Research Update: 2018 - Year in HTRI Research
February 28, 2019This webinar highlights the accomplishments of HTRI Research over the past year and describes how HTRI members can benefit from these developments. We briefly discuss airside studies with our air cooler unit, vacuum condensation experiments with hydrocarbon mixtures, new phase change methods for plate heat exchangers, subcooling with shellside condensation, and...
TechTip: Momentum Recovery in Tubeside Vacuum Condensers
February 01, 2017Traditionally, for tubeside vacuum condensers, designers attempt to ensure that the velocity profile through the exchanger decelerates from the inlet nozzle to the outlet nozzle. Momentum recovery occurs with a reducing velocity profile throughout an exchanger. If correlations do not account for momentum recovery in the inlet and outlet header of...
Research Update: Shellside Vacuum Condensation
January 16, 2017In 2008, HTRI established a multiyear research program to study vacuum condensation. The Low Pressure Condensation Unit (LPCU) was designed and constructed to accomplish this task. This webinar will present a description of the shellside vacuum condensation test section and a preview of preliminary findings. It also contains high-speed videos that...