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Calculating Average Tube Side And Shell Side Film Coefficient In Aspen

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#1 Bluehat


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:26 PM

Good day all.  I will appreciate it if anyone understands how the average film coefficients for heat exchanger tube side and shell side film coefficients are estimated from the local heat transfer coefficients data in aspen EDR. The calculation details in Aspen EDR provides the interval analysis table which contains the local heat fluxes, local film coefficients, void fraction, vapour fraction, bulk temperature, skin temperature, etc.  From the aspen edr help files, it is mentioned that the tube side  or shell side film coefficient is the average value of the film coefficients. I've tried arithmetic and geometric mean but none seem to give me the value reported in EDR result summary.  I have also adapted the method outlined in HTRI to the EDR data and this also did give a good prediction. any helpful tips or suggestions will be appreciated.  
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#2 daniwibowo8


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 11:36 AM

do you mean the fluid properties or fouling factor?

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