Thermal Design of Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger for Concentrating Solar Power Application
Pages : 85-89;http://dx.doi.org/10.14741/Ijcet/22774106/spl.4.2016.15
In the first part of this paper, a simplified approach to Theoretical Thermal Design of Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger for Concentrating Solar Power Application. The thermal design of STHE involves evaluation of required effective surface area (i.e. number of tubes) and finding out log mean temperature difference [LMTD]. The design was carried out by referring ASME/TEMA standards, available at the company. In the second part of this paper, theoretically (analytical) thermal design of STHE compared with the Software (i.e. HTFS) basis design. Theoretical thermal design validate on the basis of HTFS.
Keywords: Heat Exchanger; LMTD, TEMA, HTFS.