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Kettle Reboiler Design (KRD)

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This user friendly software is made to demonstrate the thermal design calculations and analysis of Kettle type
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User rating
4.3/10
7 votes
License
Shareware
OS
Windows
Version
1.0
File size
4.4 MB
Language
English
Release date
6 March 2011

Editor's review

This is a software tool to illustrate the thermal design of kettle type reboilers.

This software tool demonstrates the thermal design calculations and analysis of Kettle type reboilers. The software can be used to make preliminary sizing calculations that will help get a clear feel of the initial design. The tool can use either SI units or English (US) units. Calculation of duty, area, tube length and number of tubes are done easily. Shell diameter is arrived at by iterations. The tool has an estimation database that can help estimate the physical properties of something like 1450 components. Thermal Conductivity, Density, Heat Capacity and Viscosity are estimated. Critical properties, boiling and melting points are also available in databases. Fouling factors, overall heat transfer coefficients are available in databases. Features available lets users add or delete components. Import of properties to shell/tube sides through Excel, result summary via Excel again is possible. Save and load of results and generation and/or printing results summary are some other useful features.

The interface is simple and direct, but then not many things need be controlled through it. Some informational data for the design such as company, project number, name etc. are entered through text boxes provided for them. Set the units and you are on. Buttons for import, export, save results etc. related buttons are clearly marked. If you know what you are doing, using this tool should not be difficult. Weir weight, side heat transfer coefficients and such other parameters are calculated by the tool. If you are into design of the kettle type reboilers, this is a tool that can be really useful.

Publisher's description

This software tool is made to demonstrate the thermal design calculations and analysis of Kettle type reboilers.The software is user friendly and can be used to make preliminary sizing calculations that will help to give a clear outlook of the initial design. Below is a list of the main features:
+ Ability to use to different units of measurement, SI units and English (US) units
+ Calculation of Duty, Area, Tube length.
+ Calculation of number of tubes
+ Calculation of Shell Diameter by iteration
+ Calculation of Weir height
+ Calculation of Nucleate pool boiling heat transfer coefficient using two different correlations
+ Calculation of tube side heat transfer coefficient using two different correlations
+ Calculation of Velocities on the tube and shell side
+ Calculation of Maximum allowable vapour velocity on the shell side
+ Calculation of the Maximum critical flux using three different correlations
+ Calculation of Shell side Heat Flux
+ Calculation of Number of Vapour nozzles
+ Calculation of Prandtl number on shell and tube sides and Reynolds number for the tube side
+ Calculation of Clean/Fouled Overall Heat transfer coefficients
+ Calculation of Tube side pressure drop
+ The ability to calculate unknown mass flow rate
+ Calculate the scale resistance (dirt factor)
+ An estimation database that has the ability to Estimate the Physical properties of more than 1450 components; the database has the ability to estimate Thermal Conductivity, Density, Heat Capacity and Viscosity. The database also included critical properties, boiling and melting points.
+ Fouling factors database
+ Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients database
+ Customised database functions to allow user to add/delete components.
+ Ability to import properties to Shell/Tube sides form Microsoft Excel
+ Export Results summary to Microsoft Excel
+ Save/Load results.
+ Generate/Print Results summary and export it to Ms Excel.
Kettle Reboiler Design (KRD)
Kettle Reboiler Design (KRD)
Version 1.0
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