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WEBBUSTERZ ENGINEERING SOFTWARE

Shell & Tube Heat


Exchanger Design
Help File
Version 1.6.0


Khaled Aljundi




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Table of Contents

About....................................................................................................................................................... 4
Main Features ......................................................................................................................................... 5
Version History ........................................................................................................................................ 6
License Agreement.................................................................................................................................. 8
System Requirements ........................................................................................................................... 10
Acknowledgements ............................................................................................................................... 10
Software Support .................................................................................................................................. 10
Main Screen .......................................................................................................................................... 11
Design Mode ......................................................................................................................................... 12
Tool bar ............................................................................................................................................. 12
Step 1 ................................................................................................................................................ 13
Step 2 ................................................................................................................................................ 14
Step 3 ................................................................................................................................................ 15
Step 4 ................................................................................................................................................ 16
Step 5 ................................................................................................................................................ 17
Step 6 ................................................................................................................................................ 18
Step 7 ................................................................................................................................................ 19
Step 8 ................................................................................................................................................ 21
Step 9 ................................................................................................................................................ 23
Step 10 .............................................................................................................................................. 24
Step 11 .............................................................................................................................................. 26
Step 12 .............................................................................................................................................. 27
Step 13 .............................................................................................................................................. 29
Summary ........................................................................................................................................... 32
Temperature Prediction ........................................................................................................................ 34

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Rating Mode .......................................................................................................................................... 35
Step 1 ................................................................................................................................................ 35
Step 2 ................................................................................................................................................ 36
Step 3 ................................................................................................................................................ 37
Step 4 ................................................................................................................................................ 38
Step 5 ................................................................................................................................................ 38
Step 6 ................................................................................................................................................ 39
Step 7 ................................................................................................................................................ 40
Step 8 ................................................................................................................................................ 40
Step 9 ................................................................................................................................................ 41
Summary ........................................................................................................................................... 42
Engineering Data sheet ......................................................................................................................... 43
Databases .............................................................................................................................................. 47
User Database ................................................................................................................................... 48
Components .................................................................................................................................. 48
Tubes Database ............................................................................................................................. 49
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient (Uo) Database ......................................................................... 50
Software Databases .......................................................................................................................... 51
Fouling Factors Database .............................................................................................................. 51
Tube Counts .................................................................................................................................. 52
Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients ................................................................................................ 53
Tools ...................................................................................................................................................... 54
Import ............................................................................................................................................... 54
Ms Excel ........................................................................................................................................ 54
Physical properties file .................................................................................................................. 55
Export ................................................................................................................................................ 57
MS Excel ........................................................................................................................................ 57
Engineering Data sheet ................................................................................................................. 58
Save/Load Project ............................................................................................................................. 58
Test Software .................................................................................................................................... 59
Troubleshooting Errors ..................................................................................................................... 60



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About

Welcome to S&THex

This help file will explain in details all software features and any common errors that the
software may generate.
S&THex is a software tool that is made to demonstrate the chemical design and rating
calculations of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers.
The software unlike other tools, ensures that the calculations are performed step by step to
help in understanding the calculations.


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Main Features
Software Features
Step by step design and rating calculations
Support S.I Units and English (U.S) Units of measurement
Rating and Design Modes
Save/Load results.
Results:
Export Results to Shell & Tube Engineering Data sheet. You can print the data sheet or
export it to pdf format or Microsoft Excel for editing
Export Results summary to Microsoft Excel, Print Results summary.
Calculations:
Duty, Shell/Tube velocities, Unknown shell or tube side temperatures, also calculate
unknown exit temperatures in rating mode
Number of Baffles and Baffle spacing, Scale resistance (dirt factor)
Overall heat transfer coefficient for both Clean and Fouled conditions
Select from different correlations to calculate shell or tube heat transfer coefficient
Shell/Tube side Reynolds & Nusselt numbers
Pressure Drops.
Recommended minimum shell thickness, minimum recommended number & diameter
of rods.
Calculate Shell/Nozzle/Channel/Head/Tube sheet Thickness..
Number of transfer units, Effectiveness, Thermal capacity ratio
Pumping power / Inlet and Exit Nozzles pressure losses / Scale resistance Calculators
Ability to import properties to Shell/Tube sides form Microsoft Excel very useful if you
want to import your own physical properties
Included Databases:
Estimate the Physical properties of pure components for more than 1450 components;
the database has the ability to estimate Thermal Conductivity, Density, Heat Capacity
and Viscosity. The database also included critical properties, boiling and melting points
and come as a standalone interface but easily integrated with the software.
Estimate mixture properties. (ALL ESTIMATION METHODS CURRENTLY SUPPORT LIQUIDS
ONLY)
Ability to add your own properties in the additional user databases.
Fixed tube sheet counts and standard tube sizes tables
Fouling factors and Overall heat transfer coefficients included.


