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Joint Paper Published with Shell Oil on the advantages of Vipertex 1EHT under fouling conditions

by vipertex on August 31st, 2015

The results of a joint research project between Shell Oil and Rigidized Metals has recently been published in the Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer. Heat Transfer advantages of the 1EHT tube for crude fouling conditions are discussed.

 

HEAT TRANSFER PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CRITERIA APPLIED TO A TEXTURED TUBE SURFACE FOR CRUDE OIL

Himanshu Joshi
Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
David Kukulka
Ridigized Metals Corp.
Srikanth Kummari
Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd.

 

The evaluation shows that depending on the applied constraints, different benefits can be obtained using Vipertex tubes, inculding: – a heat duty increase of up to 19%, an 18-30% reduced flow rate to achieve the same heat duties, or a change in the geometry to achieve a 8-9% increase in heat transfer at the same pumping power.

 

 

From → Heat transfer, Tubing

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