Depending on the type of job field you are in or the interests you have, you may have heard of shell and tube heat exchangers, but what are they, what do they do, and how do they work? A shell and tube heat exchanger is the most common type of heat exchanger employed in industrial plants. Another type of heat exchanger is the plate heat exchanger. In this video, they go over what a shell and tube heat exchanger is and show us an animation of what it looks like and how it works.
There are many parts that shell type heat exchangers consist of including, tubes, shells, inserts, expansion rings, tube plates, baffles, and gaskets. All of these are important pieces of this type of machinery. Each of these parts do something unique within this heat exchanger and ensures everything is running smoothly. They allow heat to be transferred smoothly from side to side.
Watch this entire video to see the ins and outs of a shell and tube heat exchanger and see how it may be used in this job field. This video consists of great animations that you can follow, so you understand where the heat is flowing through the exchanger.