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Hawaii Geothermal Project: A Parametric Study of a Vertical Heat Exchanger Designed for Geothermal Power Plant Application
|Title:||Hawaii Geothermal Project: A Parametric Study of a Vertical Heat Exchanger Designed for Geothermal Power Plant Application|
Chai, Hi Chang
|LC Subject Headings:||Heat exchangers|
Electric power production
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii|
|Citation:||Shimozono G, Chai HC, Kihara D. 1974. Hawaii Geothermal Project: A parametric study of a vertical heat exchanger designed for geothermal power plant application. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. HGP technical report, 5.|
|Series/Report no.:||Hawaii Geothermal Project: Technical Report No. 5|
|Abstract:||The preliminary design of a vertical, counterflow, shell and tube heat exchanger for use in a binary fluid power cycle is presented. The heat exchanger is to be part of a representative geothermal power plant generating 10 MW utilizing geothermal brine at 350°F with isobutane as the working fluid.|
The computational procedure for determining heat transfer coefficients, tube lengths, number of tubes, and pressure drops is outlined. Detailed in graphical form are results of a parametric study showing how these four parameters are affected by changes in turbine inlet temperature, tube diameter, tube pitch, isobutane velocity, scale thickness, pinch point temperature difference, and system pressure.
|Sponsor:||Prepared under National Science Foundation Research Grant No. GI-38319.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Engineering Technical Reports|
The Geothermal Collection
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