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Category: Heat Transfer Technology
Question: What are some of the consequences of an undersized kettle type reboiler?
Keywords: consequences,undersized,small,kettle,reboiler,shell,tube,exchangers
Answer: The effect will be a decrease in the boiling coefficient. A boiling coefficient depends on a nucleate boiling component and a two phase component that depends on the recirculation rate. An undersized kettle will not have enough space at the sides of the bundle for good recirculation. Another effect is high entrainment or even a two phase mixture going back to the tower. Source: Gulley Computer Associates