AC-6 Air-Cooled Heat Exchanger Construction Practices

F. V. Huber, G. Borushko, and L. H. Fordham

This HTRI report is an attempt to cover current construction and design practices of air-cooled heat exchangers in a manner helpful to engineers, designers, and executives. The list of codes and standards, description of basic types of air-cooled heat exchangers, their applicability, methods of erection, description of common design of plenums, fan decks and fan rings, tube bundle specific features, headers, nozzle connections, fin types, and motor-fan drives are covered in this report. The report considers the merit of various design detail types and the methods of fabrication which were not covered in other HTRI reports.