Lawrence J. Marchetti, P.E.
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.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
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.
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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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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