Book Name: Process Heat Transfer by Robert W. Serth
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Process Heat Transfer Rules, Functions and Guidelines Of Thumb by Robert W. Serth and Thomas G. Lestina


Preface to First Version of Process Heat Transfer Rules, Functions and Guidelines Of Thumb

This ebook (Process Heat Transfer Rules, Functions and Guidelines Of Thumb) is predicated on a course in course of warmth switch that I’ve taught for a few years. The course has been taken by seniors and first-year graduate college students who’ve accomplished an introductory course in engineering warmth switch.

Though this background is assumed, practically all college students want some overview earlier than continuing to extra superior materials.

For that reason, and in addition to make the ebook self-contained, the primary three chapters present a overview of important materials usually lined in an introductory warmth switch course.

Moreover, the ebook is meant to be used by practising engineers in addition to college college students, and it has been written with the goal of facilitating self-study.

Not like some books on this area, no try is made herein to cowl all the panoply of warmth switch tools.

As an alternative, the ebook focuses on the forms of tools most generally used within the chemical course of industries, particularly, shell-and-tube warmth exchangers (together with condensers and reboilers), air-cooled warmth exchangers and double-pipe (hairpin) warmth exchangers.

Throughout the confines of a single quantity, this method permits an in-depth therapy of the fabric that’s most related from an industrial perspective, and offers college students with the detailed information wanted for engineering observe.


This method can be per the time out there in a one-semester course. Design of double-pipe exchangers is offered in Chapter 4.

Chapters 5 to 7 comprise a unit coping with shell-and-tube exchangers in operations involving single-phase fluids. Design of shell-and-tube exchangers is roofed in Chapter 5 utilizing the Simplified Delaware technique for shell-side calculations.

For pedagogical causes, extra subtle strategies for performing shell-side heat-transfer and pressure-drop calculations are offered individually in Chapter 6 (full Delaware technique) and Chapter 7 (Stream Evaluation technique).

Heat exchanger networks are lined in Chapter 8. I usually current this matter at this level within the course to offer a change of tempo. Nonetheless,

Chapter 8 is basically self-contained and may, due to this fact, be lined at any time. Part-change operations are lined in Chapters 9 to 11.

Chapter 9 presents the fundamentals of boiling warmth switch and two-phase circulate. The latter is encountered in each Chapter 10, which offers with the design of reboilers, and Chapter 11, which covers condensation and condenser design. Design of air-cooled warmth exchangers is offered in Chapter 12.

The fabric on this chapter is basically self-contained and, therefore, it may be lined at any time.


Because the major aim of each the ebook and the course is to offer college students with the information and expertise wanted for contemporary industrial observe, pc functions play an integral position, and the ebook is meant to be used with a number of business software program packages.

HEXTRAN (SimSci-Esscor), HTRI Xchanger Suite (Heat Transfer Analysis, Inc.) and the HTFS Suite (Aspen Know-how, Inc.) are used within the ebook, together with HX-Web (Aspen Know-how, Inc.)

for pinch calculations. HEXTRAN affords probably the most full protection of matters, because it handles all forms of warmth exchangers and in addition performs pinch calculations for design of warmth exchanger networks.

It doesn’t carry out mechanical design calculations for shell-and-tube exchangers, nevertheless, nor does it generate detailed tube layouts or setting plans.

Moreover, the methodology used by HEXTRAN is predicated on publicly out there know-how and is mostly much less refined than that of the opposite software program packages.

The HTRI and HTFS packages use proprietary strategies developed by their respective analysis organizations, and are comparable of their degree of refinement.

HTFS Suite handles all forms of warmth exchangers; it additionally performs mechanical design calculations and develops detailed tube layouts and setting plans for shell-and-tube exchangers.

HTRI Xchanger Suite lacks a mechanical design function, and the module for hairpin exchangers will not be included with an educational license.

Neither HTRI nor HTFS has the aptitude to carry out pinch calculations. As of this writing, Aspen Know-how will not be offering the TASC and ACOL modules of the HTFS Suite underneath its college program.


As an alternative, it’s providing the HTFS-plus design bundle. This bundle mainly consists of the TASC and ACOL computational engines mixed with barely modified GUI’s from the corresponding BJAC packages (HETRAN and AEROTRAN), and packaged with the BJAC TEAMS mechanical design program.

This bundle differs drastically in look and to some extent in out there options from HTFS Suite.

