1st Edition

Heat Exchangers Operation, Performance, and Maintenance

By Kuppan Thulukkanam Copyright 2024
    472 Pages 205 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heat Exchangers: Operation, Performance, and Maintenance, Third Edition covers heat exchanger installation, commissioning and operation, and maintenance and performance monitoring in service.

    Focusing on in-service issues like flow-induced vibration, corrosion, and corrosion control, and fouling and fouling control, the book explores performance deterioration in service, maintenance issues, defects, tube failures, and how to detect these issues with NDT methods. It discusses various cleaning processes and repair methods. The book also considers boilers, utility boilers, coal-based thermal power plants, boiler corrosion, and boiler degradation mechanisms. It discusses different types of cooling systems, feedwater treatment, deaerators, feedwater heaters, economizers, condensers, cooling towers, and cooling-water management.

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

    1. Flow-Induced Vibration of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers.  2. Fouling.  3. Corrosion.  4. Boiler, Thermal Power Plant and Heat Exchangers of Feed Water and Cooling Water Systems.  5. Heat Exchanger Installation, Operation, and Maintenance.  


    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.