Process Heat Transfer

Process Heat Transfer : Principles, Applications and Rules of Thumb

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The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Heat exchangers are devices built for efficient heat transfer from one fluid to another. They are widely used in engineering processes and include examples such as intercoolers, preheaters, boilers and condensers in power plants. Heat exchangers are becoming more and more important to manufacturers striving to control energy costs.

Process Heat Transfer Rules of Thumb investigates the design and implementation of industrial heat exchangers. It provides the background needed to understand and master the commercial software packages used by professional engineers for design and analysis of heat exchangers. This book focuses on the types of heat exchangers most widely used by industry, namely shell-and-tube exchangers (including condensers, reboilers and vaporizers), air-cooled heat exchangers and double-pipe (hairpin) exchangers. It provides a substantial introduction to the design of heat exchanger networks using pinch technology, the most efficient strategy used to achieve optimal recovery of heat in industrial processes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 770 pages
  • 185.4 x 264.2 x 43.2mm | 1,542.23g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 200 illustrations
  • 0123735882
  • 9780123735881
  • 1,544,766

Table of contents

Heat Conduction
Convective Heat Transfer
Heat Exchangers
Design of Double-Pipe Heat Exchangers
Design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
The Delaware Method
The Stream Analysis Method
Heat Exchanger Networks
Boiling Heat Transfer
Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers
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About Robert W. Serth

Vice President, Research & Engineering Services, Heat Transfer Research, Inc, TX, USA. Tom Lestina has more than 30 years of engineering and project management experience. Bob taught for more than 30 years in the Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Prior to that, he was a senior research engineer at Monsanto and taught chemical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez.
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