Joint Paper Published with Shell Oil on the advantages of Vipertex 1EHT under fouling conditions
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.
Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
Ridigized Metals Corp.
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.