Support Product Services purchased the designs and tooling to manufacture double wall heat exchangers used to cool engine-driven flood water pumps with process water – thereby eliminating the need for engine mounted radiators.
Application Solutions was contracted to take the original designs and generate engineering drawings such that the tube sheets, baffle plates could be produced on CNC machines.
The project work was further extended to evaluate several of the open channel cooler designs to their actual effectiveness.
Several computational fluid dynamic studies were commissioned to determine the velocities in the tubes under different conditions in a simulated channel. Further computational studies were performed to validate the heat transfer coefficients used in the sizing tools. Projects are ongoing.