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The Experimental Study on Enhanged heat Transfer Performance in Plate Type Heat Exchanger

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, 638 052 Tamilnadu INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 16-22, February,26 (2013)


In this experimental study investigated the effects of various operating and design parameters to enhanced heat transfer performance in plate type heat exchanger. Compact heat exchangers (CHE) are very well known for their special design which includes high heat transfer coefficient and maximum temperature driving force between the hot and cold fluids. The test section consists of a plate pack length 31 mm with 100°C work temperature, surface area and design pressure 6 kg/cmand varying of different operating parameters (flow rates, temperature, pressure and properties of test fluid) of hot and cold fluids. The effects of relevant parameters on plate type heat exchanger are investigated. The plate type heat exchangers have the advantages over the shell and tube heat exchanger for the heat recovery as large area can be provided in smaller space. If the experimental work enhances the overall heat transfer coefficient and its supports the system to improve the energy efficient and cost reduction.


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