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Open Heat Exchanger Design and Operation

Learning objectives

  • Describe the operation of open heat exchangers
  • Recall the purposes of a deaerator
  • Identify the location of a deaerator in a typical condensate system
  • Describe the operational characteristics of each of the following types of deaerators:
    • Spray-type
    • Tray-type
    • Spray-and-tray-type

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain how open heat exchangers use direct contact to heat condensate and remove non-condensable gases from the condensate. In addition, you will be able to describe the three basic types of open heat exchangers and the operational characteristics of each.

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