Optimization in Tube Bundels of Air cooled Heat Exchanger Analysis with HTRI Software

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-30 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Dr.P K Panday, Pritam Singh Patel
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V30P266


Dr.P K Panday, Pritam Singh Patel"Optimization in Tube Bundels of Air cooled Heat Exchanger Analysis with HTRI Software", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V30(7),356-359 December 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Considering the fact that the standby fan also contributes in heat transfer we analyze the heat exchanger in three different fan conditions. They are as follows: 1. Two fans working and one standby( as commonly used in industries), 2. All three fans remain off condition, so, only natural convection is possible, 3. Two fans are working, which transfers heat through forced convection and also include natural convection through one fan off. Then with the help of HTRI (Heat transfer research Inc.) software we analyze performance of all the three conditions and conclude that the number of tube bundles can reduce for same amount of heat transfer. This results in reduction of cost and weight of the heat exchanger.


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Air cooled heat exchanger, Fan, tube bundles, HTRI Software, carbon steel tubes.