Tubesheet Thicknesses and Tube Loads for Floatinghead and Fixed-Tubesheet Heat Exchangers

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J. E. Soehrens

Pasadena, Calif. 91101

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 106(3), 289-299 (Aug 01, 1984) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264347 History: Online November 05, 2009


This paper presents procedures for computing tubesheet thicknesses and tube loads for floatinghead and fixed-tubesheet heat exchangers. It was prepared in connection with the activities of the Special Working Group on Heat Transfer Equipment of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Committee, for their use and consideration in the drafting of code rules for these items. The mathematical procedures are closely associated with the publications of Mr. K. A. Gardner. These are references [1 and 2] of the attached bibliography. As far as practicable, the symbols in this paper are those used by Gardner. Some differing symbols are used to be consistent with currently used Code symbols.

Copyright © 1984 by ASME
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