Selector Tool Simplifies Heat Exchanger SpecificationSelector Tool Simplifies Heat Exchanger Specification
March 1, 2003
Originally Published MPMN March 2003
Selector Tool Simplifies Heat Exchanger Specification
Hosted at www.lytron.com, a selector tool simplifies the specification of heat exchangers from Lytron Inc. (Woburn, MA). Asking a series of basic questions, the tool helps visitors locate the most appropriate copper or stainless-steel heat exchanger for their application. "We realized that some design engineers may prefer to size their own heat exchanger instead of relying on us to do it, so this tool is now available on our Web site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help them do so," explains president Charlie Carswell.
To use the tool, an engineer simply inputs figures for cooling fluid, heat load, flow rate, and hot- and cold-side temperature when prompted. If the heat load is not known, the selector can calculate it. Help texts are also provided to explain unfamiliar terms. When all parameters have been entered, the tool selects up to three heat exchangers that are compatible with the given application. A graph showing the recommended exchangers' performance against the required performance is also generated. Finally, the program provides a printable price quote to use when placing an order.
The company's Web site also contains a technical support section as well as application notes, product selection information, and technical reference data.
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