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Study of new mathematical models applied to heat exchangers

SACOME continues making a firm and decisive commitment to research, development and innovation, as the main corporate philosophy, with the aim of consolidating its current leading position in the market but also for the future.

As a result of the efforts of all its employees, SACOME has had its study of “new mathematical models applied to heat exchangers” recognized as a “Research and Development Project” by the certifying body EQA R&D Certificates.

New mathematical models applied to heat exchangers

What is the purpose of our project for new mathematical models applied to heat exchangers?

The project consists of the characterization of the thermal-hydraulic and mechanical performance of the different SACOME corrugated tube configurations in the processing of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids. The main lines of study are as follow:

  • A theoretical mathematical model is developed to determine the heat transfer coefficients and head losses in the different SACOME corrugated tube configurations.
  • The results are compared with different experimental tests and real operating data to validate the theoretical model.
  • Advances are made in the process of mechanical conformation of the corrugation in the tubes, allowing to particularize the geometry of the corrugation for each fluid and process, in accordance with the results of the mathematical model.
  • New constructive typologies of tubular heat exchanger are studied and designed, which are not currently in SACOME’s portfolio, with the aim of manufacturing prototypes.
Comparison of the adimensional Nusselt number in a SACOME HARD corrugated tube, compared to an equivalent smooth non-corrugated tube.

Comparison of the adimensional Nusselt number in a SACOME HARD corrugated tube, compared to an equivalent smooth non-corrugated tube.

Heat exchangers technical documentation

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