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What is the tube temperature to be considered in the calculation of shell and tube heat exchangers?

This question comes out many times in the work of heat exchanger designers. The answer is needed whichever is the pressure vessel standard to be used. The normal situation in which the engineer charged of the mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers finds himself is the following: a…

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On-line Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchanger Design Course

In 2021 Sant’Ambrogio started to propose the online version of its well-established course on the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers. In years 2021 and 2022, four successful editions of the online courses in English language were organized and many participants from European and extra European countries could benefit…

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Why do we need a European Standard on Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers?

When I started working for an important Italian Pressure Vessel and Heat Exchangers manufacturer (around 50 years ago) I only knew that a shell and tube heat exchanger was some kind of metallic container, generally filled with tubes, with two fluids coming into it: a cold fluid, which should come…

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New working method for the drafting, approval and publication of the amendments to EN 13445 (unfired pressure vessels) and EN 13480 (piping)

It is now more than 30 years that I have the honour of being the president (sorry! I meant the coordinator) of Working Group 53 (Design and Calculation) of CEN Technical Committee 54, which is in charge of the most important of all the harmonized standards of the PED Directive:…

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2021 Pressure Vessel & Heat Exchanger Design Courses

In 2021 we held 2 editions of our online course on the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers in English language, in April and October. Both of them were successful and were fruitful learning opportunity for people from different European countries and some extra-European country as well. Our design courses are aimed…

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