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Heat Exchangers

Lawrence J. Marchetti, P.E.

Course Outline

This 2-hour course utilizes US Department of Energy training materials (DOE-HDBK-1018/1-93, Mechanical Science, Vol. 1, Module 2) to describe the purpose, construction, and principals of operation for each major type of heat exchanger: parallel flow, counter flow, and cross flow.

This course includes a True-False quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Introduction

In almost any nuclear, chemical, or mechanical system, heat must be transferred from one fluid to another. Heat exchangers are used to transfer heat from one fluid to another. A basic understanding of the mechanical components of a heat exchanger is essential to understanding how they function and operate.

The course content is generic in nature. Specific information on a particular heat exchanger should be obtained directly from the manufacturer.

Course Content

The the course content is in a PDF file DOE-HDBK-1018/1-93, Mechanical Science, Vol. 1, Module 2. You are required to study Module-2.

Module-2 Heat Exchangers contains three (2) sections:

a. Types of Heat Exchangers
b. Heat Exchanger Applications

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Course Summary

Heat exchangers are utilized as a primary means of heat transfer between two fluids and are employed in numerous applications including nuclear, chemical, and mechanical systems. Engineers involved in the application, and selection of heat exchangers require a basic understanding of heat exchanger theory, operation, and components. The following course will provide the fundamental framework for this knowledge.

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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.