A heat exchanger is a piece of equipment built for efficient heat transfer from one medium to another. The media is typically separated by a “solid wall” so that they never mix. Heat exchanger nodes can only have two connecting pipes, i.e., the process side and cooling/heating medium side would need to be modeled separately. Heat exchangers are widely used in space heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, power plants, chemical plants, petrochemical plants, petroleum refineries, natural gas processing, and sewage treatment.
The table below shows the application of different heat exchanger components available in the FluidFlow database:
The table below shows the required data input and the output for the heat exchanger elements. Note that the results table varies depending upon the fluid phase state and the visible properties selected by the user.