Upcoming Events

March 19, 2019
10:30 AM CDT (UTC -05:00)

In an experimental, sponsored research program, HTRI investigated the thermal and hydraulic characteristics of a welded plate heat exchanger (WPHE). We conducted liquid-phase, flow boiling, and condensation experiments in a WPHE provided by Hisaka Works, Ltd.

These data, together with single-phase and phase-change data from other commercially available chevron-type plate heat exchangers, provide us a strong foundation for developing generalized heat transfer and pressure drop methods for corrugated crisscross channels. 

In this presentation, we discuss our analysis of the data. We demonstrate thermal stratification of liquid flow and liquid-vapor and temperature maldistribution of horizontal flow boiling in vertical channels. Because software specific to modeling cross flow of hot and cold streams in WPHEs was not available, we used Xphe to estimate thermal predictions. Using a countercurrent arrangement—and without accounting for the impact of cross flow or maldistribution—Xphe predicts most of the data within reasonable ranges. However, the current phase-change methods in Xphe do require some improvement before they apply to all plate heat exchangers with corrugated crisscross channels. 

Heat Exchange Engineering Europe 2019

Prague, Czech Republic | February 27 - 28, 2019

Heat Exchange Engineering (HEE) is a unique event dedicated to the needs of heat transfer specialists and energy management. HEE Europe 2019 conference and exhibition will be held at the Grandior Hotel Prague, Czech Republic on the 27-28 February 2019. 

HTRI will be exhibiting in Stand 1.

For more information on the conference, visit heatexchangeengineering.com.

Las Vegas, NV | April 14 - 17, 2019

The 2019 American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) Conference will be held April 14-17, 2019 in the Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, NV, USA. ASTFE is the premier international society by and for professionals within the thermal and fluids science and engineering community.

Kevin Farrell, HTRI's Principal Engineer for Computational Simulation & Validation, will give a presentation on the "CFD Approach for Predicting Entrainment in Kettle Reboilers".