Optimization in Tube Bundels of Air cooled Heat Exchanger Analysis with HTRI Software

P K Panday, Pritam Singh Patel
2015 International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technoloy  
Considering the fact that the standby fan also contributes in heat transfer we analyze the heat exchanger in three different fan conditions. They are as follows: 1. Two fans working and one standby( as commonly used in industries), 2. All three fans remain off condition, so, only natural convection is possible, 3. Two fans are working, which transfers heat through forced convection and also include natural convection through one fan off. Then with the help of HTRI (Heat transfer research Inc.)
more » ... fer research Inc.) software we analyze performance of all the three conditions and conclude that the number of tube bundles can reduce for same amount of heat transfer. This results in reduction of cost and weight of the heat exchanger.
doi:10.14445/22315381/ijett-v30p266 fatcat:6e3xolnl7jguzhbmr3js4wz44e