Ormiston Wire recently published a white paper on heat exchange efficiency. The article looks at the mechanics of heat exchange technology, its uses in industry and the advancements that Ormiston itself has achieved. The technical paper helps engineers in the selection and specification of heat transfer components. The white paper will benefit engineers in refrigeration, power plants, petrochemical and sewage treatments and beyond.
The Ormiston white paper looks at the challenge of achieving efficient heat transfer in pipe flow, where a fluid boundary layer significantly reduces the potential for effective heat transfer. By inserting a wire turbulator down the pipe, engineers can reduce the diameter of the boundary layer. Ormiston Wire developed their first wire turbulator directly in response to this problem in 1968.
Heat Exchange Efficiency White Paper
The transfer of heat in engineering systems requires robust, carefully designed components that can be easily installed and maintain their performance over a long operating lifespan.
Ormiston Wire turbulators have proved to be a valuable tool in many applications because they can be custom-built to so many specifications. Turbulators can be supplied in a range of metals to suit the application, including galvanized mild steel, stainless steel, copper and monel metal, while lengths from 15cm up to 3 metres can be provided in diameters that vary between 6.35mm and 32mm.
More info: Heat Exchange Efficiency White Paper (pdf)