When it comes to heating issues most of us think about the furnaces in our homes and the impending need that we will all have to heat our homes in the upcoming winter months. In addition to the furnaces that heat our homes, though, many manufacturing countries rely on the heat transfer process to make sure that their products are completed and that their workers are comfortable.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the heat transfer and thermal energy storage industries:
- The shell portion of the heat exchanger can often last 40 or more years without corrosion or something to seriously damage the shell.
- Heat exchangers are available in three different kinds: parallel-flow or counterflow configuration, shell-and-tube configuration, and cross-flow configuration.
- Estimates show that the revenue of boiler and heat exchanger manufacturing in the U.S. reached $7 billion in the year 2013.
- Heat exchangers are used to transfer heat between a solid surface and a fluid, heat between two or more fluids, or between solid particulates and a fluid, at different temperatures and in thermal contact.
- Energy statistics indicate that the heat exchanger market is projected to reach $19.14 billion by the year 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2%.
- An air cooled heat exchanger can offer a range of induced and forced draft fin fan coolers with both vertical and horizontal configurations.
- The heat exchanger is called a multi-pass heat exchanger when a heat exchanger?s fluids pass each other more than once.
- If the heat exchanger’s fluids pass each other only once, the heat exchanger is called a single-pass heat exchanger.
- Shell and tube heat exchangers is the most common type of heat exchanger in oil refineries and other large chemical plants. This type of heat exchanger consists of a large pressure vessel, called a shell, with a bundle of tubes inside it. One fluid runs through the tubes, and another fluid flows over the tubes, through the shell, to transfer heat between the two fluids. The set of tubes is called a tube bundle, and can be created from several types of tubes, sometimes longitudinally finned, sometimes plain.
- One fluid flows through tubes and second fluid passes around the tubes perpendicularly in cross flow heat exchangers.
- No one heating system works for every kind of building, so it is important to make sure that you do your research and plan for the right heat transfer or other kind of system.
It is getting to be that time of the year when THE HEAT IS ON in homes, offices, and manufacturing plants across the country. When the temperatures drop will you be ready?