Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger

1 Shell side 2 Tube bundle side 3 Tube side water connection 4 Shell side water connection

  • Function and behavior during operation of shell and tube heat exchanger.
  • Plotting temperature curves:
    • In cross parallel flow operation.
    • In cross counterflow operation.
  • Calculation of mean heat transfer coefficient.
  • Comparison with other heat exchanger types.
  • Heat transfer surface: 0.0545 m2
  • Tube bundle, stainless steel
    • Ø outer: 8mm / Inner Diam.: 6mm
    • wall thickness: 2mm
    • Tubes, 7 / Length: 31cm
  • Shell, transparent (PMMA)
    • Ø outer: 110 mm
    • wall thickness: 3mm / Length: 35.5cm
  • Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger (HT - 013)

The shell and tube heat exchanger (HT – 013) is one of the most popular types of exchanger, this training module demonstrates the function and the working principle of these heat exchange systems consisting of vessel and bundle of tubes. This educational module must be connected to the heat exchanger service unit in order to supply it with the cold and hot water streams in order to investigate its operation.

  • This module is used for investigating the behavior of a typical shell and tube heat exchanger in operation, which is one of the most used heat exchanger types in the industrial sector.
  • The unit must be connected to heat exchanger supply unit using quick-release couplings in order to supply hot and cold water into the heat exchanger unit.
  • The shell and tube heat exchanger consist of seven tubes, surrounded by a transparent outer shell which allows for clear observation of the process.
  • The hot water flows through the tube bundle while the cold water flows through the space in the shell. Part of the thermal energy of the hot water is transferred to the cold water.
  • Flow regulation valves on the supply unit are used to adjust the flow rates of hot and cold water.
  • The supply hose is connected using quick release couplings, allowing the flow direction to be reversed.
  • The supply hose allows cross parallel flow or counter flow operation.
  • Temperature curves can be plotted and displayed graphically through the software system supplied with the training unit.
  • The measured values can be recorded and controlled using data acquisition software in the heat exchanger supply unit.
  • The mean heat transfer coefficient is then calculated as a characteristic variable through the software system.