Word forms: (regular plural) shell-and-tube heat exchangers
( Chemical Engineering : Heat transfer )
A shell-and-tube heat exchanger utilizing downflow of the feed gas through the tubes can be used for feed gas cooling.
The tubes are the basic component of the shell-and-tube heat exchanger, providing the heat-transfer surface between one fluid flowing inside the tubes and
another flowing outside.
A shell-and-tube heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that consists of a cylinder carrying one fluid, with
some smaller cylinders inside it carrying another fluid.
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