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Category: Heat Transfer Technology
Question: Are some heat transfer services more prone to tube vibration that others for a shell and tube exchanger?
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Answer: Bundle vibration can cause leaks due to tubes being cut at the baffle holes or tubes being loosened at the tubesheet joint. There are services that are more likely to cause bundle vibration than others. The most likely service to cause vibration is a single phase gas operating at a pressure of 100 to 300 PSI. This is especially true if the baffle spacing is greater than 18 inches and single segmental. Source: Gulley Computer Associates


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