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Version History
Product minor revisions have been omitted from version history
S&THex v1.6 May 2010
Physical properties database separate interface
Export Physical properties to Ms Excel or XML file.
Import Physical properties from XML file.
Export Summary to Shell & Tube Engineering Data sheet to Ms Excel or pdf format
Fouling Factors
Improved user interface
Fixed few programming bugs

S&THex v1.5 July 2007
Added Fixed Tube sheet tube counts
Added general Tube Sizes
Added Rating mode
Added Overall heat transfer coefficient calculations for clean and fouled conditions
Added Effectiveness, Number of transfer units and Thermal capacity ratio calculation
Added Pumping power calculation
Added the ability to enter Nusselt number in the correlations section
Added Gnielinski correlation to tube side
Improved user interface
Fixed few programming bugs

S&THex v1.4 July 2005
Added Software property estimation database (liquids property estimation only)
Added Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients Table
Added new saving function
Ability to import and export to Microsoft Excel
Improved user interface
Estimation of Jh (heat transfer factor) - in correlations section
Added Shell/Nozzle/Channel/Head/Tube sheet Thickness Calculation
Fixed few programming bugs

S&THex v1.3 May 2004
Added Databases (empty user databases)
Improved saving functionality
Added print screen functions
Fixed some common programming bugs

S&THex v1.2 Feb 2004
Added English (U.S. Units)
Added Shell diameter calculation
Added Scale resistance calculation/calculator

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Added Nozzle pressure drop calculation/calculators
Added drawing summary
Added some mechanical calculation

S&THex v1.1 Dec 2003
Improved software interface
Added more correlations

S&THex v1.0 Jan 2003
First Release


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License Agreement
Use of SHELL & TUBE HEAT EXCHANGER DESIGN [S&THex] (This SOFTWARE) is contingent on your
agreement to the following terms:
1. GRANT OF LICENSE
The AUTHOR of this SOFTWARE (Khaled Aljundi) and WeBBusterZ Engineering Software
(WeBBusterZ or webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk), grants you a limited, non-
exclusive license to use the SOFTWARE if you have purchased a copy or obtained the demo version.
2. DISCLAIMER:
While reasonable care has been exercised in the collection of data and testing of this software,
WeBBusterZ Engineering Software (WeBBusterZ or
webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk) and Khaled Aljundi (the AUTHOR of this
software) disclaims any warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of the data
or calculations contained therein.
The physical properties obtained from this software yield approximate results, which will not always
be suitable for every application. The software is designed for use by trained professional personnel
and is not a substitute for sound professional judgment. It is the sole responsibility of the user to
validate the data presented by this software and to determine whether the results are accurate and
suitable for any specific purpose. No guarantee of accuracy or fitness for any purpose is expressed or
implied. WeBBusterZ strongly recommends that the data be checked against other sources and/or
methods before use and application.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, (WeBBusterZ or
webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk) AND THE AUTHOR FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF
THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT AND DOCUMENTATION REMAINS WITH RECIPIENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL (WeBBusterZ or
webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk) OR THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS,
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING
OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF (WeBBusterZ
or webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk) AND THE AUTHOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, (WeBBusterZ or
webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk) AND THE AUTHOR FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON INFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF
THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT AND DOCUMENTATION REMAINS WITH RECIPIENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL (WeBBusterZ or
webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk) OR THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES
WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS,
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING
OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF (WeBBusterZ
or webbusterz.com/webbusterz.net/webbusterz.co.uk) AND THE AUTHOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES

