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Alternate Design Charts for Fixed Tubesheet Design Procedure Included in ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1

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T. Kuppan

R.D.S.O., Ministry of Railways, Lucknow 226011, India

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 117(2), 189-194 (May 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2842109 History: Received February 07, 1994; Revised September 29, 1994; Online February 11, 2008

Abstract

Design formulas and calculation procedure for the design of fixed tubesheets of shell and tube heat exchangers are included in Appendix AA—Nonmandatory of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1. To minimize the number of calculations, charts are provided as part of the design procedure. This article provides alternate charts for certain parameters and the original version of the charts are extended for larger values of tubesheet design parameter. Numerical values are given in tabular form for certain functions used in plotting the design charts. This will help to do design calculations without referring to the charts.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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