Pressure Vessel Heat Exchanger

A pressure vessel is a closed container designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure. The pressure differential is dangerous and many fatal accidents have occurred in the history of pressure vessel development and operation. Consequently, pressure vessel design, manufacture, and operation are regulated by engineering authorities backed by legislation. For these reasons, the definition of a pressure vessel varies from country to country, but involves parameters such as maximum safe operating pressure and temperature. A common design is a cylinder with end caps called heads. Head shapes are frequently either hemispherical or dished . More complicated shapes have historically been much harder to analyze for safe operation and are usually far more difficult to construct. A disadvantage of these vessels is that greater breadths are more expensive.

    Specifications :

  • Pressure Vessel Heat Exchanger has approximately twice the strength of a cylindrical pressure vessel.
  • A spherical shape is difficult to manufacture, and therefore more expensive, Pressure vessels are cylindrical with semi-elliptical heads or end caps on each end. Smaller pressure vessels are assembled from a pipe and two covers.
  • Applications :

  • They appear in these sectors as industrial compressed air receivers and domestic hot water storage tanks and out door wood furnaces
  • Pressure vessels are diving cylinders, recompression chambers, distillation towers, autoclaves, and many other vessels in mining operations.
  • Advantages :

  • Pressure vessels can theoretically be almost any shape, but shapes made of sections of spheres, cylinders, and cones are usually employed.
  • Pressure vessels are used in a variety of applications in both industry and the private sector.