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LICENSE:
3. SCOPE OF GRANT
You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the SOFTWARE. WeBBusterZ and the
AUTHOR shall retain title and all ownership rights to the SOFTWARE.
4. COPYRIGHT
This SOFTWARE is protected by copyright laws and international copyright
treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties.
5. MAINTENANCE
WeBBusterZ and the AUTHOR are not obligated to provide maintenance or updates for the
SOFTWARE. However, any maintenance or updates provided by WeBBusterZ and the AUTHOR shall
be covered by this Agreement.

6. DISTRIBUTION

The Demo version of this SOFTWARE may be freely distributed provided that it is not modified and
the original archive remains intact with all accompanying files, and provided that no fee is charged.
Should a fee be charged or any of the distribution
package need to be modified you must contact WEBBUSTERZ for explicit written permission.
YOU MUST AGREE TO AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS IF YOU WISH TO USE THIS SOFTWARE


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System Requirements

S&THex needs the following computer configuration to run:

Microsoft Windows operating system.
64MB RAM;
30MB free disk space;
.Net Framework
Tested Windows XP, Windows Vista & Windows 7.
Acknowledgements

1. Standards of Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association, 6th Edition, TEMA Incorporated,
Tarry town, Newyork, 1978
2. Sinnott, R.K., Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering Design, Vol. 6 , Third edition,
Butterworth-Heinemann
3. D. Q. Kern, Process Heat Transfer, McGraw-Hill, International Edition, 19504

Software Support

The support provided with this software is limited to NON Technical software issues. Please only
contact us if you would like to report a software bug or problem.
It is highly recommended that you test the demo version of this software before purchasing the full
version.


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Main Screen
This will guide you through how to use the software, and how to avoid errors.
S&THex is easy to use as long as you follow the instructions provided in this document:
All calculations performed and screen captured are for demonstration
purpose only and
shouldn't be used as a reference. Many screens have been modified due to
upgrades to newer version.



The software currently supports two units of measurement; S.I units and English (U.S) units.
The software will use S.I units as default units. Before proceeding to do any analysis you
must set the units of measurement.
You have now different options to proceed.
1. You can load components from your user database.

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2. You can load components from the software database
3. You can enter components to the software manually
To load components from your user database, point to Database located at the top menu
then select User. Your components are located under Components.
To load components from the software database (contains 1495 components) click on the
button labelled Estimation or simple point your cursor to Database and select
Software.
If you are entering the data manually, click on the button labelled Start

Design Mode
Tool bar




From the left

1. New - This button will clear all text boxes for a new project.
2. Open- Load your saved project
3. Save - save your project
4. Back to main - The arrow will show the software main screen
5. Import an XML format file or a physical properties file
6. Import from Microsoft Excel
7. Help - This will access this help file.
8. Steps Navigation - Will show the window below.





All buttons are numbered and must be clicked in order to avoid errors.


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Step 1



1. Enter Shell/Tube side components
2. Select physical state
3. Temperatures, units - 'C, 'K if using SI units in this case.
4. Only one check box from either the Shell side or Tube side can be checked - this will
allow for the Temperature prediction! - You can only ask the software to estimate only
one temperature on both shell/tube sides.
5. Enter Flow rate - in kg/hr or m3/hr
6. Only one check box from either the Shell side or Tube side can be checked if you want to
calculate an unknown flow rate.
7. Click the "Done" button.


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Step 2


1. Enter ALL values
2. You can check the checkboxes to calculate Prandtl Number.
3. If you have e.g. Steam then you must check the checkbox to enter the Specific Enthalpy


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Step 3


1. Click the "Calculate" button to calculate the duty
2. Enter assumed Uo value - this can also be obtained from Uo database by clicking "Open
Database"
3. This will show as below - every entry you select will be automatically aligned to the opposite one
in the database.



