RODbaffled® (Shell-Side) Exchangers
(See Figures 15-22A, B, C and D.)
The design techniques of this system of baffling are not adequately covered in the literature, because they are the proprietary information of Phillips Petroleum Co. and are licensed to design firms for specifically designing the units to ensure proper application details. Figures 15-195 and 15-196 illustrate some of the improved features claimed for heat transfer and pressure drop.
The specific features of this new type of shell-side construction provide improved resistance to destructive tube vibration compared to the usual plate baffle designs. These units have been applied in practically all of the usual process heat exchanger services including externally finned tubes. These ...