and temperature differences
- Designed to help engineers solve typical problems they might encounter in their day-to-day work, but also ideal as a useful reference for students learning about the field
Dr. Manfred Nitsche has more than 40 years' experience as a chemical engineer. During his career he has designed and built several chemical plants and has been giving engineering training courses for young engineers since 1980. He has written a number of books on piping design, heat exchanger design, heating and cooling systems in plants, column design and waste air cleaning (all in German).
Dr. Nitsche's extensive experience includes designing and building distillation units, tank farms, stirred tank reactor facilities, air purification units and absorption and stripping units for various applications.
Calculations of the Temperature Differences LMTD and CMTD
First the logarithmic mean temperature difference (LMTD) for equipments with ideal countercurrent stream is derived. In multipass heat exchangers with nonideal countercurrent stream, the LMTD must be converted to the corrected effective mean temperature difference (CMTD) with the temperature efficiency factor F. It is shown how the temperature efficiency factor F can be graphically determined or how the CMTD can be calculated. Also, the effect of the bypass streams on the temperature difference LMTD and the determination of the mean weighted temperature difference for curved condensation curves are explained. Finally, the heat exchanger outlet temperature for a given heat exchanger is determined.
Bypass stream; Corrected effective mean temperature difference (CMTD); Logarithmic mean temperature difference (LMTD); Mean weighted temperature difference (WMTD); Outlet temperatures; Temperature efficiency factor (F
2.1 Logarithmic Mean Temperature Difference for Ideal Countercurrent Flow 21
2.2 Corrected Temperature Difference for Multipass Heat Exchanger 22
2.3 Influence of Bypass Streams on LMTD 29
2.4 Mean Weighted Temperature Difference 30
2.5 Determination of the Heat Exchanger Outlet Temperatures 32
2.5.1 Calculation of the outlet temperatures in a multipass heat exchanger under consideration of the temperature efficiency factor F for nonideal countercurrent flow 33
22.214.171.124 Calculation of the outlet temperature Tc2 of the cold medium 33
2.5.2 Calculation of the outlet temperature th2 for ideal countercurrent without F 33
References and Further Reading 35
2.1. Logarithmic Mean Temperature Difference for Ideal Countercurrent Flow
The logarithmic mean temperature difference (LMTD) for ideal countercurrent flow is determined from the two temperature differences ?t
1 and ?t
shell-side inlet temperature (°C) T
shell-side outlet temperature (°C) t
tube-side inlet temperature (°C) t
tube-side outlet temperature (°C) Example 1: Calculation of the logarithmic mean temperature difference Figure 2.1
Heat exchanger TEMA-type E with two tube passes.
2.2. Corrected Temperature Difference for Multipass Heat Exchanger
In Chapter 1
, it was already pointed out that with a multipass heat exchanger, there is no ideal countercurrent but a mixture of co- and countercurrent flow. This makes the effective temperature gradient worse. In Figures 2.2
, temperature efficiency diagrams are shown, it is clear that the driving temperature difference in the one-pass equipment with ideal countercurrent is better than in the two-pass heat exchanger. Procedure for the determination of the
corrected effective mean temperature difference (CMTD) for heat exchangers with nonideal countercurrent flow: First, the LMTD is calculated from the inlet and outlet temperatures on the tube and shell side. With nonideal countercurrent, the LMTD must be corrected with a temperature efficiency factor F
temperature efficiency factor LMTD
logarithmic mean temperature difference (°C) for countercurrent flow CMTD
corrected effective mean temperature difference (°C) for multipass heat exchangers Figure 2.2
Temperature profile as function of the heat load in a one-pass heat exchanger with ideal countercurrent flow. The temperature efficiency factor F
can be calculated for a heat exchanger shell type E according to TEMA using the following equation:
=(R2+1R-1)ln[(1-Pz)/(1-RPz)]ln[(2/Pz)-1-R+R2+1(2/Pz)-1-R-R2+1]Pz=1-(RP-1P-1)1/NR-(RP-1P-1)1/N Figure 2.3
Temperature profile as function of the heat load in a two-pass heat exchanger with co- and countercurrent flow.
number of heat exchangers in series The following table shows how large the temperature approach or a temperature cross deteriorates the CMTD, and that one can improve the temperature efficiency factor with multiple heat exchangers in series. 58 42 15 35.1 1 24.9 0.906 22.6 58 42 20 40.1 1 19.9 0.844 16.8 58 42 25 45.1 1 14.9 0.670 10 Table Continued 58 42 25 45.1 2 14.9 0.936 13.9 58 42 30 50.1 2 9.8 0.840 8.2 58 42 35 55.1 4 4.7 0.818 3.8 58 42 37 57.1 6 2.4 0.631 1.5 58 42 37 57.1 7 2.4 0.764 1.8 Corollary
: 1. With large approach of temperatures at the tube and shell side, the temperature efficiency factor F
and hence the CMTD deteriorates. 2. Through the arrangement of multiple heat exchangers one after the other, one can improve the temperature efficiency factor F
because with this arrangement one approaches the countercurrent flow. 3. A large temperature cross is only possible with multiple equipments in series. The temperature efficiency factor F
can also be determined graphically using the diagrams in Figure 2.4
with the calculation variables P
. Alternatively, the CMTD
in multipass heat exchangers can be determined with the calculation variables O
Example 2: Calculation of LMTD and CMTD for the heat exchangers in Figures 2.2
Shell inlet temperature T
°C Shell outlet temperature T
°C Tube inlet temperature t
°C Tube outlet temperature...