Does Annular Flow Boiling Inside a Tube improve Heat Exchanger Performance? Vast literature is available about two-phase flow boiling in horizontal round tubes in heat exchangers. Several studies on flow pattern and mapping are also available. However, limited literature is available about two-phase flow in small cylindrical annular passages. A detailed experimental study was conducted […]
Why does Carbon Dioxide (CO2) stand out in a DX Heat Exchanger in low temperature systems? Since the Kigali Amendment of Montreal Protocol in 2016, the world refrigeration community has been looking more into the natural refrigerant route. The Kigali Amendment calls for the phase out of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) as follows: Developed countries: 10% reduction […]
An Important Consideration in Designing a Heat Exchanger operating close to Freeze Point of a fluid – Phenomenon of “Freeze Fouling”
An Important Consideration in Designing a Heat Exchanger operating close to Freeze Point of a fluid – Phenomenon of “Freeze Fouling” This type of fouling can occur at a surface when a medium is cooled to within the vicinity of its freeze point. It is a good engineering practice to design a heat exchanger by […]
Is Shell and Plate Heat Exchanger a better choice for Ammonia/Carbon Dioxide Condenser? There is no ideal product for a certain application. Each product type has its pros and cons; however, as engineers it is our job to select suitable equipment with close attention to risk analysis. In the case of Ammonia/Carbon Dioxide Condenser, besides […]
Next Generation Power Plants: Supercritical Carbon Dioxide When Carbon Dioxide (CO2) operates above its critical point, it is called Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) where there is no distinction between liquid and gas phase. In this phase CO2 undergoes a continuous, non-isothermal transition from “gas-like” to “liquid-like” properties resulting in significant spikes in specific heat and […]
Does two identical twisted tape inserts each with opposite twist result in a different thermal hydraulic performance?
Does two identical twisted tape inserts each with opposite twist result in a different thermal hydraulic performance? Detailed single phase heat transfer and pressure drop tests were conducted in a tube with two types of twisted tapes as shown in Figure 1. A twist ratio (L/D) is defined as the ratio of twist pitch at […]