## Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number Solution

STEP 0: Pre-Calculation Summary
Formula Used
Plate Pressure Drop = 8*(0.6*(Reynold Number^(-0.3)))*(Path Length/Equivalent Diameter)*(Fluid Density*(Channel Velocity^2)/2)
ΔPp = 8*(0.6*(Re^(-0.3)))*(Lp/De)*(ρfluid*(up^2)/2)
This formula uses 6 Variables
Variables Used
Plate Pressure Drop - (Measured in Pascal) - Plate Pressure Drop refers to the loss of fluid pressure as the fluid flows through the channels formed by the plates.
Reynold Number - Reynold Number is defined as the ratio of inertial force to the viscous force of fluid.
Path Length - (Measured in Meter) - Path Length refers to the distance that the fluid travels between the plates. It represents the length of the flow path within the heat exchanger channels formed by adjacent plates.
Equivalent Diameter - (Measured in Meter) - Equivalent diameter represents a single characteristic length that takes into account the cross-sectional shape and flow path of a non-circular or irregularly shaped channel or duct.
Fluid Density - (Measured in Kilogram per Cubic Meter) - Fluid Density is defined as the ratio of mass of given fluid with respect to the volume that it occupies.
Channel Velocity - (Measured in Meter per Second) - Channel Velocity refers to the average velocity of the fluid flowing through the channels formed by adjacent plates.
STEP 1: Convert Input(s) to Base Unit
Reynold Number: 23.159 --> No Conversion Required
Path Length: 631.47 Millimeter --> 0.63147 Meter (Check conversion ​here)
Equivalent Diameter: 16.528 Millimeter --> 0.016528 Meter (Check conversion ​here)
Fluid Density: 995 Kilogram per Cubic Meter --> 995 Kilogram per Cubic Meter No Conversion Required
Channel Velocity: 1.845 Meter per Second --> 1.845 Meter per Second No Conversion Required
STEP 2: Evaluate Formula
Substituting Input Values in Formula
ΔPp = 8*(0.6*(Re^(-0.3)))*(Lp/De)*(ρfluid*(up^2)/2) --> 8*(0.6*(23.159^(-0.3)))*(0.63147/0.016528)*(995*(1.845^2)/2)
Evaluating ... ...
ΔPp = 120988.346458467
STEP 3: Convert Result to Output's Unit
120988.346458467 Pascal --> No Conversion Required
120988.346458467 120988.3 Pascal <-- Plate Pressure Drop
(Calculation completed in 00.020 seconds)
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Shell Side Pressure Drop = 0.5*8*Friction Factor*(Length of Tube/Baffle Spacing)*(Shell Diameter/Equivalent Diameter)*(Fluid Density/2)*(Fluid Velocity^2)*((Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^-0.14)
Shell Side Pressure Drop in Heat Exchanger
Shell Side Pressure Drop = (8*Friction Factor*(Length of Tube/Baffle Spacing)*(Shell Diameter/Equivalent Diameter))*(Fluid Density/2)*(Fluid Velocity^2)*((Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^-0.14)
Tube Side Pressure Drop in Heat Exchanger for Turbulent Flow
Tube Side Pressure Drop = Number of Tube-Side Passes*(8*Friction Factor*(Length of Tube/Pipe Inner Diameter)*(Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^-0.14+2.5)*(Fluid Density/2)*(Fluid Velocity^2)
Tube Side Pressure Drop in Heat Exchanger for Laminar Flow
Tube Side Pressure Drop = Number of Tube-Side Passes*(8*Friction Factor*(Length of Tube/Pipe Inner Diameter)*(Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^-0.25+2.5)*(Fluid Density/2)*(Fluid Velocity^2)
Reynolds Number for Condensate Film Outside Vertical Tubes in Heat Exchanger
Reynold Number = 4*Mass Flowrate/(pi*Pipe Outer Diameter*Number of Tubes*Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature)
Reynolds Number for Condensate Film Inside Vertical Tubes in Condenser
Reynold Number = 4*Mass Flowrate/(pi*Pipe Inner Diameter*Number of Tubes*Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature)
Number of Tubes in Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Number of Tubes = 4*Mass Flowrate/(Fluid Density*Fluid Velocity*pi*(Pipe Inner Diameter)^2)
Shell Area for Heat Exchanger
Shell Area = (Tube Pitch-Pipe Outer Diameter)*Shell Diameter*(Baffle Spacing/Tube Pitch)
Stack Design Pressure Draft for Furnace
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Number of Transfer Units for Plate Heat Exchanger
Number of Transfer Units = (Outlet Temperature-Inlet Temperature)/Log Mean Temperature Difference
Equivalent Diameter for Triangular Pitch in Heat Exchanger
Equivalent Diameter = (1.10/Pipe Outer Diameter)*((Tube Pitch^2)-0.917*(Pipe Outer Diameter^2))
Equivalent Diameter for Square Pitch in Heat Exchanger
Equivalent Diameter = (1.27/Pipe Outer Diameter)*((Tube Pitch^2)-0.785*(Pipe Outer Diameter^2))
Viscosity Correction Factor for Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Viscosity Correction Factor = (Fluid Viscosity at Bulk Temperature/Fluid Viscosity at Wall Temperature)^0.14
Pumping Power Required in Heat Exchanger Given Pressure Drop
Pumping Power = (Mass Flowrate*Tube Side Pressure Drop)/Fluid Density
Heat Exchanger Volume for Hydrocarbon Applications
Heat Exchanger Volume = (Heat Duty of Heat Exchanger/Log Mean Temperature Difference)/100000
Heat Exchanger Volume for Air Separation Applications
Heat Exchanger Volume = (Heat Duty of Heat Exchanger/Log Mean Temperature Difference)/50000
Provision for Thermal Expansion and Contraction in Heat Exchanger
Thermal Expansion = (97.1*10^-6)*Length of Tube*Temperature Difference
Number of Tubes in Eight Pass Triangular Pitch given Bundle Diameter
Number of Tubes = 0.0365*(Bundle Diameter/Pipe Outer Diameter)^2.675
Number of Tubes in Six Pass Triangular Pitch given Bundle Diameter
Number of Tubes = 0.0743*(Bundle Diameter/Pipe Outer Diameter)^2.499
Number of Tubes in Four Pass Triangular Pitch given Bundle Diameter
Number of Tubes = 0.175*(Bundle Diameter/Pipe Outer Diameter)^2.285
Number of Tubes in One Pass Triangular Pitch given Bundle Diameter
Number of Tubes = 0.319*(Bundle Diameter/Pipe Outer Diameter)^2.142
Number of Tubes in Two Pass Triangular Pitch given Bundle Diameter
Number of Tubes = 0.249*(Bundle Diameter/Pipe Outer Diameter)^2.207
Number of Tubes in Center Row Given Bundle Diameter and Tube Pitch
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Number of Baffles in Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
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Shell Diameter of Heat Exchanger Given Clearance and Bundle Diameter
Shell Diameter = Shell Clearance+Bundle Diameter

## Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number Formula

Plate Pressure Drop = 8*(0.6*(Reynold Number^(-0.3)))*(Path Length/Equivalent Diameter)*(Fluid Density*(Channel Velocity^2)/2)
ΔPp = 8*(0.6*(Re^(-0.3)))*(Lp/De)*(ρfluid*(up^2)/2)

## What is the Significance of Plate Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger?

Plate pressure drop in a plate-type heat exchanger refers to the loss of fluid pressure as the fluid flows through the channels formed by the plates. It is a measure of the resistance encountered by the fluid as it moves through the narrow passages between the plates. Plate pressure drop is a critical consideration in the design and operation of plate heat exchangers. Several factors contribute to plate pressure drop, including the fluid velocity, viscosity, flow rate, and the geometric configuration of the plates (such as plate spacing and pattern). Higher fluid velocities and more complex plate arrangements tend to increase pressure drop.

## How to Calculate Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number?

Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number calculator uses Plate Pressure Drop = 8*(0.6*(Reynold Number^(-0.3)))*(Path Length/Equivalent Diameter)*(Fluid Density*(Channel Velocity^2)/2) to calculate the Plate Pressure Drop, The Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number formula is defined as the decrease in pressure experienced by the fluid as it travels through the flow channels created by the stacked plates. Plate Pressure Drop is denoted by ΔPp symbol.

How to calculate Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number, enter Reynold Number (Re), Path Length (Lp), Equivalent Diameter (De), Fluid Density fluid) & Channel Velocity (up) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number calculation can be explained with given input values -> 120988.3 = 8*(0.6*(23.159^(-0.3)))*(0.63147/0.016528)*(995*(1.845^2)/2).

### FAQ

What is Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number?
The Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number formula is defined as the decrease in pressure experienced by the fluid as it travels through the flow channels created by the stacked plates and is represented as ΔPp = 8*(0.6*(Re^(-0.3)))*(Lp/De)*(ρfluid*(up^2)/2) or Plate Pressure Drop = 8*(0.6*(Reynold Number^(-0.3)))*(Path Length/Equivalent Diameter)*(Fluid Density*(Channel Velocity^2)/2). Reynold Number is defined as the ratio of inertial force to the viscous force of fluid, Path Length refers to the distance that the fluid travels between the plates. It represents the length of the flow path within the heat exchanger channels formed by adjacent plates, Equivalent diameter represents a single characteristic length that takes into account the cross-sectional shape and flow path of a non-circular or irregularly shaped channel or duct, Fluid Density is defined as the ratio of mass of given fluid with respect to the volume that it occupies & Channel Velocity refers to the average velocity of the fluid flowing through the channels formed by adjacent plates.
How to calculate Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number?
The Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number formula is defined as the decrease in pressure experienced by the fluid as it travels through the flow channels created by the stacked plates is calculated using Plate Pressure Drop = 8*(0.6*(Reynold Number^(-0.3)))*(Path Length/Equivalent Diameter)*(Fluid Density*(Channel Velocity^2)/2). To calculate Pressure Drop in Plate Type Heat Exchanger given Reynolds Number, you need Reynold Number (Re), Path Length (Lp), Equivalent Diameter (De), Fluid Density fluid) & Channel Velocity (up). With our tool, you need to enter the respective value for Reynold Number, Path Length, Equivalent Diameter, Fluid Density & Channel Velocity and hit the calculate button. You can also select the units (if any) for Input(s) and the Output as well.
How many ways are there to calculate Plate Pressure Drop?
In this formula, Plate Pressure Drop uses Reynold Number, Path Length, Equivalent Diameter, Fluid Density & Channel Velocity. We can use 1 other way(s) to calculate the same, which is/are as follows -
• Plate Pressure Drop = 8*Friction Factor*(Path Length/Equivalent Diameter)*(Fluid Density*(Channel Velocity^2))/2
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