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Step 4


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1. Enter the Shell Diameter - Values can be found from literature. However the Shell
Diameter (Ds) and the Bundle Diameter (Db) can be estimated if the check box is
checked the screen below would appear. You can adjust the clearance value by checking
the "adjust clearance check box" then enter the clearance value and click the "adjust
button", click the "Back button" to send the Ds value to the main screen.
2. Click "Done" button
3. If you click on "Standard pipe sizes" the screen below will appear, you can also find the
sizes you need if you are using fixed tube sheet heat exchanger
The tube counts for this can be found if you go to the main screen then click on "Tube
counts"

Step 5


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1. Select Flow profile then click "Calculate" button
2. Select to either enter or estimate the true temperature correction factor then click "Calculate"
button
Step 6


1. Calculate the Heat Transfer Area
2. Also in some cases if any of the checkboxes in step1 was checked for estimating the Flow rate,
then another "Calculate" button will appear for this purpose as shown below


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Step 7


1. All you need to do here is to click on the calculate button.
2. A check box to adjust the Number of Tubes will appear.
3. Adjust the Number of Tubes and click on the Calculate button again to re-calculate the

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rest of the information.
4. When you click the Calculate button the screen below will also popup - Click on calculate
to calculate the shell diameter (you can choose to adjust the clearance value by checking
the check box and entering the new value then click on Adjust button

5. If the Checkbox for estimating the initial Design Overall Coefficient (Ud), the screen
below will appear - Click the "Calculate" button to estimate.
Note: The Ud estimation must be completed in order to enable the estimation of the dirt
factor in later step.



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Step 8



1. Click the "Calculate" buttons in order
2. When Correlation Screen appears select the correlation.
o First decide if you are ignoring the viscosity at wall or no - if it's ignored then check the
checkbox provided.
o For this case - Check the checkbox to calculate the Jh (heat transfer factor) - You can
also select to enter the Nusselt number if you prefer
o Click "Done" to go back to Step 8 Screen and calculate the Heat transfer coefficient



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Step 9


1. Select the Baffle cut and Type then click on the Done button to calculate the Cut.
2. Baffle diameter can be estimated after select (Pipe or Plate Shells).
3. You can edit the Baffle diameter value by checking the check box to edit the clearance,
enter the value then click the "Calculate button" to calculate the Baffle diameter.

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Step 10


1. Select a correlation to enable the calculation of the Heat Transfer Coefficient.
2. The same procedure will apply for the correlation screen below





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3. You can estimate the Scale resistance or Dirt factor. A screen like the one below will
appear.




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Step 11



Enter the material of construction and the thermal conductivity then click calculate.


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Step 12





1. Jf is a dimensionless friction factor (the same as the friction factor for pipes) and can be
obtained from literature (e.g. Reynolds number vs. Jf Charts).
2. Enter Jf and click the Calculate button.
Note: Shell & Tube sides Nozzles pressure drop can be estimated by checking the check
boxes provided. The screens below would appear.
3. Clicking on the other data button; will enable you to calculate (tube holes in baffles
diameter, shell thickness, number of tie rods & diameter and baffle plate thickness). The
estimations only are in fact recommendations based on TEMA Standards, so please check
with the manufacturers for accuracy. The screen for "other data" can be seen below

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Pumping Power can also be calculated for fluids only

Step 13

This Part of the software will only do some basic mechanical calculations
After filling in all the data required the results button must be clicked to see the results.




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Results screens
Click the calculate button to show all answers
Because the screen below only makes recommendations, if your Ds value is < 6 in the
software won't be able to generate the results.


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Summary

For Engineering data sheet please click here



1. Note that every time you make a change to any entry in the problem specification you
need to re-click the show button and scroll down to the new set of results
2. The summary also can be seen with only basic Graphical illustration, other CAD or
drawing packages should be used for more accurate illustrations.


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Temperature Prediction
1. Your first Specific heat capacity value is filled in by the software
2. Click the Calculate button to calculate the first trial
3. Use the average temperature generated for the second trial to obtain the Specific Heat Capacity
for the second trial.
4. Click the "Calculate" button to calculate the Temperature.
5. Follow steps 3 and 4 except that you will use the average temperature generated for the third trial
to obtain the Specific Heat Capacity value.
6. when you decide to stop, check the checkbox opposite to the trial number, then click the "Done"
button to continue.






