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GATE ME 2024
Numerical
+2
-1.33

A condenser is used as a heat exchanger in a large steam power plant in which steam is condensed to liquid water. The condenser is a shell and tube heat exchanger which consists of 1 shell and 20,000 tubes. Water flows through each of the tubes at a rate of 1 kg/s with an inlet temperature of 30 °C. The steam in the condenser shell condenses at the rate of 430 kg/s at a temperature of 50 °C. If the heat of vaporization is 2.326 MJ/kg and specific heat of water is 4 kJ/(kg.K), the effectiveness of the heat exchanger is _______ (rounded off to 3 decimal places).

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GATE ME 2017 Set 2
+2
-0.6
In a counter-flow heat exchanger, water is heated at the rate of $$1.5kg/s$$ from $$\,40{}^ \circ C\,$$ to $$\,80{}^ \circ C\,$$ by an oil entering at $$\,120{}^ \circ C\,$$ and leaving at $$\,60{}^ \circ C\,$$. The specific heats of water and oil are $$4.2kJ/kgK$$ and $$2kJ/kgK,$$ respectively. The overall heat transfer coefficient is $$400\,W/{m^2}K.$$ The required heat transfer surface are (in $${m^2}$$) is
A
$$0.104$$
B
$$0.022$$
C
$$10.4$$
D
$$21.84$$
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GATE ME 2016 Set 2
Numerical
+2
-0
Consider a parallel-flow heat exchanger with area $${A_p}$$ and a counter-flow heat exchanger with area $${A_c}.$$ In both the heat exchangers, the hot stream flowing at $$1$$ $$kg/s$$ cools from $$80{}^ \circ C$$ to $$50{}^ \circ C$$. For the cold stream in both the heat exchangers, the flow rate and the inlet temperature are $$2$$ $$kg/s$$ and $$10{}^ \circ C$$, respectively. The hot and cold streams in both the heat exchangers are of the same fluid. Also, both the heat exchangers have the same overall heat transfer coefficient. The ratio $${A_c}/{A_p}$$ is ______________
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GATE ME 2015 Set 2
+2
-0.6
A balanced counter-flow heat exchanger has a surface area of $$20\,\,{m^2}$$ and overall heat transfer coefficient of $$20$$ $$W/{m^2}$$-$$K$$. Air $$\left( {{C_p} = 1000J/kg - K} \right)$$ entering at $$0.4$$ $$kg/s$$ and $$280$$ $$K$$ is to preheated by the air leaving the system at $$0.4$$ $$kg/s$$ and $$300$$ $$K.$$ The outlet temperature (in $$K$$) of the preheated air is
A
$$290$$
B
$$300$$
C
$$320$$
D
$$350$$
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