Heat Exchanger Tubeside Pressure Drop

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In a shell & tube heat exchanger, the tubeside pressure drop is easier to calculate as compared to the shellside heat exchanger pressure drop. The total flow divided by number of tubes has to be taken into account along with the regular formula used for pressure drop through tube/pipe.

Exchanger tubeside pressure drop

Tubeside inputs
Total tubeside mass flow kg/hr
Tubeside Density kg/m3
Tubeside Viscosity cP
Number of tubes
Total tube length (accounting for all tube passes) m
Tube nominal diameter inches
Tubeside roughness mm
Tubeside pressure drop bar


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