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New resources and products for plate heat exchangers.
Plate Heat Exchangers: Design, Applications, and Performances is a new book that provides a general introduction and historical background to the plate heat exchanger (PHE), then discusses construction and operation—PHE types, plate pattern, etc.—and gives examples of PHEs in different application areas. Material issues (plates, gaskets, brazing materials) and manufacturing methods also are treated. The major part of the book concerns the basic design methods for both single- and two-phase flow cases, various flow arrangements, thermal-hydraulic performance in single-phase flow and for PHEs operating as condensers and evaporators. For more information, click here .
Brazed plate heat exchangers are tailored for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, can be customized for specific application requirements, and are said to offer an environmentally responsible solution for a wide range of applications. Each exchanger consists of a series of thin, corrugated metal plates that are brazed together to improve heat transfer efficiency. The plates are compressed together in a rigid frame to create an arrangement of parallel flow channels, in which one high-viscosity fluid travels through the odd-numbered channels, and the other high-viscosity fluid flows through the even. For more information about heat exchangers from Danfoss, click here .
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey