Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Large double pipe heat exchanger - how to connect in series?

  1. Mar 12, 2009 #1
    I have designed a heat exchanger of the double pipe hairpin variety and with 6" and 8" concentric tubes. The overall length is 90m therefore I need to connect nine 5m hairpins (10m total length) together but thinking about the practicality of it is it possible to connect this number in series and how should/could it be arranged. In series do the hairpins (U-tubes) have to be placed one on top of the other?

    Iv looked at the possibility of a parralell stream - as from the literature the general consensus is that in parralell the hairpins are side by side and in series on top of each other.

    Thanks for the advice
     
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Large double pipe heat exchanger - how to connect in series?
  1. Heat Exchanger (Replies: 13)

Loading...