CHME - UOL - Heat Exchanger Network


Heat Exchanger Network


Equipment Specifications

  • Steam-water double pipe heat exchanger 5 m in length containing 5 thermocouples at intermediate positions. (Red insulated piping) 
  • Water-water double pipe heat exchanger 20 m in length containing 5 thermocouples at intermediate positions. (Green insulated piping) 
  • Fisher® control valves are used to control the steam and water flow rates.
  • Equipment is operated using the DeltaV™ DCS.
  • Alarms and interlocks are present for process safety. 

Possible Experimental Objectives

  • Calibration of an orifice plate flow meter for water flow and vortex shedding meter for steam flow.
  • Determination of steady state experimental overall heat transfer coefficients for steam-water and water-water double pipe heat exchangers and comparison to predicted values calculated from heat transfer correlations.
  • Unsteady state double pipe heat exchanger modeling using partial differential equations.
  • Temperature control by manipulating steam or water flow via pneumatic Fisher® control valves with the option of adding feedforward or cascade control.
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