There are many different types of shell and tube heat exchanger configurations. To help standardize the types of configurations, the Tubular Exchanger Manufactures Association has devised a standard nomenclature to briefly describe heat exchangers. The standard developed by TEMA describes a heat exchanger using three letters. The first letter specifies the front head, second letter, the flow configuration and third letter, the rear head configuration.
TEMA Type Heat Exchanger Configurations
TEMA (Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association) has devised a standard nomenclature to briefly describe heat exchangers. The following is a description of the designation.
|A||Channel and Removable Cover|
|B||Bonnet (Integral Cover)|
|D||High Pressure Closure|
|N||Channel Integral with Tubesheet & Removable Cover|
|E||One Pass Shell|
|F||Two Pass Shell with Longtidudinal Baffle|
|H||Double Split Flow|
|K||Kettle Type Reboiler|