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Calculating the temperature distribution in horizontal vessel saddle supports

09.01.2010  | 

The heat-transfer theory of cooling fins is applied

Keywords: [heat transfer] [vessels] [structures]

In the process industries, with equipment operating at high temperatures, it is often required to know the temperature distribution in the horizontal-vessel saddles, and more specifically, the temperature at the saddle base. Cases where such a need may arise include:
• Selecting the correct type of antifriction material under a sliding saddle when high temperatures could be a concern
• Where the supporting structure integrity could be influenced by high temperatures transferred from the vessel through the saddles
• Selecting the correct material for the saddle plates.

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