Air Cooled Heat Exchanger Handbook: Fundamentals, Calculations, Design and Q&A (Paperback)
The Air Cooled Heat Exchanger Handbook is an essential resource for engineers, designers, and technicians involved in the design, operation, and maintenance of air-cooled heat exchangers. This comprehensive guide covers the fundamentals, calculations, design, and Q&A of air-cooled heat exchangers, providing a complete overview of the subject.
The book begins with an introduction to the basic principles of heat transfer and fluid mechanics, followed by an explanation of the different types of air-cooled heat exchangers and their applications. The fundamentals of heat exchanger design, such as the selection of materials and the choice of fin types, are also discussed in detail.
The book then delves into the calculation of heat transfer rates and pressure drops in air-cooled heat exchangers. Various heat transfer and pressure drop correlations are presented, along with examples to demonstrate their use. The design of air-cooled heat exchangers, including the sizing of the heat exchanger and the selection of the proper fan, is also covered in depth.
Finally, the book includes a comprehensive Q&A section that covers a range of topics, from troubleshooting common problems to optimizing the performance of air-cooled heat exchangers.
With its clear, concise explanations and practical guidance, the Air Cooled Heat Exchanger Handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the design, operation, or maintenance of air-cooled heat exchangers. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in the field, this book is sure to become an indispensable reference for years to come.