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Heat Exchanger Equipment Field Manual

Common Operating Problems and Practical Solutions

From upstream to downstream, heat exchangers are utilized in every stage of the petroleum value stream. An integral piece of equipment, heat exchangers are among the most confusing and problematic pieces of equipment in petroleum processing operations. This is especially true for engineers just entering the field or seasoned engineers that must keep up with the latest methods for in-shop and in-service inspection, repair, alteration and re-rating of equipment. The objective of this book is to provide engineers with sufficient information to make better logical choices in designing and operating the system. Heat Exchanger Equipment Field Manual provides an indispensable means for the determination of possible failures and for the recognition of the optimization potential of the respective heat exchanger.


petroleum, chemical and mechanical engineers who are in petroleum production, refining and gas processing and plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with assignments involving heat exchanger sizing, specification, or operation.

Paperback, 488 Pages

Published: June 2012

Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-12-397016-9


  • "Focusing on the various types of heat transfer equipment used in the upstream and downstream oil and gas value chain, Stewart and Lewis present advice on maintenance and optimization and diagnosing and repairing operational problems. They cover heat transfer theory; heat exchanger configurations; inspecting, maintaining, and repairing tubular heat exchangers; and repairing, altering, and re-rating. Though the book is indeed small enough to carry in the field, the information could also be useful in the shop. Gulf Professional is an imprint of Elsevier."--Reference and Research News, October 2012


  • Table of Contents

    Heat Exchanger Field Manual

    Part One Heat Transfer Equipment

    1. Typical Process Heating and Cooling Applications
    2. Basic Heat Transfer Theory
    3.  Fluid Properties
           Heat Transfer principles
                LMTD Determination
                Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
                Process Heat Duty
                     Sensible Heat
                     Latent heat
                     Heat of Vaporization
                Inside/Outside Film Coefficient
                Fouling Factors

      Part Two Configurations

    4. Heat Exchanger Configurations
    5. TEMA Considerations
           Compact Heat Exchangers
                Printed Circuit
                Welded Plate
           Brazed Aluminum Exchangers
           Cold Box
           Fired Equipment
                Furnace type
                     Indirect Fired Heaters
                     Direct Fired Heaters
           Typical control schemes

    6. Fain-Fan Air Coolers
    7. Induced Draft
       Forced Draft

    8. Equipment Selection and Sizing
    9. Part Three Troubleshooting and Maintenance

    10. Operating Problems
    11. Typical Control Schemes


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