S-SS-3-17 Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Methods for Square One Baffles

T. G. Lestina and K. J. Farrell

TRICO Metal Products, Inc. manufactures Square One baffles, a strip baffle or egg crate tube support technology for square pitch layouts. This report documents heat transfer and pressure drop methods for shellside flow using Square One baffles. Based on the existing Xist® window flow model, the methods have been adjusted for Square One geometry using results from a computational fluid dynamics model. Correlations for heat transfer and pressure drop are based on free flow area through the baffles.