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Category: Heat Transfer Technology
Question: What is a good, general correlation for the friction factor on the shell side of a shell and tube heat exchanger?
Keywords: shell,side,friction,factor
Answer: For a shell-side Reynolds Number <500: f = 0.11183/Re0.59246 (error as much as 20%)For a shell-side Reynolds Number >500: f = 0.01159/Re0.18597 (more accurate)


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