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Main Title Dry/Wet Performance of a Plate-Fin Air Cooled Heat Exchanger with Continuous Corrugated Fins.
Author Hauser, S. G. ; Kreid, D. K. ; Johnson, B. M. ;
CORP Author Department of Energy, Richland, WA. Richland Operations Office.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/7-82-014;
Stock Number PB82-231424
Additional Subjects Heat exchangers ; Electric power plants ; Cooling systems ; Cooling fins ; Corrugating ; Performance ; Heat transfer ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-231424 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 180p
The report describes work to (1) determine experimentally the performance and operating characteristics of a plate-fin heat exchanger during dry/wet or 'deluge' operation and (2) continue developing the deluge heat/mass transfer model. This work supports the improvement of power plant cooling systems that conserve fresh water in an environmentally and economically viable manner. The experiments identified important trade-offs concerning deluge cooling; these are discussed. The earlier deluge model was refined and extended to the simultaneous calculation of heat transfer and evaporation from wetted surfaces. Experiments showed the model to be an excellent predictor of heat exchanger performance during deluge operation.