Daru, K.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Houston Texas

is a Pressure Vessel Engineer with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Mr. Daru works in the mechanical equipment division of Air Products, supporting engineering and design activities of AP projects worldwide from the Houston, Texas location. Prior to working with Air Products, Mr. Daru was a Technical Director in mechanical engineering at Fluor Corp. in Sugar Land, Texas. He has more than 30 yr of experience in the engineering, designing and specifying of static equipment in the refining, oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries. Mr. Daru has produced more than 10 publications in his field and holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from SVNIT in Surat, India. Mr. Daru is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana. The author can be reached at Kuntak.Daru@gmail.com.

Uncommon lessons: Shell-and-tube heat exchangers—Part 1

Daru, K., Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; Panchal, A., Independent Consultant; Gala, P., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (STHEs) are the most common heat transfer process equipment in all types of industrial plants.