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Category: Heat Transfer Technology
Question: Is there a quick rule-of-thumb to estimate a gas side heat transfer rate inside the tubes of a shell and tube heat exchanger?
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Answer: If you need to estimate a gas heat transfer rate or see if a program is getting a reasonable gas rate, use the following:h = 75 X Sq. Root(Op. pressure/100)The operating pressure is expressed as absolute. This is for inside the tubes. The rate will be lower for the shell side or if there is more than one exchanger. Source: Gulley Computer Associates