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Rating Mode
Fluids Rating only!

The software will present you with 9 steps, the first 4 are intended to add the rating problem data, the
last 4 are the rating calculations.

Step 1

Enter all data in step 1
To change the temperature from "'C" to "'K" in SI measurement units you must check the check
box
Click step 2 to continue




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Step 2


Enter all physical properties details
Prandtl number can be calculated by checking the check box provided






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Step 3

Select flow arrangement
You can choose to calculate the area or duty however since this is rating of existing heat
exchanger it's always better to have all such information available at hand, this will help in
producing better results
Thermal conductivity value for materials of constructions are available in literature





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Step 4

Enter exchanger layout and type
Enter Tube details then click "1- Done" button - this will calculate the inside diameter
Clicking on the "Standard pipe sizes" to show the pipe sizes database
Enter Shell diameter



Step 5

Enter all baffle information




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Step 6

This is the tube side rating calculation screen - You must click the buttons in order
Before clicking on "3- Calculate" button the check box must be checked to use a correlation to
calculate Nusselt number




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Step 7

This is the shell side rating calculation screen
Before clicking on "4- Calculate" button the check box must be checked to use a correlation to
calculate nusselt number


Step 8

The results screen below is revealed after clicking of the Calculate button present in step 7



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Step 9

This is the final step to calculate the pressure drops, this step also account for the inlet and exit
losses





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Summary


Summary screen - Click the "Show" button to show thee summary of results
If you make changes to the results you will need to click on the "Show" button again and scroll
down to the new set of results





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Engineering Data sheet

The software can also generate an engineering data sheet that includes a summary of Rating /
Design.
On the summary screen the button below will allow you to export to a data sheet



When you click the button you will be presented with the screen below where you can type in any
extra information before you generate the data sheet




The datasheet can be generated and exported directly to Ms Excel or can be generated and
previewed as a report before exporting to Ms Excel

The data sheet should look as shown in the screen below. You have the ability to save the data
sheet as a pdf file or export it to Ms Excel for editing. You can also print the data sheet, all options
are explored below



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Zoom in/out Export html
format
Print

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The Ms Excel should look the same as above see below

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Databases

The software offers a collection of databases for your own convenience, the screen below can
be accessed via the main screen buy clicking on the button or




Please note: all estimation techniques will sometimes result in error factor. Professional
judgment should be exercised with reference to all estimation made. We recommend
checking properties against a literature source if in doubt.
For Mixture Estimation - The following limitations apply:
o Mixture Viscosity is only valid for Organic liquids only,
o Mixture Thermal Conductivity only valid for non polar liquids only


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User Database

All data are stored in sthex.mdb file and this can file can also be accessed from Microsoft
Access. if you prefer.
Components

The database function is to help in saving you time through projects. All you need to do is
enter the component and its physical properties. When you are done, add the component. As
you progress through adding the components you can load any component to any side (i.e.
Hot or Cold side) by clicking the appropriate button.
Before loading any component always make sure that you have selected the correct units of
measurements from the software's main screen. This is simply to avoid conflicts between
units of measurements.



Edit, Delete Refresh, Find, Filter, Sort ....etc.
All above mentioned are there for your convenience and they can be used as you add more items to
the software.


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Tubes Database

The tube database has similar functions to the components database - again the most important issue
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Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient (Uo) Database

This database is extra, the software now have values Uo and they can be accessed from the main
screen.
The database should be used the same way as the components database, all buttons have the same
functions.





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Software Databases

Please open the User Guide for the physical properties database provided with the Physical
properties database
Fouling Factors Database

Accessed from the main screen. It's not required to run the software in order to access this database.
You can access this from the start menu.




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Tube Counts


Tube Counts can be accessed through the main screen,
The counts below are valid for FIXED TUBE SHEET EXCHANGERS
The database can be navigated by clicking on the "Next or Prev" buttons
If you want a copy to print out, you can click on the PDF image button to open up the pdf file in
Adobe viewer
The find button can be used to search the database, this can be performed by searching by field
Data Grid button will adjust the columns based on the longest field
You can scroll to view records Horizontally as well as Vertically






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Overall Heat Transfer Coefficients

Can be accessed from the software during design mode or the main screen.




