1st Edition

Heat Exchangers Mechanical Design, Materials Selection, Nondestructive Testing, and Manufacturing Methods

By Kuppan Thulukkanam Copyright 2024
    694 Pages 344 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heat Exchangers: Mechanical Design, Materials Selection, Nondestructive Testing, and Manufacturing Methods, Third Edition covers mechanical design of pressure vessels and shell and tube heat exchangers, including bolted flange joint design, as well as selection of a wide spectrum of materials for heat exchanger construction, their physical properties, corrosion behavior, and fabrication methods like welding.

    Discussing the basics of quality control, the book includes ISO Standards for QMS, and references modern quality concepts such as Kaizen, TPM, and TQM. It presents Six Sigma and Lean tools, for heat exchangers manufacturing industries. The book explores heat exchanger manufacturing methods such as fabrication of shell and tube heat exchangers and brazing and soldering of compact heat exchangers.

    The book serves as a useful reference for researchers, graduate students, and engineers in the field of heat exchanger design, including pressure vessel manufacturers.

    1. Mechanical Design of Pressure Vessels and Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger. 2. Material Selection and Fabrication. 3. Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Inspection, and Nondestructive Testing. 4. Fabrication of the Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger, Brazing and Soldering Of Compact Heat Exchanger.


    Kuppan Thulukkanam, Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Ministry of Railways, retired as Principal Executive Director, CAMTECH, Gwalior, RDSO. He has authored an article in the ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology. His various roles have included being an experienced administrator, staff recruitment board chairman for a zonal railway, and joint director, Engine Development Directorate of RDSO, Lucknow (Min. of Railways). He was also involved in design and performance evaluation of various types of heat exchangers used in diesel electric locomotives and has served as chief workshop engineer for the production of rolling stocks like coaches, diesel and electric multiple units, wagons, electric locomotive, etc. and as Director, Public Grievances (DPG) to the Minister of State for Railways, Railway Board, Government of India. Kuppan received his BE (Hons) in 1980 from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Madras University, and his MTech in production engineering in 1982 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.