Nonetheless, many of the outcomes offered within the textual content utilizing TASC and ACOL could be generated utilizing the HTFS-plus bundle. Software program firms are frequently modifying their merchandise, making variations between the textual content and present variations of the software program packages unavoidable.

Nonetheless, many modifications contain solely superficial modifications in format which have little, if any, impact on outcomes.

Extra substantive modifications happen much less continuously, and even then the consequences are typically comparatively minor. However, readers ought to count on some divergence of the software program from the variations used herein, they usually shouldn’t be unduly involved if their outcomes differ considerably from these offered within the textual content.

Certainly, even the identical model of a code, when run on totally different machines, can produce barely totally different outcomes resulting from variations in round-off errors.

With these caveats, it’s hoped that the detailed pc examples will show useful in studying to make use of the software program packages, in addition to in understanding their idiosyncrasies and limitations.

I’ve made a concerted effort to introduce the complexities of the subject material regularly all through the ebook in an effort to keep away from overwhelming the reader with an enormous quantity of element at anybody time.

Because of this, info on shell-and-tube exchangers is unfold over a variety of chapters, and among the finer particulars are launched within the context of instance issues, together with pc examples.


Though there’s an apparent draw back to this technique, I nonetheless consider that it represents good pedagogy.

Each English models, that are nonetheless broadly used by American trade, and SI models are used on this Process Heat Transfer Rules, Functions and Guidelines Of Thumb ebook. College students in the USA must be proficient in each units of models, and the identical is true of scholars in international locations that do a considerable amount of enterprise with U.S. companies.

With a purpose to reduce the necessity for unit conversion, nevertheless, working equations are both given in dimensionless kind or, when this isn’t sensible, they’re given in each units of models.

I wish to take this chance to thank the various college students who’ve contributed to this effort over time, each straight and not directly by their participation in my course.

I might additionally like to precise my deep appreciation to my colleagues within the Division of Chemical and Pure Gasoline Engineering at TAMUK, Dr. Ali Pilehvari and Mrs. Wanda Kilos.

With out their assist, encouragement, and friendship, this Process Heat Transfer Rules, Functions and Guidelines Of Thumb ebook wouldn’t have been written.

Preface to Second Version of Process Heat Transfer Rules, Functions and Guidelines Of Thumb

This version offers an improved dialogue of sensible trade issues within the design and operation of course of warmth exchangers.

Most of the revisions are primarily based on current advances of HTRI analysis, plus the continuing suggestions of course of engineers and heat-exchanger designers by way of the HTRI Technical Help Group.

Numerous new examples have additionally been included that illustrate further facets of heat-exchanger design. The next is a abstract of a very powerful additions:


– A bit on radiation has been added in Chapter 2 to offer extra full protection of warmth switch

fundamentals. Materials on blended convection and non-ideal warmth switch from fins has additionally been added in

this chapter.

– A bit on plate warmth exchangers has been added in Chapter 3 to offer extra full protection of probably the most broadly used forms of industrial warmth exchangers. New materials on baffles and shell choice standards for shell-and-tube exchangers has additionally been added.

– Two examples involving the design of a multi-tube hairpin exchanger have been added in Chapter 4.

– An instance illustrating the importance of temperature profiles within the design of shell-and-tube warmth exchangers has been added in Chapter 5.

– A bit masking shell-side design pointers primarily based on stream evaluation has been added in Chapter 7, and Instance 7.4 has been re-worked on this foundation. Two new pc examples have additionally been added.

– In Chapter 8, a case research has been added that illustrates the applying of Pinch Evaluation to a real-world course of, the manufacturing of gasoline from bio-ethanol.

– A brand new instance has been added in Chapter 10 that illustrates among the unintended penalties that may come up from using fouling elements in reboiler design.

– In Chapter 11, a piece on condenser venting, draining, and subcooling has been added. A brand new instance evaluating totally different baffle configurations and various kinds of tubing for condensing functions has additionally been added, and Instance 11.10 has been utterly re-worked.

– An instance involving the design of an air-cooled condenser has been added in Chapter 12.

All materials pertaining to HTRI Xchanger Suite has been up to date to Model 7.0, the latest launch on the time of writing.
We’ve additionally corrected quite a few errors that sadly escaped the overview course of for the primary version.
It’s our honest hope that these revisions will improve the utility of the ebook for each college students and practitioners of the topic.


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