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Design options reduce exchanger cost

Rao, KR and Shrinivasa, V and Srinivasan, J (1990) Design options reduce exchanger cost. In: Hydrocarbon Processing, 69 (12). pp. 81-83.

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Heat exchanger design is a complex task involving the selection of a large number of interdependent design parameters. There are no established general techniques for optimizing the design, though a few earlier attempts provide computer software based on gradient methods, case study methods, etc. The authors felt that it would be useful to determine the nature of the optimal and near-optimal feasible designs to devise an optimization technique. Therefore, in this article they have obtained a large number of feasible designs of shell and tube heat exchangers, intended to perform a given heat duty, by an exhaustive search method. They have studied how their capital and operating costs varied. The study reveals several interesting aspects of the dependence of capital and total costs on various design parameters. The authors considered a typical shell and tube heat exchanger used in an oil refinery. Its heat duty, inlet temperature and other details are given.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Hydrocarbon Processing
Publisher: Gulf Publ Co
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Gulf Publ Co.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 07:06
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 07:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35202

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