Prevent flow-induced vibration in heat exchangers
New technology can be used in existing tube bundles to enable higher flowrates without risk of tube damage
Optimization of an existing process plant sometimes referred
to as revamp or debottlenecking, can result in increased
flowrates and higher velocities through the existing facilities, including shell-and-tube
heat exchangers. While a higher velocity results in an elevated
pressure drop, research and plant operations data have shown
that it often has the advantage of reducing heat exchanger
fouling. However, on the negative side, higher velocity on the
shell side of the exchanger increases the potential for tube
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