PHEx: A computational tool for plate heat exchangers design problems(Article)

Chemical Engineering Transactions

Journal Article

This paper presents a computational tool (PHEx) developed in Excel VBA for solving sizing and rating design problems involving Chevron type plate heat exchangers (PHE) with 1-pass-1-pass configuration. The rating methodology procedure used in the program is outlined, and a case study is presented with the purpose to show how the program can be used to develop sensitivity analysis to several dimensional parameters of PHE and to observe their effect on transferred heat and pressure drop.. Copyright © 2014, AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.

J. Palmeira

J. Silva


Year of publication: 2014


ISSN: 22839216


DOI: 10.3303/CET1439052

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