Tag: AIR-COOLED HEAT EXCHANGER
Two-phase flow in air-cooled heat exchangers
June 10, 2020Brandon White, Test Engineer Air-cooled heat exchangers are one of the most widely used types of heat exchangers. At times, they can experience two-phase flow separation and flow maldistribution inside their header boxes, potentially reducing process heat transfer. At HTRI’s Research & Technology Center, we are currently working on a project...
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...