Heat exchanger

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A heat exchanger is a device used to efficiently transfer heat from one fluid to another. The fluids may be separated to avoid direct contact or mixing. Heat exchangers are used in many engineering applications, such as refrigeration, heating and airconditioning systems, power plants, chemical processing systems, food processing systems, automobile radiators, and waste heat recovery units.[1]

Heating systems that use heat exchanges use natural gasses, propane, or heating oil. When either of these substances is burned to generate heat, they produce water vapor, soot, carbon dioxide, and most notably, carbon monoxide. If the heat exchanger is cracked then a person can be exposed to the carbon monoxide.[2]

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  • Adiabatic wheel heat exchanger
  • Double pipe heat exchanger
  • Dynamic scraped surface heat exchanger
  • Fluid heat exchanger
  • Phase-change heat exchanger
  • Pillow plate heat exchanger
  • Plate and shell heat exchanger
  • Plate fin heat exchanger
  • Plate heat exchanger
  • Shell and tube heat exchanger
  • Waste Heat Recovery Unit heat exchanger

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Heat Exchanger - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics". www.sciencedirect.com. Retrieved 2021-11-20.
  2. admin. "What problems can occur from cracked heat exchangers". MMM. Retrieved 2021-11-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)