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Process Heat Transfer Paperback – 1982


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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0074632175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0074632178
  • Product Dimensions: 35.6 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 291,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Dec 1998
Format: Paperback
At university this was held up as one of the best standard texts for understanding heat transfer. In industry this is the textbook used to design heat exchangers and the work copy is well thumbed to the point of falling apart. Many complicated ideas are put across very clearly by the author. At the end of each chapter there are questions to test the students understanding of the work. There are many worked examples of calculations which are well set out, cross referenced and easy to follow.
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By Anon on 13 Aug 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
One of the best heat transfer books written to date. Covers all you will need to design shell and tube heat exchangers.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Classical book for Process heat transfer 27 Jan 2002
By Gaurav Arora - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Its one of those books that will be with me during my entire engineering career. One of the tuffest subject explained in such a neat way for easy comprehension. Hard to find book, mostly out of print. If you do find one, dont miss.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great Book for the Practicing Design Engineer 24 Dec 1997
By tsedwards@bigfoot.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is the classic in practical heat transfer design. The first few chapters cover theory, while the remainder of the book is devoted to specific design problems...accompanied by fully detailed examples. Some readers may argue that it is too detailed (in today's age of computer simulators), however, stepping through details helps the designer gain an intuitive understanding of heat transfer design considerations. From single component to multiple component heat transfer with phase change (including accounting for the presence of non-condensibles), it's covered, though dated in its approach (the book was first published in 1950). In summary, if you are looking for a book that bridges the gap between theory and actual operation, look no further!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A Must for Practicing Engineers Involved in Heat Transfer 23 May 1998
By runman@city-net.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
When Kern wrote this book, I am sure that he never imagined it would become a classic! Although some of the coefficient equations have improved slightly over the years, the methods developed in this book are as useful then as now. He literally covers all aspects of heat transfer, cooling towers and direct contact condensers, shell and tube, mixed gas condensation, boilers, direct-fired heaters, coils, etc.. You must have this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent guide to the practicing engineer. 4 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I used this book as a text book in 1982 and consider it one of the key courses in my career. The principles and methods presented by Kern are still un-matched. Today, as a design professional it is a great tool while dealing with process heat transfer. Excellent handling of condensation in the presence of non-condensibles.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dated but Critical Text 13 Mar 2006
By Dirk J. Willard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Although this book was written in 1950, the text is still critical. I used the section on direct-contact heat exchangers to design a contact condenser back in 2002. The text is still relevant, the examples current and useful, and some calculation methods still not covered properly in more advanced text. I should point out that although some of the equations are old, they are simplier to use than newer text and require fewer inputs. Besides, when are you going to need calculations accurate to beyond 90%?

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