TT-28 Specifying disk-and-doughnut baffles in Xist
December 04, 2019Component: Xist Applicable to: All supported versions (versions 7.3 and 8) Date posted: 5 December 2019 Disk-and-doughnut baffles are an alternative to conventional segmental baffles. Figure 1 illustrates a generic disk-and-doughnut baffle configuration. In many industrial units, tubes are present only in the overlap region between the disk baffles and the...
TT-18 Design guidance for no-tube-in-window (NTIW) baffles
January 26, 2017Component: Xist Applicable to: All supported versions (Versions 7.3 and 8) Date posted: 25 March 2015 Compared to other segmental baffle designs, no-tube-in-window (NTIW) baffles provide improved tube support with low pressure drop. Adding intermediate support plates between baffles can alleviate tube vibration for virtually any baffle spacing, thus simplifying low...
S-SS-3-25 Analysis of NTIW shellside performance using CFD and Xist
January 16, 2017Using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Xist, HTRI simulated three configurations of no-tubes-in-window (NTIW) bundles in shell-and-tube heat exchangers. Our analysis of the trends in pressure drop and heat transfer underscores the importance of window friction and window momentum losses, even without tubes in this region, as well as the existence...