Assignment Brief: Heat Exchanger Technical Guide
You should expect to spend approximately 50 hours on this assignment in order to fully meet
all the requirements
Heat exchangers are used in a wide range of industiral applications. There are two main
reasons for carrying out analysis on these devices. One is to design an installation for a given
set of operating conditions; the result of this analysis provides the size of the device that is
requred. The second main reason for carrying out analysis of heat exchangers is to rate the
device; this would be carried out on a heat exchanger that already exists in order to identify
the levels of heat exchange that may be achieved.
You are to produce a technical guide for both the classification and the design of a shell and
tube heat exchanger (STHE) to be used for reference purposes.
The document should assume that the reader has technical competence but is a novice in
heat exchanger principles and has had no prior exposure to the specific terminology involved
in this area.
The guide should provide:
A brief overview of the history and applications of industrial heat exchangers in general and STHE devices in particular
Insight into any national and global standard that may apply to the design, construction, configuration and analysis of STHEs
Reference should be made to the mechanical and manufacturing design
considerations but the emphasis should be on thermal design A comprehensive list of references and resources that the reader may access should
they wish to expand on their understanding of the subject