August 2009

Special Report: Fluid Flow and Rotating Equipment

Improve gas compression systems with all-welded shell-and-plate heat exchangers

They offer benefits compared to shell-and-tube and welded-plate designs

Gavelin, S., Tranter International

  Multistage gas compression is one of the most common processes in any industrial plant. Applications vary from one industry to another and include natural gas processing, petroleum refining, and manufacturing of chemicals and end-product gases. Pressurizing the gas enables it to be stored and transported more easily. The use of shell-and-plate heat exchangers in place of conventional welded-plate heat exchangers and shell-and-tube units provides a lot of benefits. With the shell-and-plate design you avoid the corner welds that are critical for the traditional "four-corner grid" welded-plate design and you also save space and weight compared to the shell-and-tube units. The shell-and

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact email Peter Ramsay or call +44 20 3409 2240*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive



{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}