Vertical Bundle Air Cooled Heat Exchanger, Method of Manufacturing the Same, and Power Generation Plant Implementing the Same

Primary Inventor: Krishna P. Singh
Contributing Inventor(s): Indresh Rampall, Frank Sanderlin, Joseph Rajkumar
Date of Publication: September 26, 2017
Status: Granted
Jurisdiction: US
Assignee: Holtec International, Inc.
Equipment Type: Air Cooled Heat Exchanger
Docket NumberHOL-051
Application Number: 14/123,678
Patent Number(s)US 9,770,794 B2

PCT No: PCT/US2012/040806
PCT Publication NumberWO 2012/167279 A1
PCT Publication Date: December 6, 2012

Prior Publication DataUS 2015/0360332 A1 published on December 17, 2015.

Related U.S. Application Data: Provisional application No. 61/493,208, filed on June 3, 2011.

Abstract: A vertical bundle air-cooled heat exchanger, In one embodiment, the invention can be a vertical bundle air-cooled condenser comprising: at least one tube bundle assembly comprising; a tube bundle comprising a plurality of finned tubes arranged in a substantially vertical and side-by-side orientation, each of the plurality of finned tubes comprising a cavity; a top header pipe comprising an inlet header cavity operably coupled to a source of steam; a bottom header pipe comprising an outlet header cavity for collecting condensate; top ends of the plurality of finned tubes coupled to the top header pipe and the bottom ends of the plurality of finned tubes coupled to the bottom header pipe; and, a shell having an open, top end and open bottom end, the at least one tube bundle assembly positioned within the shell.