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Tools

Import
The import feature is give you more flexibility. There is two ways that you can import data to the
software. When you click on the import button present on the main screen


The screen below will popup



Ms Excel

The First method is to import from Ms Excel. You must have Microsoft Excel installed on your
computer before you use this feature.

The Import wizard will allow you to import ANY values from ANY Excel Spreadsheet to the software

1. Click "Browse" to select the spreadsheet.
2. Ensure that the Sheet name is correct.
3. Specify the Cell references - only enter references as A1 or B14 ...etc. in the cell number textbox
4. Select the mode (rating mode / design mode)
5. Leave blank the cell that you don't want to use.
6. Click on the "Import" button to continue, the software will open the spreadsheet and import the
values you specified then the speadsheet will be closed, you can also do this while the
spreadsheet is open or running.
7. The software will also allow you to save the Sheet Cell numbers for future reference. To save:
1. Click on "Browse to Save"
2. Enter the name you want to save the Cell numbers under
3. Click on Save button to go back to the import screen
4. Click on the "Save" button provided to save all your values
Important: You must make sure that you are importing value with the correct measurement
units because the software will not convert your units
8. To Load your saved file:
1. Click "Browse to Open" button
2. select the saved document from the location you saved it under
3. Click "open" to go back to the import main screen
4. Click the "open" button provided to load your file.



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Physical properties file

The second method is to import from an XML file. This file is associated with the Physical properties
database. Once you followed the instructions in physical properties user guide and generate an XML
file you will need to import it using the tool below.


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The first step is to browse to the XML file, you will need to click on the "Browse" button then find the
XML file, the browse will usually start from the software default installation directory, so if you saved
your properties file in the same directory you it should look similar to the one below.



When you open the file all the properties you generated will appear as below

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Select the component and the units of measurements then assign the components to
Shell/Tube/Hot/Cold side.

Then go to the main screen and continue to Step 1. All the properties should be loaded in Step 2.


Export

MS Excel
This function will only work if you have Microsoft Excel installed on your PC!

The Export wizard can only export your summary of results obtained from the summary screen not
the graphical summary.
1. Click on "Show" button to see the summary first.
2. Click on "Export" button to export your results.


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Engineering Data sheet

For Exporting to Engineering data sheet please click here

Save/Load Project

Save Function 1

This will only save your values not your results.

Saving files
1. Enter the Project Name
2. Enter the location of the project including your file name
This can be like: C:\Program Files\webbusterz\project1.txt
Where project1.txt is the name of your project file.
3. Click "Save" button

Loading Files

1. Click "Open" to select the file (e.g. project1.txt)
2. Click "Open" button again to load your file

Save Function 2
Will save your results and values.
Saving files
1. Click "Browse to save" button - and type in the name of your project
2. Click "save" to go back to saving screen
3. Click "Save" button on saving screen to save.
Loading files
1. Click "Browse to open" button - this button will be enabled when you select "open" from the file
menu on the main screen.
2. Select your file e.g. project1.dat
3. Click "open" to go back.
4. Click "Open" button to load your project.



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Test Software

This is the best way to gain some practice before running the software: You can also view the online
demo video.

To load a test file do the following:
1. In the main screen set the measurement units first
2. Select "Open" from the main screen file menu, you can choose from opening a rating file or
design file
3. Click on the "open file" button located at Save function frame
4. You can select either the SI units test file or the US English units file
5. Click the "open" button again
6. You must go through the steps accordingly and click all the "Done" and "Calculate buttons in
order.


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Troubleshooting Errors
Errors that may occur and how to handle them
Division by zero
This error may occur under different conditions, if this error occur while thermal calculations
are performed then check the figures you entered in to the data entry screens. It's more likely
that you forgot to enter a figure or you entered an incorrect figure format.
Make sure that all your text boxes are filled correctly and you are clicking all buttons in
order.


Click on Calculate button and the results given is Zero
Try to close the screen then reload it again and click the calculate button, this method will
refresh the software controls.