16 Aug 2019

Both tubeside and airside behavior affect the overall performance of an air cooler. Two concerns with air-cooled heat exchanger (ACHE) operation are two-phase process-side maldistribution in headers and misrated airside fan performance. At HTRI’s Research & Technology Center (RTC), we are developing plans to construct a header box for advanced tubeside analysis. In addition, we […]

02 May 2017

When forming tube-to-tubesheet expansion joints, everyone knows the rule of thumb guidelines published by tube expanding equipment suppliers and in text books, but do they know why that range is proposed, and what happens if it is exceeded? If the joint doesn’t seal within the range what do you do? Pull the tube and try […]