Design of Heat Exchangers, pressure vessels and piping

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ED5319Design of Heat Exchangers, pressure vessels and piping

Objectives: To give a broad exposure to heat exchangers & related equipment and to acquaint the students with their actual designs, involving layout, thermal and mechanical design, with real examples from the industry.

OUTCOME: The student, at the end of the course, should be able –
• To conceive a design based on the information provided for a particular application
• To learn the sizing of the equipment
• To predict the thermal behavior and carry out a stress analysis
• To come up with a mechanical design as per the relevant codes
• To do the cost economic analysis

2. Course Contents:

• HEAT EXCHANGERS
Classification of Heat Exchangers. Thermal design using ε-NTU, P-NTU and LMTD methods and optimisation, effectiveness. Calculation of heat Transfer Coefficient and Pressure Drops in LMTD/ ε-NTU method. Mechanical design of baffles and tube sheets
• PRESSURE VESSELS
Design of tall, self-supporting process columns, supports for short vertical vessels, Design of nozzle and openings, Theory of Reinforcement
• PIPING
Basic Design Piping Systems and the components

3. Textbooks:

1. R.Mukherjee,”Practical thermal design of Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger”, Begell House Inc
2. Somnath Chattopadhyay, “Pressure Vessel Design and Practice”, CRC press, 2005
3. Mohinder L.Nayyar, “Piping handbook”, McGraw Hill Handbook, Seventh Edition

4. References and Suggest reading:

1. Ramesh K Shah, “Fundamental of Heat Exchanger Design”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.2003
2. T Kuppan, “Heat Exchanger design handbook”, Marcel Dekker, INC, 2000
3. Sadik kakac, ” Heat Exchangers, Selection, Rating and Thermal Design”.CRC Press LLC
4. M.Podhorsky, ” HEAT EXCHANGER: A Pratical approach to mechanical construction, Design and Calculations”, Begell House, Inc, 1998
5. Henry H. Bedner,-“Pressure Vessels, Design Hand Book”, CBS publishers and Distributors,
6. ASME Pressure Vessel and Boiler code, Section VIII Div 1 & 2, 2003 – American standard code for pressure piping , B 31.1
7. ASME B 31.1 & B31.3, Power and Process Piping Standards

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