shell-and-tube exchanger

shell-and-tube exchanger

[¦shel ən ¦tüb iks′chān·jər]
(engineering)
A device for the transfer of heat from a hot fluid to a cooler fluid; one fluid passes through a group (bundle) of tubes, the other passes around the tubes, through a surrounding shell. Also known as tubular exchanger.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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1957, "Flow Pattern for Predicting Shell-side Heat Transfer Coefficients for Baffled Shell-and-Tube Exchangers," Industrial And Engineering Chemistry.
The problem with using shell-and-tube exchangers for viscous products such as tomato paste, Bonner says, is that some of the tubes will be liable to clog.
Basically, shell-and-tube exchangers consist of a cylindrical shell containing a bundle of tubes running parallel to the shell.