Performance Evaluation of Plate Heat Exchanger

5 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2018

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Ashish S. Patil

Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering - Mechanical, Students

Sanjay P. Salve

Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering

Date Written: December 21, 2017

Abstract

Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) is the device in which plates are pressed together between two end covers. It consists of series of thin parallel plates that are corrugated both to increase turbulence and to increase mechanical rigidity. These heat exchanger plays significant role in condensing and evaporating system. The research work mainly deals with obtaining heat transfer data for two phase (steam to water) configuration in corrugated PHE. Calculations for heat transfer coefficient, heat duty, pressure drop is done analytically which is then validated with HTRI software. Heat duty calculated analytically was found to be 269.39kW, while from HTRI software 271.9kW. This study represents the influence of geometric parameters on thermal hydraulic performance of PHE. Numerical simulation is carried out with an objective to explore CFD tool to study flow pattern and heat transfer augmentation of furrows in corrugated walls encountered in commercial Plate Heat Exchanger.

Keywords: Heat Exchanger, Corrugated Plates, CFD, HTRI Software

Suggested Citation

Patil, Ashish S. and Salve, Sanjay P., Performance Evaluation of Plate Heat Exchanger (December 21, 2017). International Conference on Advances in Thermal Systems, Materials and Design Engineering (ATSMDE2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3102161

Ashish S. Patil (Contact Author)

Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering - Mechanical, Students ( email )

Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra
India

Sanjay P. Salve

Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering ( email )

Nigdi, Pune
Maharashtra
411044
India

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