January 2012

Special Report: LNG/Gas Processing Developments

Apply new enhanced tubes to optimize heat transfer in LNG trains

New developments for heat exchangers reduce capital and plot size of key equipment

Ploix, B., Technip France; Lang, T., Wieland-Werke AG

Applications for extruded low-finned (LF) and externally and internally enhanced tubes are widespread in multiple industries, ranging from the air-conditioning and refrigeration, heating, automotive and power industries, as well as the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). A few selected examples are shown here:• Enhanced boiling and condensation tubes for packaged chillers• Inner grooved tubes for coil heat exchangers in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry• Enhanced tubes for the hydrocarbon processing industry• Enhanced tubes for power steering oil cooling in the automotive industry. For the HPI, distinct enhanced tubes for boilin

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