How Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers Work
In the world of HVAC, there are many different types of equipment that perform a wide variety of jobs. A few of these have to do with heat exchange. A piece of equipment in particular that performs heat exchange is shell and tube heat exchangers. In this video, you will learn all about shell and tube heat exchangers, including what they are, how they work, and what they do.
They are called shell and tube because of what their design looks like: a long tube with a shell at one end.
This piece of equipment deals with cold water at the tube end and hot water at the shell end. You will get to see an animation of exactly how this process works as well as a breakdown of the components within. This equipment also needs to function in a specific way, for example, remaining pressurized, so that the hot water does not begin to boil.