Tag: AIR-COOLED UNIT
Simulating air-cooler header and fan performance informs physical testing plans
June 05, 2019Salem A. Bouhairie, Senior Project Engineer, Research Both tubeside and airside behavior affect the overall performance of an air cooler. Two concerns with air-cooled heat exchanger (ACHE) operation are two-phase process-side maldistribution in headers and misrated airside fan performance. At HTRI’s Research & Technology Center (RTC), we are developing plans to...
RTC Update: Expanding our test capabilities
April 24, 2018David Burton, Director, Research & Technology Center Here’s a brief update on recent activities at our Research & Technology Center (RTC). Air-cooled Unit (ACU) HTRI’s newest experimental unit is an air-cooled heat exchanger, capable of operating in multiple configurations. The ACU consists of two cells, each with an axial fan five...